New Year's Activities: Blending Build A Word Wheels-Make Up To 63 Sets

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New Year’s Activities Themed Build A Word Wheels – Set 1

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★ Different Ways To Use & Record

★ 63 Different Combinations of Wheels, so you can make 63 Word Builder Wheels with this set!

7 different inner onset wheels contain:

**all 19 beginning single consonants

**8 beginning consonant digraphs

**21 two-letter blends

**8 three-letter blends or tri-graphs

9 different larger outer rime wheels that contain: :

**8 -vc chunks (rimes) with the vowel a

**8 -vc chunks (rimes) with the vowel e

**8 -vc chunks (rimes) with the vowel i

**8 -vc chunks (rimes) with the vowel o

**8 -vc chunks (rimes) with the vowel u

**10 chunks with vowels and double consonants:

-ff, -ll, -ss, -zz

**5 chunks with vowels and –ck

**5 r-controlled vowel combinations

**11 vowel digraphs and the letter -y

★ Includes 4 Word Builder Awards & 8 Recording Sheets

★ Great for Differentiating Word Building Practice with your students

★ 7 inner wheels and 9 outer wheels as described below.

21 Page Download - Print as many of each wheel as desired to make up to 63 different Word Builders…

Two styles of optional recording sheets (record only real words OR record as real or nonsense in correct column – also some recording sheets with color pictures and some with black and white for students to color) can be used for students to write the words they build.

4 Word Builder Award Certificates are included as well in both color and black and white.

Assemble Word Builders by placing one small onset wheel on top of one larger rime wheel, and secure with a brass paper fastener. You can start easy and then make them harder as the year progresses. You can also change the center wheels or outer wheels to adjust to your students’ growth.

Ways to Use:

Give each student one Word Builder and a recording sheet. See how many real words can be made with the wheels in one position. Then advance the inner or outer wheel one move, and build more words. This activity can continue until the wheel has been moved a total of 7 times to make all possible word combinations on that particular Word Builder. (Advanced students may need more than one recording sheet.)

Give each student one Word Builder and a recording sheet for real words and nonsense words. See how many real words and how many nonsense words can be made with the wheel in one position. This activity can be continued by advancing the wheel one move to build 8 more words to classify as real or nonsense. The activity can continue until the wheel has been moved a total of 7 times to make all possible combinations.

Or simply give students a Word Builder and let them move it as they choose to create words and record them.

Tags for this item: New Year's Activities, New Year's Printables, New Year's Literacy Centers, New Year's Blending, New Year's Word Work, New Year's DIBELS, New Year's onset rime, New Year's Independent Work, New Year's Small Group Work

Please click on any of the GREEN LINKS below to view other New Year’s resources.

New Years Emergent Readers - 2018 Mini Books


★ 3 Different Reading Levels – Emergent Reader and 2 Harder

★ Vocabulary Card for Word Wall or Pocket Chart (Illustrated if appropriate)

★ 3 versions of each book + A page in each for a New Year’s Resolution.

1. Full color illustrations

2. Black and white illustrations for students to color

3. Versions for students to illustrate their own to show comprehension

★ 9 versions in all - Easy Assembly - 30 Page Download

New Years Poems / Songs – UPDATED for 2021

★ 17 page file – All Illustrated with New Years Graphics-

★ 8 Songs/Poems sung to popular children’s songs.

★ 2 Versions of each – full color and black and white for students to color.

★ Just choose those you like, and print just those pages.

★ 5 pages of large New Year’s images to cut out and glue onto shared reading charts.

★ Sing to familiar tunes, or chant.

New Year's PowerPoint Presentation

Updated for 2021 for Younger Learners

★ 3 Reading Levels - Use with or without my Happy New Year mini books and pocket chart cards. This PowerPoint contains all 3 reading levels of the mini book as well as individual slides of the vocabulary cards.

★ 83 slides including vocabulary slides (60 vocabulary slides)

★ You could also print out some of the slides to make a larger version of each of the levels to accompany the set of mini books.

New Year News - Templates to Write and Publish

Updated for 2021 and editable…

★ Use this student newspaper template for any writing activity. I have included 3 writing prompt worksheets you can use depending on which New Year’s theme you like:

• What was the best thing about the year 2010?

• What would you like to learn in 2021?

• What is one thing you would like to improve in 2021?

New Year’s Sight Words Literacy Centers Game Board Activities SET ONE

★ Updated for 2018

★ 21 Page download - 5 different Winter themed game boards for the first 100 Dolch sight vocabulary words.

★ Optional Recording Sheets and Awards

I have included 6 spinners.

New Year’s Themed Sight Words Literacy Centers Game Board Literacy Center Activities SET TWO

Updated for New Years 2018

★ Last Half of Dolch Words + 10 Dolch Nouns

★ 5 different New Year’s themed game boards for the last 118 Dolch sight vocabulary words plus 10 Dolch nouns.

★ I have included 6 spinners, 8 recording sheets and 4 Sight Words Awards.

New Year’s Themed Build A Word Wheels – Set 1


★ Different Ways To Use & Record

★ 63 Different Combinations of Wheels, so you can make 63 Word Builder Wheels with this set!

★ Includes 4 Word Builder Awards & 8 Recording Sheets

★ Great for Differentiating Word Building Practice with your students

★ 7 inner wheels and 9 outer wheels as described below.


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