Working With Words
devoted to paper/pencil activities for practicing and working with high
frequency words. Due to recent requests, I will devote some time to this section.
After looking at the documents that were created three or four years ago, I
decided that I wasn't happy with the look. So . . . if you're a return visitor,
you'll notice that the new items have a completely different format. Please note
that I've taken the liberty to mix up some of the early words in order to
provide more interesting word work. Each packet will have
some of the following activities for 12 words, depending upon the type of words:
Looking at the shape of
Cloze the Gap or What's Missing?
Fill in the blanks
(cloze) using contextual clues
Sentence Sense (This works well as dictation.)
Writing sentences that
Where are the Words?
words with spelling patterns
Adding -s, -ed, -ing, or
er and est
Order in the Court
pairs to contractions
Sort by phonics elements
such as long or short vowel, vowel teams, diphthongs, blends,
r-controlled vowels, etc.: