Word work centers with visual directions that can be used for any list means automatic differentiation, student independence, and minimal prep on your part!
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THIS RESOURCE?
different word work center options to use with any list for easy differentiation
⇨ Visual direction card
for each center so that your students can work independently
WHAT WILL MY STUDENTS BE DOING?
⇨ Rainbow words:
Students write words with a variety of colors. Recording sheet included.
⇨ Type It:
Students :"type" words on a file folder laptop, then write them with a dry erase marker on the "laptop screen." Printouts for file folder laptop included.
⇨ Roll a Color:
Students roll a die and write their word in the color that they roll. Printable die and recording sheet included.
⇨ Spin a Style:
Students use a spinner to decide how they will write their word: crayon, marker, or pencil. Spinner and recording sheet provided.
⇨ Mystery Words:
Students will write their words in a white crayon, then color over it in marker to reveal the word. Recording sheet provided.
⇨ Roll a Smell:
Students will roll a de and use the Roll-A-Smell guide to decide what scent Mr. Sketch marker to write their word with. Recording sheet and Roll-A-Smell guide provided.
⇨ Super Sentences:
Students use their words in a sentence, then use a marker to underline their word. Recording sheet provided.
⇨ Dotty Words:
Students write their words in Dotty Letters. Recording sheet and Dotty Letters Guide provided.
⇨ Magnet Words:
Students build their words with magnets on a magnetic surface.
⇨ Stamp It:
Students write their words, then stamp their words. Recording sheet provided.
⇨ ABC Order:
Students write 8 of their words, then cut/glue them in ABC order. Recording sheet provided.
⇨ Play Doh Words:
Students write their words with dry erase marker, then nuild it with Play Doh. Recording sheet/mat provided.
⇨ Syllable Sort:
Students write 8 of their words and then sort by number of syllables. Differentiated recording sheets provided.
⇨ Grammar Sort:
Students write 8 of their words and then sort by part of speech. Differentiated recording sheets provided.
⇨ Sum It Up:
Students use a key to assign each letter of their word a number, then they add to find the total of their word. Recording sheet provided.
⇨ Picture It:
Students pick 4 words, then draw a picture to represent each. Recording sheet provided.
⇨ Chalk Words:
Students write their words on a chalkboard.
⇨ Fancy Letters:
Students write their words in fancy letters. Fancy Letters guide and recording sheet provided.
⇨ Doodle Words:
Students use a key to write a doodle symbol for each of the letters in their words. Recording sheet provided.
⇨ Vowels and Consonants:
Students write their words with vowels in red and consonants in blue. Recording sheet and Vowels and Consonants Guide provided.
WHAT ARE OTHER TEACHERS SAYING?
I've bought multiple word work centers but it took FOREVER to teach students how to do them independently to give them choices for word work each day. This makes it so much easier with the visual directions that it let's students work on their own so they can choose an activity that appeals to them.
I am all about simplicity and fun. This product offers all three with minimal prep. I love that my students can use these same activities with any list. This has quickly become one of my favorite purchases. Thank you!
These word work centers are absolutely perfect! After a quick trip to Walmart to grab a few supplies to go in the baskets, it was low prep and I have these centers ready to go for the rest of the year! Not to mention they are fun activities that my kiddos couldn't wait to get their hands on during their word work rotation. They were seriously so engaged and working on their sight words the whole time!
WHO IS THIS RESOURCE FOR?
• Classroom teachers
who need students to independently complete word work stations so they can manage small groups.
• Classroom teachers
who don't want to prep word work centers every week for the entire schol year.
• Classroom teachers
who have students needing practice with different levels of words.
WHAT ELSE WOULD MAKE YOUR ♯TEACHERLIFE EASIER?
➡ Are you looking for word lists to go along with these centers?
Check out Sight Word and Word Work Differentiation System.
➡ Are you looking for word work centers that your students can do on a computer?
Check out Digital Interactive Word Work: Short Vowel BUNDLE.
➡ Are you looking for a FUN way to do lit circles with your students?
Check out Book Detectives - Lit Circles for Primary Students.
➡ Are you looking for reading graphic organizers to anchor student learning?
Check out Graphic Organizers for All Literature Standards.
➡ Are you looking for an easy way to keep track of student reading?
Check out Digital Book Logs.
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