Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Making Words FREEBIE

In my aforementioned comprehension class, we briefly discussed the importance of increasing vocabulary and word knowledge.  One of the methods we discussed was the activity of "Making Words."  For this activity, students are given several letters and then make as many words as possible.  Then students can sort the words and add words that fit with the pattern of the words they formed using additional letters.  This great book Month-By-Month Phonics for First Gra (Month-By-Month (Scholastic))

contains many suggested letter combinations and a step by step guide to lead students through the activity.  Another way to come up with the letters is to use the letters of any word you choose, put the vowels in alphabetical order followed by the consonants listed in alphabetical order.  For example, you may choose the letters from the word tamale.  You would present the letters like this  a a e l m t.  I think we often do this type of activity with holiday words.  Well, I've put together a set of these making words activities in an easy to use format.  Come get a couple pages FREE in the preview at my TN store here.  The full Making Words Pack can also be found at my TN store.  All items are on sale now through Wednesday!



  1. What a blast from the past - I pulled out my Patricia Cunningham Four Blocks materials earlier in the year. Funny how things come back...I did that WAY back when. LOVE it!!!!!! Thanks for sharing! :)

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  2. Melissa, I love this book! So much great info inside! I still use it! Can't wait to see your Making Words packet!


    Peace, Love, and First Grade

  3. Making Words is such a worthwhile activity and a lot of fun for the kids too! Thank you for sharing about it.
    Conversations in Literacy

  4. Thanks for sharing!!


  5. Month-by-Month Phonics is one of my all-time favorites for first grade ... you should see how raggedy my copy is! :) I absolutely love the ideas for starting out the year - they could truly be the bulk of your literacy instruction for the first weeks of the year (plus at least a few dozen great read-alouds, of course!)

    Thanks for sharing!


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