Children climb to new heights in reading and writing with these fun, engaging, reproducible word-building games! First, kids read clues on each ladder rung, then they change and rearrange letters to create words until they reach the top. All the while, they’re analyzing sound-symbol relationships, developing phonemic awareness, broadening their vocabulary, and building spelling skills to become better readers!
To give kids extra help, list all the “answers” for the ladder (that is, the words for each rung) in random order on the board. Have children choose words from the list to complete the puzzle!