Allow students to identify the spelling correlation between various basic words. Start with one word and change or add one letter at a time to form a ladder of words e.g hive, dive, live, love, dove, shove etc.
I love that this word ladder isn't spelt out (pun intended) with instructions or even a word to get the students started. It's simple and encourages thinking!
This worksheet is designed so that the ladder can be cut out and displayed on the classroom wall.