Word Work! Word Building! Word Sorting!
The Word Work for Big Kids pack includes 4 word-building activities for kids who are ready to move past basic word sorts. In each of these activities, kids will explore ways to create their own words. These activities work great with Daily 5 word work or Words Their Way. These activities are perfect for centers, early finishers, or stand alone word exploration activities. They can be done individually, in small groups, or whole class. The activities included in this pack are:
"Word Builders:" Each mat has a different 9-letter word scrambled on the side. Kids cut out the letters, then manipulate them to create new words. They record their new words on the mat. Then kids try to discover what the mystery word is- the word they can spell using all the letters. Included are 10 different mats.
"Compound Words:" Kids use word cards to create compound words. Included are 60 word cards that can be put together in many different combinations for endless possibilities. Kids record the compound words they create on a recoding mat. There is a place for “Wacky Words” (nonsense words that don’t make sense) because kids will want to put words together that they now don’t make real compound words.
"Prefixes" and "Suffixes:" In these activities, kids use words cards to create words with prefixes and suffixes and record their words on mats. Each activity includes 5 prefix/suffix cards and 28 root word cards. All the root words cards can be used with more than one prefix/suffix so that kids can do the activity over and over.
A blank sorting mat is included for extension activities. Kids can decide how to sort the words the created and discover new spelling patterns.
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