Differentiated word work centers to use during independent work time such as Daily 5 or while the teacher meets with guided reading groups.
Each unit includes options for practicing high frequency words, spelling words and challenge words. Since some students get all of the regular spelling words correct on the pre-test, we created a “GRAY” list of words from the advanced pages of the "Small Group Time Access for All" yellow pages. Based on their pre-test scores students use either the white list (regular words) or the gray words (challenge words) to practice. (Our guide was 9-10 correct on Monday's pretest uses gray list).
Dice Roll and Write practice
Rainbow Word practice
Word/Picture practice (for beginning writers) Word/Sentence
practice (more capable writers)