My children love Making Words! This product includes 50 different Making Words Activities for the Smartboard. The lessons correlate with the "Making Words Lesons for Home or School Grade 2" by Patricia Cunningham. First grade teachers can use the 2nd grade lessons as well. I teach 2nd grade and I use both the 2nd and 3rd grade lessons.
Making Words is an activity to help children become good word decoders. Children view it as a game and they enjoy manipulating the letters to make words as they begin to recognize spelling patterns. They love trying to figure out the mystery secret word which uses all the letters as I give clues to the secret word.
You can use the Smartboard lessons with or without the student lesson worksheet. The infinite cloned letters across the top of the lesson are pulled down to make the words.
This is a great activity to begin the day, use at transition times, or to end the day. My children love them!