Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Word Work Activities
Every Wednesday on Ready-Set-Read, I'm sharing about word work. Last week on Word Work Wednesday I shared "What are Word Families?" as well as a free printable word family list. This week I want to share some hands on ideas for working with words. Word work activities may include sorting, writing, and games. I've also been pinning resources to Pinterest. You can find lots of activities and games for learning word families. Check out my Word Study: Word Families board. I'd love if you'd follow while you are there!
Games are also a fun way to work with words. You can create simple board games with words that children need to read. One word work game that is a favorite of my boys is WORD NINJA. This is a game board of short a words. This game involves reading short a words AND writing short a words. Children roll a die and read the word on the space. If the child can read the word correctly, he or she adds it to a word collection page. At the end of the game, players add up the words they have collected. The number of words they collect tells them their "ninja powers". My son Logan wants to play this again and again, giving him an opportunity to be a different ninja. I love that he'll play it over and over again because it gives him lots of practice reading and writing short a words. This word work game is included in my Short A word work pack. This pack includes word sorts, worksheets, and the game. You can find it in my store here.