The same concept as the popular internet game, but in worksheet form.

This is exactly the same concept as WORDLE, but in worksheet form, and with a time limit so it's not an endless challenge. Each worksheet has 4 games, and I make my students play in pairs by sliding their desks together (depending on corona, they can just work where they are too). At first, until they get the hang of it, they can use their textbooks. You and the JTE will each take half of the classroom in the checking process (if you do single players in a big class, then it might be too hectic for you both running around to check all the answers).


  1. Draw a Wordle grid on the blackboard (6 rows, 5 squares each row).
  2. Explain the marking system (Circle if correct letter and space, triangle if correct letter but wrong space, cross if the letter isn't in the word).
  3. Demonstrate the marking process. I like to write the world "H E L L O", and then pretend to call myself over by raising my hand and saying, "Teacher, please check!". The word I'm working my way towards is "W H O S E", so mark accordingly [HELLO > PHONE > THOSE > WHOSE]
  4. Set a time limit (I usually do 4 or 5 minutes). Challenge the class to see how many pairs can get the answer within the time limit.
  5. After time is up, ask the fastest pair to walk you through their process by writing their first guess, checking it, second guess, checking it.... and so on.
  6. Repeat as many times as you'd like.

Have played this with all JHS grades, each class at varying levels of English skill. All enjoyed throughly. Also, please don't sue me for copyright infringement @ The New York Times.

Small files
  • English Wordle.pdf (839 KB)
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    Submitted by bjpaull February 18, 2022 Estimated time: 5 minutes/game
    1. Keith Miyazaki April 8, 2022

      I use and then I put the link in I show the QR code on the classroom TV. Students scan the code and have it straight on their iPads.

    2. Keith Miyazaki May 16, 2022

      On the Discord, "trust_me_im_a_stomach" shared {} which makes a link and QR code instantly.

    3. Luz Muan February 9, 2023

      Hi Keith Miyazaki. Can you make your own game with that link? Thanks.

    4. Keith Miyazaki March 6, 2023

      Luz Muan: Yes, you can.

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