When you first look at a scrambled word, it looks like a bunch of gobbledygook. Where do you start and where do you go next? Finding a piece of gold in a field of mush can be time consuming and frustrating. There is a procedure we would encourage you to use. Here is how we would suggest you should approach a scrambled word: Start by looking for commonly used prefixes and suffixes. The difficulty is in looking the root of the word. The next step is to look for common letter chunks such ch and ea. Once you have spotted those parts space out your vowels and consonants. At this point, you should have the skeleton of a word and it is up to you to finish it off. As you repeat this and practice, you will find it much easier.
These puzzles hold a hidden educational value in form of constructing a critical thinking activity from something that is simple. Word recognition is heightened in students that perform these puzzles often. You can challenge yourself by approaching longer words in scramble format. For these larger words you will follow the same procedure, but you will take a bit more finesse to complete them. Below you will find a large number of word scramble worksheets to provide you with plenty of practice for this skill.