I posted about my word work centers a while ago on my blog, and since then, I have decided to create pages to accompany each activity. The beautiful thing about the centers is that they can work for any spelling/vocabulary list, and can be easily adapted each week simply by adding a new set of flashcards or a new word list to the center! My kiddos LOVE it!
Each activity in this 48 page file is written out as an "I Can" statement with a picture prompt. This file includes full size cards and half-size cards for classroom use. Check out my preview file to see if this can work for you, and feel free to check out my original word work post here: http://oneextradegree.blogspot.com/2011/08/word-work-center-etc.html
* NOTE: My file folder games are not included in the file. If you have any questions about the contents, please leave a message in my Q&A prior to your purchase. Thanks! :)
Hi! The folder games you saw on my blog/contained in the file are from a project I completed in college. I went through Words Their Way and chose a skill from each level of development to create a phonics box. I hand-drew them myself, and they are not in the best shape now-a-days, which is why I have never really went into specifics about them or offered them on my blog. :) I just drew covers of the books I paired the skills up with. For example, I used "Giggle, Giggle, Quack" as a backdrop for alphabet matching. I created letters & the kids could attach them to the folder (capital and lowercase) with velcro. Several of them are word sorts for different patterns. I cut pockets into the folders to insert cards that I hand-made, and then the kids would sort them onto mats on the inside of the folders. "James & the Giant Peach" was a gameboard with cards. They read a word & determined if the base word stayed the same when the suffix was added, if it doubled the consonant, or if it dropped an e. Then they went to that corresponding place on the board. I used squishy bugs from the dollar store as game markers. You can make them into anything you want them to be... and you could probably easily glue some games from TpT and blogs into folders to do essentially the same thing. I created them in 2004 or something...before I started creating digital resources. Hope that helps!
June 7, 2013
I love your work! Could you please tell me what don't you use for words galore? Do u sell it? Thanks!
I would be happy to answer your question, and maybe I have summer brain, but could you clarify your question? I am not sure what you're asking. :) Thanks!
June 30, 2012
Hi One Extra Degree, I just came across your stuff and I can't wait to look at it. The one I have just looked at is 'Word Work Center Goodies'. Where on earth do you find those amazing fonts? I am a teacher in Australia and I can never find fonts like that. Please help???
Thanks so much,
Here's a link to an old blog post with information (and a freebie) explaining how I monitor jobs in my classroom. :)
I do not currently have any mini-lessons for the CAFE strategies. In fact, I am trying to stay away from adding Daily 5/CAFE files due to copyright concerns. :) With that said, I do have a word work center that fits in nicely with the program... and I think that my poetry centers also fit within the framework for Read to Self or Read to Someone. Many of my freebies could probably also be used.
June 7, 2012
I was wondering if you have your file folder games available that go with your word work center goodies?
I actually created the file folder games in a class during my undergrad work. They have suffered through seven years of children... and they are missing parts and pieces that I've had to replace/throw out. At this point, I don't think I'd be able to scan them as documents, and they took me FOREVER to plan, draw, color, and put together, so now that I have a "real" job, and I'm not just a college student, I have no idea how I'd do that without dumping a TON of time into them. So sorry! I wish I could share them with you! :)