NOTE: For some reason the sample shows this font differently than when you would print it out-it was created using COMIC SANS. This activity was created to be used as a center to work on the most frequently used chunks in words/word families. Students manipulate letters to practice building words with the focus "chunk of the week" There are more chunks than weeks in school so you can be selective in the chunks you focus on, or if you have a class than can move faster, focus on more than one chunk per week. There is time involoved up front in getting this center ready (enlist parent volunteers) as you need one copy of the student chunk book for each child in your class. After the books are ready changing a manipulative makes it fun for your students each week but the procedure of what they do remains the same ensuring your students will be actively engaged.