Word Maps for Word of the Day is a simple activity that targets oral language development and word analysis. I have used this successfully with grades K-5 in general education and exceptional needs classrooms.
Word maps range in skill difficulty from primary (write a sentence, draw a picture, count letters/vowels/consonants/syllables, rhymes, examples, multiple meanings) to upper elementary (add prefixes and suffixes, parts of speech, antonyms, synonyms, Greek and Latin roots). The varying levels of difficulty can be used for differentiation in your classroom.
This download includes:
- 25 different word maps
- 8 blank templates
-3 weeks of sample plans for Word of the Day activity using quantity words, time words, and verbs
-Suggestions for incorporating the activity in your daily routine
-Suggestions for extension activities
-Student worksheet to lead the Word of the Day activity in class
-Internet links for 8 online dictionaries/resources