Word Work is such an important skill to practice in the primary classroom. Word Work, or word study, is often considered “spelling practice” in classrooms. While word study does involve learning to spell words, it is not your traditional spelling practice of simply memorizing words for a spelling test. Word Work involves learning the patterns and meanings behind our written language. Whether or not you do “spelling” in your classroom is up to you and your school district. My district uses spelling words and gives spelling tests. My goal is to make them the most useful for my students. Instead of focusing on memorizing the spelling words each week, and then forgetting them right away, I want my students to understand the patterns in our spelling words. Our spelling words are related to our phonics skill for the week, plus a couple of high frequency words. We practice these words during our independent Word Work stations, in our whole group instruction, and small group instruction. I created these Editable Word Work activities to use each week with my students.
These Word Work Activities allow you to use ANY words that you would like for your students to practice. Your students can practice spelling words, sight words, or word families. The possibilities are endless. Simply type in your list of words and 12 Word Work Activities are automatically generated for you to use in whole group, small groups, independent word work centers, or homework. See how it works in the video below.
What are the Editable Word Work activities that are included?
There are 12 Word Work activities that can be used with 10 words and 12 of the same activities that can be used with 5 words. This allows for easy differentiation for your students who are not ready to work with more than 5 words at a time. You will find the following activities:
•Spin & Write
•Using Different Tools
•Roll & Color
•Roll & Write
•Roll & Read
•Tic Tac Toe
•Secret Code Words
“This is a brilliant idea!! Type the list once and instantly get 12 differentiated activities. I can’t wait to use this in my classroom. This has to be one of my all time favorite downloads.” -Darlene
This is truly a huge time saver in my classroom because I can use any list that I want to use for my students. It is easy to differentiate for my students to work on sight words, word families, or spelling words. I also included activities that can be used with 10 or 5 words, which allows me to cut my word list in half for struggling students.
You can learn more about these Editable Word Work activities by clicking on the picture below.