I love the concept of "Write the Room!" However, I teach 3rd grade and wanted to still do the activity, while making it a bit more challenging for older grades! This activity is so versatile, it is suitable for grades K through 4th! I have many literacy centers available for my students to use, and I honestly have to say, my Write the Room Centers are their FAVORITE! Please read through directions below and then check out the full preview!
Print, laminate, and cut spring word cards. Place word cards around your classroom. You may wish to use all 24 cards or just 12 cards. If you’d like to use all 24 cards, make sure to make double sided copies of pages 5 and 6. If not, just make single-sided copies of page 5.
Make copies of the Write the Room recording form and place at your literacy center.
Students will use a clipboard and “write the room” or walk around the classroom hunting for the words and recording them. Students will be practicing handwriting, decoding skills using the pictures, and new vocabulary.
If directed, students may read their recorded words to a partner when done.
Older children can be challenged (after completing the initial Write the Room activity, by completing Write the Room Sentences. Students will be challenged write ten sentences using at least one spring word in each sentence. Once completed, students can pencil sketch at least 5 of their spring words into the scene to complete the picture. Students will finish by coloring the picture with crayons. Make sure to copy pages 7 and 8 for this activity.
Older students can also be further challenged by using an electronic device or dictionary to find the meaning of their spring words. Then students will cut and complete the individual vocabulary puzzles! Make sure to copy pages 9 and 10 and staple together.
Other Monthly Write the Room Sets Available:
January Write the Room FREEBIE
February Write the room
March Write the Room
**The following months are to come!**