Saturday, November 5, 2011

Word Work Linky Party is Here!

The Word Work Linky Party is finally here! If you have some ideas for word work, make a post on your blog and link up. I can't wait to see the pool of ideas we can get together. 

Here are a few things in my Word Work Tubs right now:

These are some alphabet arches that I got from someone at my school. I don't have the original file though, sorry.

These cards are from the Dollar Tree. My kids loved these at the beginning of the year.

I have cards that I found via Pinterest that are templates for making letters on geoboards. The original source is Making Learning Fun.

I let my kids use whiteboards to write letters, words, or sentences.

I have 3 classroom computers, and the link that they use during reading workshop is Starfall. Check it out, it's free!

My students LOVE using playdough for word work. I purchased this from KindergartenWorks. It was worth every penny!

This was my take on the Paint Chip Word Family ideas floating around. You can read more about it here

I also have a making letters center using legos. It is great for fine motor and leter formation. I also found the template on Pinterest. Check it out here.

Now it's your turn... post your ideas for word work in your classroom. What I have found is that even the ones I don't think are that great are great to someone else who hasn't seen it before.

Can't wait to see what we can pool together!



Tammy said...

Our Media Specialist just bought "More Starfall" and it is AMAZING!! lets you preview some of the things that you can do. I love it!!
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Annie Moffatt said...

I am so excited to see all the ideas:) Thank you for putting this linky party together!

Holly said...

I can't wait to get more ideas too - will have to wait until Monday to share mine! :)

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Lisa said...

I don't have a blog to link, but here are some of my ideas:

*push pins--poke the words
*abc beads on pipe cleaners
*scrabble tiles
*bingo dobbers--dot the letters on big paper
*wikki stix
*chalk on a small table painted w/ chalk board paint
*abc blocks (currently in Target $2.50 spot!)
*water colors
*magazine clippings (think ransom notes!)

Can't wait to hear more new ideas!

Lisa said...

That's not supposed to be two hundred and fifty dollars, but two dollars and fifty cents. :)

Leslie @KindergartenWorks said...

Awesome Mrs. Patton! So excited that you put this party together. What a great resource. You should totally link it up with the Ultimate Linky Party on TBA too so everyone will find it!
Thanks for sharing the Playdough Word Work Pack - love how you put it into a binder. I haven't seen anyone put it together that way. Great stuff!
- Leslie

Meenal said...

Wikki Sticks (also called Bendaroos)
Stamping out words
Build a word pyramids (write one letter of the word, then two of them, then three, etc. until the word is built)
Sandpaper letters (good kinesthetically)-- I cut them out of semi-coarse sandpaper and glue them onto small cards. They have to trace the letters with their fingers as they spell it.
Alphabet pasta or cookies
Cheez-it Crackers with letters on them (Scrabble version)
Scrapbooking alphabet stickers
This is off the top of my head. I know this is for word work activities but I use these for memorizing trick words also:
Empty and dry a water bottle and fill with sand or salt. Add trick words printed out on cardstock and cut up to the bottle. Can add other trinkets or beads also. Kids shake the bottle. When they find a word card, they also find it on a laminated mat of words I have and they highlight it with a dry erase marker. They keep shaking until they find them all. Be sure to hot glue the cap onto the bottle!!!
Roll a dice and find a word with that many letters from a list of trick words or the word wall to write out.
Rainbow write with:
colored pencils
gel pens on black paper
Scrabble words (Copy Scrabble tiles and have kids make words and count up their points also --word and math practice all in one!)
I'm lovin' this linky party! THANKS!!!