Working With Words
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Dolch Sight Word List

 
Words for Grades 1-3
The Nifty Fifty
Here Comes the Big Blocks
Working With Words
Scott Foresman Vocabulary Words
 

FREE Phonics Worksheets  
Fun with Word Families 43 Basic Spelling Rules
Suffix Rules Reading Games Room
PRD Activity The PRD (Personal Reading Device) can be used to improve oral reading, reinforce phonic skills, practice spelling words, math facts and proofreading of writing lessons. PVC Chart Stand  Directions for making a PVC chart stand for pocket charts. (Table top)

Large PVC Chart Stand  Directions for making a large PVC chart stands.

Making Words Fun  Making Words
Phonograms Word Wheels
My Word Wall Book Download this Acrobat Reader file to print and make your own Word Wall Book, courtesy Shari West. Contraction Song
Most Common High Frequency Words Chants
Lennette Holden's Making Words Homework Form Lennette Holden's On the Back
Lennette Holden's Word Wall Words Alphabet Headers
How to Make Your Own Word Wall Word Cards Picture and Word Sort Template
Developing Phonemic Awareness Teaching Phonemic Awareness using Elkonin Boxes
Making More Words Activities Jan Brett has created beautifully illustrated sight word cards for teachers to download. Why not laminate them and use them for Sight Word Bingo for reinforcement of those High Frequency Word Wall Words? 
Anagram sites for Making Words Activities
http://www.wordsmith.org/anagram/
http://www.wordplays.com/
Teach Contractions to the Tune of Mr. Sandman
by K. Fulweiler at New Market Elementary School
Working with Homophones  Raise the Roof Game
Four Block for the Upper Grades
 
Download or Print a Student Certificate

PowerPoint Word Wall Vocabulary Presentations

Word Wall Presentation 1.zip Word Wall Presentation 2.zip Word Wall Presentation 3.zip
High Frequency Words Part 1
Guess the Word.zip
High Frequency Words Part 2
Guess the Word.zip
2nd Grade Word Wall
Bust the Bank Game.zip
These Words Bug Me!
Primer Words1.zip, a-c
Colorful Words
Primer Words2.zip, d-n
Surfing With Words
Primer Words3.zip, o-w
Festive Words
First Grade Sight Words Part 1.zip
Western Word Round-Up
First Grade Sight Words Part 2.zip
Words of Wonder
First Grade Sight Words Part 3.zip
Guess the Covered Word, Word Wall I, Grade 2.zip Courtesy Joanne Whitley Guess the Covered Word, Word Wall 2, Grade 2.zip Courtesy Joanne Whitley Guess the Covered Word, Word Wall 3, Grade 2.zip Courtesy Joanne Whitley
Guess the Covered Word, Word Wall 4, Grade 2.zip Courtesy Joanne Whitley Phonics Millionaire Game.zip Pre-Primer High Frequency Word List Part 1 ziped file Courtesy Julie Province
Pre-Primer High Frequency Word List Part 2 ziped file Courtesy Julie Province Pre-Primer High Frequency Word List Part 3 ziped file Courtesy Julie Province Pre-Primer High Frequency Word List Part 4
Pre-Primer High Frequency Word List Part 5 Tested 2nd Grade Reading Vocabulary Part 1 Grade 2.zip Courtesy Sharon Cameron Tested 2nd Grade Reading Vocabulary Part 2  Grade 2.zip Courtesy Sharon Cameron
Tested 2nd Grade Reading Vocabulary Part 3 Grade 2.zip Courtesy Sharon Cameron

Hillsborough Squares PowerPoint Game
Downloading Practice Files
Guess the Covered Word PowerPoint Template

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Words and Technology

The goal of working with words is to provide children opportunities spelling and reading words through activities that build phonemic awareness and application of phonetic skills. There are many programs that state they teach phonetic skills. However any approach that presents the skill in isolation will not be successful because it allows little or no transfer.Several Interactive Books are available as computer software for children. This type of software presents popular pieces of children’s literature. The text is read to the children by the computer and hot spots (playthings) are hidden through out the screen.These programs are basically entertainment, providing limited vocabulary or phonemic enrichment.

Since the manipulation of letters is so important in the Words Block, technology can provide the teacher the materials and resources that can be downloaded to their classroom computer.

