Enjoy this FREE Word Work Toolkit Guide for Literacy Centers and Activities! This easy-to-read visual guide will help you create a toolkit for your kindergarten and first grade students. It is easy to assemble, inexpensive, and will save valuable time! Read on to learn more and get your FREE download!
What is a word work toolkit?
The Word Work Toolkit is a collection of objects that students can use during word work, small group, or literacy centers.
Purpose of kits
The purpose of the Word Work kits is to provide students with access to a variety of materials to help them complete word work-related tasks.
Kits should be:
•Explicitly teach how to use kits
•Not put anything into kits that students haven’t been taught how to use
•Regularly add/remove/replace items as skills are taught
Students should be responsible for:
•Keeping kits in a safe spot
•Keeping materials neat and tidy
•Using materials purposefully
Storage and Organization
Here are a few options for organizing kits for individual student use. Typically, you can find these inexpensively during back to school season. I recommend adding these to school supply lists, if that is an option for your classroom.
What to include
The are MANY different items and combination of items to include in your students’ Word Work Kits. I will provide several suggestions for items to include, but please know that not all items should be within a kit all at the same time. Only put items in the kit that you have explicitly taught students to use. You will likely find yourself adding, removing, and replacing items throughout the year as skills are developing and mastered.
When you fill out the form at the bottom of this post, you’ll gain access to the complete guide that includes a more detailed look at what to include in the kit. Additionally, you’ll receive the printable materials pictured below.
Looking for word work activities?
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I also have several great resources found in my TpT shop to support word work. Click an image to learn more!
I hope you are able to put this FREE Word Work Toolkit Guide for Literacy Centers and Activities to good use this school year!