Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Workshop Wednesday: Word Work

Happy Wednesday!

Time for another Workshop Wednesday with Jivey!
Today's topic is Word Work.

We do word work almost every day. A lot of the activities we do are in our Literacy series books-so I write the task cards to reflect that.

The kids read the selection on the left, and then do one of the activities on the right-according to the task card

The kids write their responses in their Word Work books-some very simple books I made in the beginning of the year.

I took a huge piece of construction paper (I think it was 12 by 18), folded it in half and stuffed some lined paper in it. I choose regular '4th Grade' paper, as well as some paper with mid-lines for the friends that need them.

Then I stapled it in 4 places, took out my trusty paper cutter, and sliced that baby in half!

Voila! a cute, mini book to record their answers.

Another part of our work word is Vocabulary.

I use the vocab foldables from Laura Candler, and they are a perfect fit because we have 5 words a 'week'. After the kids fill them out, they glue them into their Reader's Notebook in the vocab section.

And once in a great while (on test days!) we play Boggle for word work.
Boggle Board underneath my jobs-it has monster letters now!

The kids love this! They keep asking me if they can play (almost every day!), but I like to save it for a special 'easier' treat on those theme test days!

I keep the Boggle sheets in a file folder-with the sides taped with duct tape (Thanks Tara! She has a huge amount of great word work ideas and storage-go check it out!)

I have some other files set up-but our spelling book pretty much covers everything, so I haven't used them...maybe someday!

What are some things you use for word work?

Today's Outfit

Sweater: Kohls
Skirt: TJ Maxx
Shoes: Endless/Amazon

Perfect for a nice (warm) fall day! Especially since we had a fire drill this morning (and our yearly fire inspection!)

Smiles and Sunshine,


  1. My kids love Boggle, too. I need to pull that back out! :) Thanks for linking up! :)

  2. Clever idea for the mini books! I love my Boggle Board too-I use it for early finishers.
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