What Is Classroom Wordle?
Classroom Wordle is a fun adaptation of Wordle for students (and even adults). But unlike Wordle, we only use 5-letter school reltated words. And the best, you can play this class Wordle unlimited times online for free! No preparation needed. Just open the website and start playing. It’s a fun game that helps prepare for a vocabulary test and gives a nice break for the mind.
What the Colors Mean
- Grey – the letter isn’t part of the word.
- Yellow – the letter is part of the word but in an incorrect position.
- Green – the letter is part of the word and is in the correct position.
How to Play Classroom Wordle
- To play, enter your guesses (5-letter words) in each row of the 5 x 6 tiles, starting with the first row. You can do this with your physical keyboard or the on-screen keyboard.
- On entering each guess, the tiles will turn one of three colors: green, yellow, or grey. The color change depends on the correctness of the letters.
- Letters that are not a part of the word will have grey tiles.
- Letters that are part of the word but not in their correct position will have yellow tiles.
- Letters that are part of the word and are in their correct position will have green tiles.
- On-screen keyboard letters already used in a guess are also highlighted according to their tile colors.
- You only get six guesses per turn, after which the answer is revealed then the turn ends. However, if you guess the word correctly before using all six guesses, the turn ends, and you win.
- When a new turn starts, the word changes.
There are many ways on how to play this game with your students. Here are my two favorite:
Fastest Fingers: Have students play Wordle individually on their phones. The one who guesses the word in the least amount of time is the winner.
The Closest Letters: Award points for each correct letter guessed; more for green and fewer for yellow. For example, a student could get 5 points for one green letter in the first row, and 6 points for each new green letter in the second row. Yellow letters could be 2 points each. The student accumulating the most points wins, even if they don’t correctly guess the final word. This method emphasizes strategic letter guessing and rewards partial success.
Make a Custom Wordle
Teachers can now create their very own class Wordle game. Unlike other Wordle games, this online version requires very little preparation. Here is what you need to do:
First, you need to register. Once registered, you can add your own relevant and challenging 5-letter words to the game. You will receive a unique game link, which you can share with your. Students can play the game individually on their smartphones, laptops, tablets, or as a group in class as many times as they want.
Make as many games as you want for your students, no tech expertise needed!
The Original Wordle Game
Wordle is a daily game that involves players trying to guess a 5-letter word correctly in six guesses. Each day, the game chooses a new word, and when a player does not figure out the word of the day, they’d have to wait till the next day for a new turn.
To play you must:
- Go to the NY Times Wordle website and click “Play” to start the game.
- Enter your guesses (5-letter words) in each row of the 5 x 6 tiles, starting with the first row. You can type your guesses with the on-screen keyboard or your physical keyboard.
- After each guess, the game highlights the tiles based on the correctness of their letters.
- Tiles whose letters are not part of the word are highlighted in grey.
- Tiles whose letters are part of the word but not in the correct position turn yellow.
- Then tiles whose letters are part of the word and are in their correct position turn green.
- On the on-screen keyboard, you’ll also see the letters you’ve played get highlighted – grey, yellow, or green – according to their correctness.
- You get six guesses for the day, after which the game ends, and you’d have to try again the following day.
- But if you guess the word of the day correctly before using up all your guesses, you win. On winning, a pop-up shows up displaying your gameplay stats.