Yesterday's Wonder Can you Speak in Code? was an interesting one for my second graders. What child doesn't get excited about using codes? The Wonder talked about why the radiotelephony spelling alphabet came about in history and what it is used for. After we read through the Wonder and talked about the "code", my students each spent a few minutes writing a word using the radiotelephony spelling alphabet. Some students wrote their names, while others were a bit more creative. The students are working on writing the alphabet on chart paper to post in the room, so they can write letters to each other using it.
Below are two students sharing their words with each other. You can tell all students were really enjoying this activity!