Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Daily 5 - WORK WORK

After reading (and re-reading) the wonderfully inspirational book: The Daily 5 Fostering Literacy Independence in the Elementary Grades  written by Gail Boushey & Joan Moser “The 2 Sisters” I worked hard to put together a fun and engaging way for kids to interact with their weekly words. 

My students have piloted this and absolutely LOVE working with words. This packet truly helps foster independence with words in the classroom. Many tasks focus on both a literary and a math standard. Four of the literacy and math combination tasks are: Money Words, Place Value Words, Scrabble Words and Graph a Word.

We would work whole group one different WORD WORK activity at a time until the kids understood the concept. I would scaffold the support with each task, and next they worked with partners. Once they understood the activity, they could work independently. WOW!! Watching them quickly learn each of these skills was amazing. 

Best of all, you can be conferring with students in writing or reading when they are independently working with their words.  If you purchase this package, please email me and I will send you an editable Bingo card to customize to your liking. My email is: DebBolken@park6.org. You can find this word work packet HERE 

Use all of these different WORD WORK options with your weekly words. The following is a list of the different options you will get:
Rainbow Words
Hidden Words
Scrabble Words
Secret Code Words
ABC Order Words
Money Words
Place Value Words
Graph the Words
Stamped Words
Beaded Words
Stair Step Words
Swirl Words

Bingo Cards

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