This Wacky Word Work Kit includes a few tools to help you bring creativity and fun to your daily word work routine. These resources can be used with any word work or word study program.
Tool #1: Wacky Word Work Flip Deck
Create a flip deck with this collection of word work activities. Great for use as centers, small group practice, or during your Daily 5 Word Work rotation. Activities include:
• Rollin’ Words – students roll a die to see how they should write their words (all caps, all lowercase, in marker, in crayon, three times, or in a sentence),
• Add-A-Word – the Add-A-Word Key gives students a value for each letter of the alphabet. Students use the key to add up the value of each word on their list.
• Secret Codes – students use the Secret Codes Key to write each word in symbols.
• Snazzy Story – students write a story using 10 of their words.
• Word Waterfalls – students write their words several times, starting only with the first letter of the word and adding one letter each time they write each word.
• ABC Order – students write their words in alphabetical order.
• Rainbow Write – students write each letter or each word in a different color.
• Stamp-A-Roo – students use alphabet stamps to stamp their words.
• Stencil Scribe – students use alphabet stencils to trace their words.
• Typing Time – students type their words using the free Book Creator app.
Tool #2: Wacky Word Work Homework Menu
Extend word work practice beyond the classroom. These two menus will make assigning word work homework a breeze. Students simply pick one activity each night they have word work homework.
A basic menu is provided for the beginning of the school year and a second, more advanced menu is provided for the second half of the year. The advanced menu includes the option for students to study their words using the free website Spelling City. If you would like to provide this option, instructions for how students can set up a new word list each week are provided.
Tool #3: Word Collector’s Notebook Labels
Transform any type of notebook or composition book into an official Word Collector’s Notebook using these 2”x4” labels. Having students collect all their word work practice in one place is a great reference for parent teacher conferences.
Tool #4: Word Pocket Labels
Word pockets are a great way to keep sort cards organized each week. Transform any plastic bag, envelope, or pouch into an official Word Pocket with these 2.5” round labels.
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