Throwback Thursday: Word Work In Action

Thanks for joining me for this Throwback Thursday! This was originally posted in November of 2013, but is a popular one, and so handy as you start thinking about setting up a word work routine in your new classroom! Hope you enjoy it!

UPDATE: These Word Work centers have been completely updated with new clip art & images, fonts, centers AND a completely editable PowerPoint file!

I FINALLY have the last part of The Daily 5 up and running! Most of my Word Work centers are ready for use!
Looking for engaging word work ideas for your classroom? The centers in this blog post are easy to set up and will work with ANY word list all year long!
I got them organized in this great organizer that I grabbed last spring when another teacher was purging her new classroom! Score! :) It is perfect for these!

Alphabet Stamps


I grabbed these at Michaels. They weren't cheap, but I did use a 40% off coupon!
Looking for engaging word work ideas for your classroom? The centers in this blog post are easy to set up and will work with ANY word list all year long!
The students have been keen to use them. I understand why... I would have loved using these at school when I was a kid!
Looking for engaging word work ideas for your classroom? The centers in this blog post are easy to set up and will work with ANY word list all year long!

Chunk Magnets

I inherited these with my new primary classroom.
Looking for engaging word work ideas for your classroom? The centers in this blog post are easy to set up and will work with ANY word list all year long!
Looking for engaging word work ideas for your classroom? The centers in this blog post are easy to set up and will work with ANY word list all year long!
Did you notice the blur to the second photo? That's because this student was so animated with these that I couldn't catch him in a still position!!

Rainbow Words

A simple one to include, but this one really speaks to the artistic students in the class. My girls especially seem to love it! :)
Looking for engaging word work ideas for your classroom? The centers in this blog post are easy to set up and will work with ANY word list all year long!
Looking for engaging word work ideas for your classroom? The centers in this blog post are easy to set up and will work with ANY word list all year long!

Bananagrams

I knew this would be one of the most popular choices, and I was right! So far, I think it is the first to leave the drawer!

Looking for engaging word work ideas for your classroom? The centers in this blog post are easy to set up and will work with ANY word list all year long!
Looking for engaging word work ideas for your classroom? The centers in this blog post are easy to set up and will work with ANY word list all year long!
Looking for engaging word work ideas for your classroom? The centers in this blog post are easy to set up and will work with ANY word list all year long!
Looking for engaging word work ideas for your classroom? The centers in this blog post are easy to set up and will work with ANY word list all year long!

I have three additional centers planned that I haven't formally introduced to my students. Alphabet magnets may be the first to hit the chopping block... do these seriously not get made anymore? I have been all over and can't find them anywhere (except school supply stores that want nearly $10 per set!). The white boards are pretty much good-to-go. I purchased a class set of these from Scholastic. They are the double-sided kind - good for the neon dry erase markers on the back side - but the first time the kids used them the black side became extremely scratched up. I'm glad that wasn't what I purchased them for! Finally, you may have already seen the Boggle board I have in my room:
Looking for engaging word work ideas for your classroom? The centers in this blog post are easy to set up and will work with ANY word list all year long!
I've added a recording sheet and some instructions, but otherwise this is how it looks! Some of the students have played this already, and they LOVE it!! It will be joining the list of choices next week.

And what are the rest of the students doing while a handful are involved in Word Work? I am amazed...
Looking for engaging word work ideas for your classroom? The centers in this blog post are easy to set up and will work with ANY word list all year long!
Looking for engaging word work ideas for your classroom? The centers in this blog post are easy to set up and will work with ANY word list all year long!
Looking for engaging word work ideas for your classroom? The centers in this blog post are easy to set up and will work with ANY word list all year long!
Looking for engaging word work ideas for your classroom? The centers in this blog post are easy to set up and will work with ANY word list all year long!

















They are SO engaged in all parts of The Daily 5 program! They love it, but I love it more! I don't think I've ever felt so in-touch with how my students are developing their reading skills!

All these centers PLUS the storage labels and activity sheets are available in my TpT store! Grab them from TpT here:

Looking for engaging word work ideas for your classroom? The centers in this blog post are easy to set up and will work with ANY word list all year long!

Need word lists for use with your word work centers? Look no further! I have you covered, in a BIG way!!

Easily differentiate your word work with these word lists!

Easily differentiate your word work with these word lists!

Easily assembled either by spelling pattern OR by student! These are a favorite in my classroom!

Easily differentiate your word work with these word lists!

Easily differentiate your word work with these word lists!

Are YOU using The Daily 5 and CAFE in your classroom? I would love to hear about how it is going!

Want more great teaching resources like this one to use in your classroom?

2 comments

  1. Great ideas! If you have a target nearby, they usually have alphabet magnets in the dollar spot, and I've also seen them in the kitchen area year round! I think the kitchen ones are $2. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Great ideas! If you have a target nearby, they usually have alphabet magnets in the dollar spot, and I've also seen them in the kitchen area year round! I think the kitchen ones are $2. Thanks for sharing!

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