Grade 3 English : Jumbled words

Tips and Tricks

1.Hunt for the common English prefixes and suffixes – sets of letters that commonly occur at the beginning or end of a word.

Common Prefix – ‘a’,’de’,’di’,’per’,’un’,’in’,’up’ etc

Common Suffix – ‘ s’,’en’,’ed’,’ing etc

2. Once you identify a potential suffix you can make with your letters, remove those letters from the pile and see what you can construct with the remaining letters. Eliminating even a few of the letters by grouping them into a prefix or suffix makes it a lot easier to unscramble the word by reducing the number of possible solutions.

3. Another trick you can use to help unscramble a word is look at the vowels inside a word and use them to construct a framework for the other letters.

4. Build up a word by placing one of the vowels in the word scramble in the second position of the unscrambled word and then testing different consonants around it.