Word Work is one of my most popular choices during Daily 5. Over time I've changed the activities, and I finally think I've found the right mix. One of the many things I love about first grade is that I can take the most simple of tasks and make it fun, while keeping it a meaningful learning opportunity for my kids. My Word Work focuses on sight words and word-building activities.
I always keep 4-6 choices in the Word Work area. Some are independent and some allow for partnerships. I tend to keep some activities in rotation all year round (changing only the corresponding word cards) and switch out a couple of the other choices each quarter to keep it fresh.
This week I took some time to streamline my Word Work documents and really add the "cute" factor to the directions and recording sheets. I really like how colorful they are and I can't wait for my new batch of firsties to use them!
Have you seen the Boggle boards making their way around Pinterest? I was able to download the letters and recording sheet for FREE from the blog Create, Teach, Share. Don't you just LOVE when teachers share?!!
(mine looks slightly different, but I don't have a picture, sorry!)
Magnetic Letters - A tried-and-true activity!
Sunken Treasure - Amazing how fun a highlighter can be when you're 6!
One of our favorite games!
The kids can always choose from Magnetic Letters and the partner game Roll, Say, Keep. My other activities include: Rainbow Words, Stamp It Out, Sunken Treasure, Boggle, Alphabet Soup, Bananagrams, Scrabble Spelling, and Type It Out. I put together a packet of some of my Word Work activities. Check it out in my TpT store! ((If you are interested in some activities that I listed but didn't include in the packet, just leave me a comment with your email address and I can send you more info!))