The Making Words activity is related to the four block literacy model. The children will gain spelling and phonics knowledge as well as the chance to practice active listening.
This document contains one sheet to explain making words homework to parents, two sample scripts to follow for in-class lessons, and 6 homework making words sheets (that could used in class or used to create a class lesson for).
The large "mystery words" are feelings, clarinets, footballs, flapping, and octopus. These pages are appropriate for grade 1 and 2 (or even remedial/resource room grade 3).
Kids love these lessons because they are fast paced. I gave teacher directions on how to set this activity up in the classroom effectively from years of doing these lessons.
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