Sunday, January 8, 2012

Daily 5 Work on Words...Freebie too!

As mentioned in previous posts, this my first year to implement the Daily 5.  My students favorite 2 are Listen To Reading and Work on Words! I thought I'd share my Work on Words setup using a picture and link post. And here's the icing on the cupcake...I'm also going to link you up with my bff Misty at 3rd Grades A Hoot, who is busy preparing some fabulous 3rd grade work on words ideas as well! 

 I really put this together this year using ideas and activities from other amazing bloggers so the credit really goes to them. I do change some of the activities regularly to focus on our objectives but it's still way less work than a room full of stations to change weekly! Student's use their own word rings (words differentiated for their reading/spelling needs) to complete each activity.

The setup: Pink bins from Dollar Tree & Plastic shelf from Walmart

The breakdown bin by bin...

Playdoh Words:
Pretty self explanatory but I do have a recording sheet so that I can hold students accountable for the words completed during their rotation.  I also encourage them to use the playdoh to make word family words from their word ring if the word follows a pattern.

 Click here for your free copy of the recording sheet!
(Border: Fancy Dog Studio -  Playdoh Letters: Lettering Delights Play Clay Alphabet)

Magnetic Letters:
Students build word wall words and word ring words with magnetic letters.
View my magnetic letter storage post by clicking here.

Word Patterns:
I use this bin to practice our phonics pattern for the week.  They are loving this one!! I use http://theinspiredapple.blogspot.com/'s Word Work Activities. They are having a blast using highlighters, word frames, and stamps. These packs are Uhhh-mazing!! Check them out in her TPT Store!


Sorts:
We use weekly Words Their Way sorts matching our phonics objectives. There are also multiple sort freebies out there that I use to print, laminate, and keep in this bin.
I use alot of sorts from Teacher Bits and Bobs! She has several freebies and some in her TPT Store.

Gameboards:
By far the most popular choice! Check out my blog post about Gameboards Galore! Don't forget to click to get your free gameboard.


Word Families:
The objective of the word family bin is to utilize our word wall and Word Family Board to work on spelling and reading word family words.  Students can use pointers to read our word family board or practice reading and recording word families using First Grade Blue Skies Lit Station Word Family Mats that can be found in her her TPT Store. (On a side note... I also use her Label It pages for Work on Writing...which I just love!) They are adorable.


Dry Erase:
I also keep dry erase markers and whiteboards in work on words for any recording, practice, partner games, etc. needed. My students also use the dry erase boards to give themselves a practice "Word Wall Test."

Woooo....that was ALOT. Hopefully I've given you the hook up though with ideas, links, and printables.  Of course, these are just a handful of ideas for work on words.  I am always looking for new ideas myself, changing, adapting, and attempting to perfect all areas in my classroom.  Thank you so much to all of the amazing blogging teachers that inspire me, give free printables, and keep their TPT stores stocked for my use. (giggles)



31 comments:

  1. Your bins are sooo cute! I love it. Very organized. Hmmm... I may have to change my setup!
    ~Andi

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  2. I love all your bins and organization! I was wondering if you could tell me the name of the font you used on the signs? (hope that's ok to ask, lol)

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  3. Thank you for sharing your Work on Words routine. I bought the Daily Five book and read it over winter break. We began the Read to Self activites on Jan. 2.

    I will be revisiting this post when we get to Work on Words!
    -Megan

    http://firstgrademagic.blogspot.com

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  4. Also, I am your newest follower!
    -Megan

    http://firstgrademagic.blogspot.com

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  5. This was super informative, thanks a lot!

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  6. Thanks for the shout out, girlie! You are so organized! I need some of that to rub off on me!! =) Jennifer
    First Grade Blue SKies

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  7. I love the cute bins and how organized you are! Where did you get those labels? :) I also use the wonderful Jennifer's blend mats in my word work station :) Have a happy Sunday and thanks for the ideas on re-organizing my Daily Five bin :)

    Lisa :)
    lisalizak516@gmail.com
    Made in the Shade in Second Grade

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  8. Hi! I’m a science teacher Missoui (who adores your blog) and my fiancee and I are in the radio station Y98′s wedding contest to win a FREE wedding, reception, and honeymoon. It’s all about voting now and spreading the word via social media, text messaging, etc. You can vote for an unlimited number of times online on the website http://y98votecouple3.intuitwebsites.com/ for Couple #3 or send the text “Couple3″ to 59898 up to ten times a day! Voting lasts until Sunday, January 15th. If you could help a fellow teacher spread the word I would appreciate it!
    Thank you! Melissa
    Twitter: Melissa_Evans11

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  9. Great ideas, thanks for sharing! I love the pink bins :)

    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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  10. Thanks everyone! I'm glad that y'all are enjoying!

    @absees123s - Sure! The font I used is "Howser" from the Kevin and Amanda site.

    @Lisa and Beth - I made the labels. Hmmm...maybe it's time for a give-away!!???

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    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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  12. I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award.
    krissyskindergarten.blogspot.com

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  13. Hey Marisa, I'm your newest follower. Hope you are enjoying Daily 5! We have done it for a few years now, and really love it. :) I have some Daily 5 Choice cards which have worked out WONDERfully this year, and Camille shows her magnetic board system over on our blog.
    Lory
    funforfirst.blogspot.com

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  14. We have given you the Versatile Blogger Award!
    Lory
    funforfirst.blogspot.com

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  17. H! I'm Melissa, a fellow blogger, teacher, and avid reader of your awesome blog! Mine is (piece-of-cupcake-life.blogspot.com). I'm a finalist in a wedding contest in STL and need all of the help I can get from the blogging and teaching community to win! You can vote for me and my fiance Kolby(Couple3) unlimited here http://tinyurl.com/7gvgkwa through Sunday night at 9:00 PM and text COUPLE3 to 59898 up to ten times a day for free! If you could vote, pass on to your readers/coworkers/facebook/anyone you know...a fellow teacher would appreciate it! :)

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  18. Found you through your BFF Misty's blog. Glad I found you and can't wait to look around.

    Elizabeth

    Fun in Room 4B

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  19. Thanks for all of the ideas! I am glad I found your blog, I am your newest follower!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

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  20. I LOVE this post! Thank you so much for sharing the pictures! You are awesome!

    Heather
    Heather's Heart

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  21. Super informative post! Love your word work labels! Have you thought of putting them in your tpt store??

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  22. So I'm following you but I don't see your updates on my blog reader! What the heck!? I'm glad I found this post on Pinterst because it is adorable and inspiring! I LOVE the pink bins and you make centers in 1st grade look do-able! {I've moved up to 1st grade now haha} Thanks!!!

    Hadar
    Miss Kindergarten
    My Fabulous Finds

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  23. And you have the polka-dot trays from the dollar tree!! I am so jealous!!!!

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  24. Just found your blog via pinterest, and I am so glad I did. Everything is so wonderfully organized! Love it! Check my blog out if you have the chance :)

    Colleen Patton
    Mrs. Patton’s Patch

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  25. Hi! I am a third grade teacher and am amazed on your classroom and all you do! Very inspiring! My question is how do you make those beautiful templates? Is there a special program that you use? Thank you!
    Ms. N

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  26. I Love your Word Work activities and organization....I am your NEWEST FOLLOWER :)

    -Lovely Nina
    Lovely Little Learners

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  27. Love the way you organized word work! Are your labels available on TPT? I really like them!
    esassi@psdnet.org

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  28. I am you newest follower! I have used many of your ideas and given credit to you over on my blog, Mrs. Smith's EL World
    http://mrsssmithelworld.blogspot.com

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