“Wordle” more than just a distraction

Isabella Heupel – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – “Wordle” is a viral word game that has become a sensation in 2022.

“Wordle” players are given six chances to guess a five-letter word. The letter will turn green if it is in the word and in the correct place, yellow if it is in the word but in the wrong place, and grey if it is not in the word.

People around the world, including Mustangs, look forward to playing this game every day.

LRHS senior Charlize Ucciferri said, “I like playing ‘Wordle’ because it gives me a challenge and I like being able to learn new words every day.”

Teachers across the United States have are incorporating the popular game into everyday lesson plans.

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Some teachers play the game with their whole class while others put their own spin on it by creating a “Wordle” layout on the whiteboard for students to guess.

Teachers who teach subjects other than English have a chance to incorporate a similar game into their lesson plans. Renditions of the game were made to help students learn math and geography.

Math teacher Ann Fleury said, “I love talking to the kids about strategy in the game and getting everyone excited to play.” teachers

The words chosen usually pertain to what material the students are learning in class.

Junior Andrew Deppen added, “It is mentally stimulating and something to challenge me on a daily basis.”

In addition, some teachers even modified the game for younger students to play. Instead of using five-letter words, teachers are using three-letter words to teach students in grades kindergarten to first grade.