Thursday, November 13, 2014

What is an anagram? - Oral Activity

What is an anagram?
An anagram is the rearrangement of the letters of a word, name, phrase, sentence, title, or the like into another word or phrase.  But ALL the letters of the name or phrase must  be  used ONCE  and  only ONCE. This  is  the  basic  rule  of anagramming. The best anagrams are meaningful and relate in some way to the original subject.  Example: if we take the word ‘the classroom’ and rearrange the letters in it, we get ‘school master’.  So, ‘school master’ is an anagram of ‘the classroom’ and vice versa.  Here are some other anagrams: mother-in-law _ woman Hitler;   debit card _ bad credit; dormitory _ dirty room; eleven plus two _ twelve plus one.

Write some anagrams and display them on the wall magazine.

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