Word Work Make & Take
Word Play Everyday!
Define the word:
Struggling readers rarely see different definitions of words. They need to play with language. Ask them to come up with 3 definitions for a word, break words apart and look for prefixes & suffixes, play with homophones.
Word Work in the Daily 5 Classroom
The Daily 5
by Gail Boushey & Joan Moser "The 2 Sisters"
During Word Work, we focus on spelling and vocabulary work with children, creating a richly literate environment that provides essential and often-skipped practice time. (The Daily 5, p 117)
During the Word Work time, students experiment with spelling patterns, memorize high-frequency words, and develop a genuine curiosity and interest in new and unique words. By playing with words, word patterns, word families, prefixes, suffixes, and so on, students hone their knowledge of words and increase their writing skills.
Ways to Differentiate
Do all students in K-3 need word work practice?
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