Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Word Work Activities for Winter

Welcome back to another word work Wednesday at Ready-Set-Read! Each Wednesday I work to bring you activities you can use with your early literacy learner to explore elements of phonemic awareness and phonics. Great reading programs include these components along with fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary. Word work time is a great opportunity to introduce these important phonics concepts. Children can learn about letters and sounds through hands on sorts and games. It's important to tie these skills and games to your child's actual reading. Today I am sharing a few fun games and activities as well as some wonderful books. Help your child play the games (all free printables) and then use the books to help your child transfer the knowledge they gain to the reading work they are doing! If you'd like more word work activities, check out the full round up of word work Wednesday posts.

Word Work Activities for Winter


Winter Word Work Hats and Mittens--FREE
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These winter word work activities will help students firm up vocabulary, letter knowledge, rhyming skills, and other phonics skills.  They are best for early readers. The activities include:
2 Beginning Letter Sorts (picture sorts)
1 Beginning Letter Sort Cut and Paste Worksheet
1 Word Family Sort (picture sort)
1 Word Family Cut and Paste
The activities feature hats and mittens and would connect well with Jan Brett's books, The Mitten and The Hat. 

Winter Themed Riddles for Kids-- Free
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Help your students gain skills in inferring and comprehension as they solve 6 winter riddles and then write a draw a riddle of their own. This pack includes six riddle cards with matching picture cards and one riddle writing stationary page

Word Work Activities on Teacher Pay Teachers

More Winter Themed Books and Activities

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats with Free Winter Prewriting Printable

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In the story, "The Snowy Day", Peter ventures into the snow and practices making a variety of marks in the snow. See if your child can practice making prewriting marks after reading this book. For extra fun, let your child practice writing skills in snow paint. Recipe is included in the post.

Winter is a fun theme for teaching and learning. There are so many wonderful books about Winter and snow. Which are your favorites? How do you use them in your teaching?

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