These word work activities are the perfect way to make literacy centers a breeze, with minimal prep for teachers and high engagement for students in kindergarten or first grade! There are six total activities that focus on decoding, reading, sorting, and writing .
What is this resource?
This is a set of 6 different word work activities ideal for independent literacy centers. The activities remain the same for all other sets in this series, so that your students can familiarize themselves with the expectations for each activity over time, thereby developing consistency and independence.
What word pattern is covered?
This set focuses on SHORT U CVC words.
What activities are included?
Please view the preview to see photographs of each activity. Note that the activities pictured are consistent across this series, so the images may or may not accurately represent the word pattern covered in the resource (i.e. you may be viewing the short a sample photographs).
Activity 1: Word Mat + Recording Sheet
Activity 2: Highlight-a-Word
Activity 3: Word Sort Cut-n-Paste
Activity 4: Read, Write, Stamp
Activity 5: Little Book of Words (trace and illustrate)
Activity 6: Real Word and Nonsense “silly” Word Sort Foldable
Here are the links to the individual sets currently available:
Who created this resource?
This resource was designed by W. Abby Mullins, a former kindergarten and first grade teacher and mother of three, who most recently was an interventionist in a Title I school. She designed this resource with her first graders in mind so that they would have the ability to work on words in an engaging manner that lent itself to independency during literacy centers or rotations.
Resource Update Information
This resource was recently updated. However, the PDF file includes the new files AND the original files that were released in 2011 in the event that original purchasers prefer the first edition activities. So, while the page count is 38, that includes the original activities AND the same activities that have been updated stylistically. Thanks!