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Looking for a way to spice up or energize your classroom word study? Why word searches for word study? Word searches for word study are an interesting, fun way for students to recognize correct spelling and word patterns. As they find 2-3 words, hopefully they begin to see the pattern for the word search and recognize other words in the sort.
Updated 3/2/17 to include answer keys!
Learn more about my word study routines from my Word Study blog series:
My students begin their individualized Words-Their-Way word study sequence with a "blind" word search as their first activity (word search does not contain a list of words). This routine activity is meant to be an engaging, fun way for students to discover their word study words and sharpen their ability to recognize words that are spelled correctly (a major key to spelling improvement).
Students also demonstrate their understanding of sorting by sound and/or pattern as they record the words they have found. Because of the reasons behind the creation of the word searches, you will not find lists included with the searches, but can find the list of words in the Words Their Way developmental word sort books. This set of word searches is based on the Derivational Relations Spellers book (the blue book).
This word search activity set is intended for teachers who use (or plan to use) Words Their Way word sorts. (The books are amazing for teachers who implement word study!)
This download includes:
*60 Word Searches in two formats to choose from--
-1 per page with a sorting chart
-1/2 sheets to glue in to word study notebooks
*10 page E-Book of Word Study Activities, Routines, and Tips
*Editable Word Study schedule
*Student Notebook Covers