Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Workshop Wednesday: Word Work

I'm linking up with my BBB Jivey for her Workshop Wednesday-this week's topic is Word Work.
 
I LOVE any kind of word work activity! Building words, making new and better words, synonyms/antonyms, all of it! They're like brainteasers to me!
One of my centers each week is a Word Work activity-students need constant exposure to new vocabulary words, prefixes, suffixes, antonyms, synonyms, spelling patterns, etc. I try to make this center a hands on, fun, and engaging activity!
I made a "Building Words" activity a few years ago because I teach 4th grade and I wanted my students to have opportunities to make bigger words and work on prefixes and suffixes too.
 
I always offer incentives for students to create words with 5+ letters to promote deeper thinking.
There are 30 spaces for new words and I differentiate by requiring my struggling students to make at least 20, middle 25, and higher students 30+.
I always model this activity a few times before leaving this in a center. It's a perfect opportunity to introduce plurals, prefixes, suffixes, and spelling patterns. My students LOVE this activity! They enjoy working with their friends and learning new words from each other. Each page has letters that make a "big or mystery" word-which is always a fun challenge for my students! 
I always have dictionaries available at the center for students to confirm spelling or dispute a word.
My favorite part of this word work center is all you need is one sheet per person and a pair of scissors! All letters are located at the bottom of the page and can be cut with straight cuts, no scraps of paper everywhere! (I hate a messy center! :O) )
 
So excited that I finally listed this product so.........everyone who links up with my BBB Jivey today for her Workshop Wednesday gets this product for FREE!
Don't worry, if you're not a blogger or if you can't link up, you can play
PIN IT TO WIN IT!
Just pin one of the images above or on TPT, copy the URL address, and paste into the comments.
Winner will be announced Friday!
**Don't you love my product cover page? I love Amelia's Dots on Turquoise Paper Set! Perfect combination of colors! Have a fun rest of the week!

15 comments:

  1. Love this. Always looking for engaging word work for upper elementary. Thanks.
    Heather http://www.pinterest.com/pin/368239707002824517/

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  2. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/558727897491875800/
    I just pinned this! I love new ideas for word work. Thanks!

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  3. You are so generous!! xoxo
    jivey

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  4. I'm so excited that I finally linked up this week! What a great bonus!

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  5. Always looking for word work activities!
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  6. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/279786195573998685/ gotta have this! Love it! I'm purchasing if I don't win!
    Thanks
    Ursula

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  7. Love your ideas!
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/282741682829448661/

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  8. Conference preparation kept me from linking up this week. I'm glad I took a break to read a few blogs though!

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    Mary
    Fit to be Fourth
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  9. Love this! As an ESOL teacher (K-5), I am always looking for vocabulary ideas!
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/211317407489122854/

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  10. LOVE this! So excited to get this set... thanks for sharing :):) And thanks for the shoutout! Your product looks GREAT!

    Amelia
    wherethewildthingslearn

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  11. This looks AWESOME!
    I gave you a shout out on Pinterest - Here's a link to my pin: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/212443307395977607/

    ~Jessica
    Joy in the Journey

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  12. I'm going to send you a photo of how I currently do my "Status of the Class" - it's pretty sad - and then later I can send you a photo of the improvement with your idea. THANKS!!
    :D
    Erin
    I'm Lovin Lit

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    1. Did I just comment on the wrong post? Geez. My eyes are still dilated and I can't see. I swear it! LOL

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  13. This looks awesome! Always need word work!
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    Deb
    maxeysjl@defnet.com

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  14. What a great resource! Would love to add this pack to my word work activities.

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/102527328990477466/

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