This April word work center is fun, engaging, and perfect to keep your kids practicing making and learning words. The activities are easy to prep and keep your word work center fresh!
8 centers are included!
–Poetry: Students circle all the words with the skill in the poem. Then, they record the words on the word sort.
–Hopscotch: Students practice these words with a game piece. Great game pieces are Target mini erasers, snap cubes, coins, teddy bear counters, etc. Students can play alone or with a partner. If playing with a partner, I suggest printing two of the same card so each student has the same card and they can check for each other. They hop word to word, just like when playing hopscotch. There’s a writing page to go along with these cards as well.
–Match It: Students match the picture to the word (digraphs). Then, they put the raindrop underneath the appropriate digraph on the umbrella.
–Build It: Students pull a word card and build the word with their flower cards on the pot. Then, they write it with a dry erase marker. Sight word cards are easy to differentiate.
–Picture It: Students fill in the missing letters with magnet letters.
–Silly Story: Students pick a story page and create a silly story using at least 4 words from the word list.
–Picture Spelling: Students will write their words in the picture. I give my students colored pens for this activity so it’s like “coloring” the picture.
–Spin It: Students spin a paperclip on the card. Using magnetic letters, students place that magnet on the card from whatever they land on and read the real and nonsense words they made. For example, if the spinner lands on M, the student will place an M in front of each word family and determine if the word is a real or nonsense word.
Phonics skills included: digraphs, long vowels, short vowels, vowel teams, and sight words.
There are directional posters for every center. Please check the preview to see how I display the word work and for a closer look at each center!