Looking for a way to spice up or energize your classroom word study routine and implementation of Words Their Way? Word searches for word study are an interesting, fun way for students to recognize correct spellings and word patterns. This set of word searches is meant to be a companion to the Syllables and Affixes Spellers book, 2nd Edition published in 2009 (the green book).
My students begin their individualized Words-Their-Way word study sequence with a "blind" word search as their first activity. As student search a word search and find 2-3 words, they begin to see the pattern for the word search and recognize other words in the sort. The word searches do not contain an accompanying word list because the goal of this activity is for students to discover and seek out correctly spelled words. This routine activity is meant to be an engaging, fun way for students to discover their word study words and sharpen their ability to recognize words that are spelled correctly (which I believe is a major key to spelling improvement).
Word Searches correspond to the 2nd Edition Word Sort books published in 2009. These word searches should be used as a complement to the Words Their Way program. The lesson plans and student sorts included in the word sort books are an invaluable component of the WTW word study program.
WORD STUDY WORD SEARCH BUNDLE now available!
Students also demonstrate their understanding of sorting by sound and/or pattern as they record the words they have found. Because of the reasons behind the creation of the word searches, you will not find lists included with the searches, but can find the list of words in the Words Their Way developmental word sort books. This set of word searches is based on the Syllables and Affixes Spellers book (the green book).
Learn more about my word study routines from my Word Study blog series:
⇒ A 7 Day Overview of My Words their Way Word Study Routine
⇒ My Two Best Tips for Making Any Word Study Routine Work
⇒ Additional Tips and Suggestions for Word Study
Included in this Resource:
✔ 54 Word Searches in two formats to choose from--
- 1 one a page with a sorting chart
- 2 on a page for 1/2 sheets to glue in to word study notebooks
✔ Answer Keys
✔ 10 page E-Book of Word Study Activities, Routines, and Tips
✔ Editable Word Study schedule
✔ Student Notebook Covers
Why word searches for word study?
This is an interesting, fun way for students to recognize correct spelling and word patterns. As they find 2-3 words, hopefully they begin to see the pattern for the word search and recognize other words in the sort.
Links to Word Study Word Searches:
★ BUNDLE of ALL WORD STUDY WORD SEARCHES (save 20%)
★ Letter Name Alphabetic Spellers Word Searches (K-2 Version)
★ Letter Name Alphabetic Spellers Word Searches (regular version)
★ Within Word Pattern Word Searches
★ Syllables and Affixes Spellers Word Searches
★ Derivational Relation Spellers Word Searches
Links to all Word Study Notebooks
★ Within Word Pattern Spellers Word Study Notebook Activities
★ Syllables and Affixes Spellers Word Study Notebook Activities
★ Derivational Relations Spellers Word Study Notebook Activities
★ BUNDLE of ALL WORD STUDY NOTEBOOKS (save 20%)
Word Study Notebooks are Now available in a Google Slides (TM) Format!
★ Digital Derivational Relations Spellers Word Study Notebook Google Slides(TM)
★ Digital Syllables and Affixes Spellers Word Study Notebook for Google Slides (TM)
★ Digital Within Word Pattern Word Study Notebook for Google Slides (TM)
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