Great activity for the beginning of year!
In this activity students use the letters from "Welcome to Third*** Grade" to create new words. There are columns for 2 letter words, 3 letter words, 4 letter words, 5 letter words, 6 letter words, and 7 or more letter words. Students are encouraged to cut out the letters and use as a manipulative to help find words. Students often use a dictionary if they are not sure of spelling or if it is actually a word.
***UPDATED: now includes a word builder for third, fourth, and fifth grade. Also included: a word builder for students to use with their own names!