Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Making Words ALL year.

Mrs. Scoma {First Grade FUNdamentals} has made an adorable Making Words set for the whole year.  Summer months included for you year-round teachers...literally the whole year!

If you're not familiar with Making Words, it's a great way to teach phonics and spelling but it also helps students see the patterns and connections between words. Lightbulbs really start to flash as they begin to understand how they can change one word into another simply by adding or removing a letter or two.  In kindergarten, I have my assistant {only 45 minutes a day, don't get jelly} work with a small group.  At the beginning, she guides them to make an anchor like -at and then helps them figure out how to make hat, cat, pat, etc.  We build as the year goes on.

This set is great because you could make multiple copies for a group like mine, you could make one copy of each to put in a Making Words center or it could be an "I'm Done" activity for early finishers.  Laura is also making an accompanying full alphabet for each month for us younger grades which would totally work in that group setting.

Here it is already!  Look at these {adorable} graphics then head over to her blog or TpT store to check it out!  50 pages of letters, recording sheets and writing extentions!  Thanks Laura!

P.S. Did you notice my presh favicon?!  :)


  1. Love your favicon!

  2. I love Making Words!! It hits so many levels in just one lesson. I attribute a lot of my students' reading and writing success to this activity.

    First Grade Factory


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