Differentiating a Word Work center isn’t an easy task. However, we know that differentiation is a must in order to meet the needs of the students in our classrooms. A kindergarten classroom alone can have a group of students that are working on letter sounds, a group of students that are working on blending CVC words, and a group of students that have moved on to harder phonics skills. As a teacher, you may find yourself running to the copier to make a copy of practice pages for different level of skills. In this kit, you will find what I have found to work in my personal classroom for my Word Work center.
Let’s begin by defining what a Word Work center is and the goals you should have as a teacher for that center. Word Work Centers are the building and breaking apart of words to help students understand the construction of words. Students need repeated practice to become familiar with phonics patterns found in words. Students also need exposure to high frequency words that are found within a text. Word Work should not replace a focused phonics instruction, but allow students opportunities to manipulate words with hands-on activities that are engaging. As a teacher, your main goal is to allow students to become familiar with phonics patterns and practice building those words.
IN THIS KIT YOU WILL FIND 4 SECTIONS.
*The Word Work Kit set up, shopping lists, and troubleshooting.
*The Word Word Kit Center Guide: Explanation/list of center ideas and any work mats that may be needed.
*Differentiated Word Lists: Each list is divided into clickable links for easy printing.
*Editable Word Lists for word lists with 5, 10, 12, 15, and 20 words.
*Word Lists with touch dots to be used in small group for accountability and phonics practice.
*Editable Small Group Lists with touch dots
76 word Lists cover: cvc word families, vowel pairs, long vowel, r-controlled, ing, ang, ong, ung, ch, sh, th) However, if you have word lists outside of this, you can make your own lists. :-)
? Try out #thesightwordkit
This sight word system was designed to help you easily manage teaching sight words throughout the school year. Different schools and districts have different requirements and lists for teaching sight words. This unit is completely editable to help you fit your school’s requirement for sight words. Assessments, activities, and flash cards are easily customizable to fit your needs.
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Thank you to Chalk and Apples for this fabulous tutorial. If you still have questions after watching this tutorial, you may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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