I first saw Scrabble being applied in lessons by Amjad Ali and his original post can be found here – https://www.trythisteaching.com/2013/07/scrabble-tiles/ – since then, many others have used the idea with variations with great success. Indeed, when I used it in an interview lesson, the students gave it a round of applause they liked it so much.
A variation of this idea I have used recently, is to give the students the Scrabble value of a ‘mystery’ word which is linked to the lesson. Using the Scrabble score card, students have to work out the ‘mystery’ word – it could, of course, be more than one word.
An easy to apply extension is to challenge the students to set each other mystery words and exchanging the value of their mystery words to work out.