What Is Bee Wordy?
Bee Wordy is a card game where players construct words and earn points. Unlike most word games, Bee Wordy cards contain individual letters and letter combinations (consonants, vowels and digraphs) that make up the English language.
Developed by a classroom teacher, Bee Wordy supports reading acquisition and vocabulary development.
Bee Wordy was built out of one teacher's vision to make phonics fun and engaging for students. Instead of focusing on worksheets and drills, she wanted to give her students a fun, interactive way to master this essential reading skill, and as a result saw great gains in vocabulary building and comprehension. Thus, Bee Wordy was born.
Soon, the game was offered to other teachers in her building and second through fifth grade classes began exploring words and learning new vocabulary. These teachers reported great success as students were engaged in a way that worksheets could not provide. She realized she had created a true gem.
Today, parents and teachers across the country can benefit from this engaging way to reinforce valuable phonics and word building skills with their own copies of Bee Wordy.
How It Works
Each player or team gets 7, 10 or 15 cards.
Make as many words as you can. If you can't make a word, you can trade your cards for new ones.
Use the Bee Wordy Word Bank to write down the words you make in each round of play. Write "trade" if you get new cards (no points for that).