Multimedia vocabulary cards can be created through PowerPoint or Hyperstudio.The teacher could record a sound file by reading the word and a sentence with the word that is then inserted in the appropriate slide.
 
 

The activities in the working with words section allow a teacher to observe, teach, mentor, and evaluate children in spelling and reading words in a manner that is both timely and efficient. These activities are multi-level and whole group. Presently, more practice, instruction, and assessment can be done using the activities described in Four Blocks materials than any one or two programs can provide.

Web Resources for the Word Block:

·Word Identification and Recognizing Word Patterns using "Goodnight Moon" (lesson plan), http://lessonplanspage.com/LAWordIDPatternsGoodnightMoonK1.htm

·PuzzleMaker, http://puzzlemaker.school.discovery.com/

·Phonemic Awareness, http://www.geocities.com/Wellesley/Atrium/1783/PhonemicAwareness.htm

·Word Walls, http://www.geocities.com/Wellesley/Atrium/1783/WordWalls.html

·Word Wall, http://members.nbci.com/_XMCM/lteacher/wwall.htm

·The Phonics Room, http://members.aol.com/phonicsrm/index.html

·Grade 1 Spelling Game, http://candlelightstories.com/D001/Vocab1.asp

·A Spelling Test of the Most Commonly Misspelled Words, http://www.sentex.net/~mmcadams/spelling.html

·Words in A Word Interactive Game, http://24.2.81.10/fcgi-bin/jumble.pl

·Sound of English Dictionary of Phonetic Sounds, http://www.soundsofenglish.org/

·Making Words PowerPoint Presentation, http://www.lesd.k12.az.us/RSF/multiage/mwppt/index.htm

·Making Words Homework Sheet, http://www.teachers.net/4blocks/lennette_making_words_hmwk.dochttp://www.teachers.net/4blocks/lennette_making_words_hmwk.pdf

·Word Wall Chants, http://www.teachers.net/4blocks/kelley_ww_chants.pdf

·Word Wall Charts, http://www.teachers.net/4blocks/kelley_ww_list.pdf

·Working with Words, http://www.teachers.net/4blocks/kelley_working_with_words_checklist.pdf

·WordO, http://www.teachers.net/4blocks/kelley_wordo_form.pdf

·WordO Form 2, http://www.teachers.net/4blocks/kelley_wordo_form_2.pdf

·Karen’s Word Wall 2nd Modern Primary, http://www.teachers.net/4blocks/karens_word_wall_2nd_ModPri.pdf

·Karen’s Word Wall 2nd National First Font, http://www.teachers.net/4blocks/karens_word_wall_2nd_nff.pdf

·Karen’s Word Wall Words 3rd Ariel, http://www.teachers.net/4blocks/karens_word_wall_words_3rd_arial.pdf

·Karen’s Word Wall 3rd Modern Primary, http://www.teachers.net/4blocks/karens_word_wall_words_3rd_ModPri.pdf

·Karen’s Word Wall 3rd National First Font, http://www.teachers.net/4blocks/karens_word_wall_words_3rd_natff.pdf

·Karen’s Making Words 01, http://www.teachers.net/4blocks/karens_making_words_01.pdf

·Karen’s Making Words 02, http://www.teachers.net/4blocks/karens_making_words_02.pdf

·Karen’s Making Words 03, http://www.teachers.net/4blocks/karens_making_words_03.pdf

·Karen’s Making Words 04, http://www.teachers.net/4blocks/karens_making_words_04.pdf

·Karen’s Making Words 05, http://www.teachers.net/4blocks/karens_making_words_05.pdf

·Karen’s Silent Letters, http://www.teachers.net/4blocks/karens_student_letters.pdf

·Karen’s Big Letters, http://www.teachers.net/4blocks/karens_big_letters.pdf

·Working With Words Reference Cards, http://www.teachers.net/4blocks/activity_cards_www.dochttp://www.teachers.net/4blocks/www_activitycards.pdf

·Using Words You Know, http://www.teachers.net/4blocks/words_you_know.pdf

·Mystery Word Match, http://www.teachers.net/4blocks/ella_mystery_word_match.pdf

·Word Block Plan, http://www.teachers.net/4blocks/WordBlock_M_G_T.html

·Dolch Lists http://www.theschoolbell.com/Links/Dolch/Dolch.html

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