As part of a balanced literacy program, student's should be working with letters and words in a variety of ways with a "Word Work" center.
This is a collection of Common Core Aligned worksheets and templates. These templates can be changed on a weekly basis to align with the content you're covering. For Example: The boggle template. You write in a variety of letters and the students have to create words in a row. (Just like our old game students never play anymore!) The Focus on a Word template is a great sheet for them to use for weekly content vocabulary. They can keep them and have a booklet of vocab at the end of the year.
Scrabble Mania Template
Focus on a Word (Vocabulary depiction)
2 different monster sorting boards with 3 word sorts
- short vs. long vowels with CVCe use
- 1 vs. 2 syllable words
- Parts of Speech
Fancy Alphabet printout for manipulatives
Basically these take a few minutes of prep at the beginning of the week and you're good to go for word work center! They can be used over and over as the school year goes on with little adjustment.
Hope you enjoy! :)