I am looking to add to my Word Work Center this summer while I have time to actually think and plan :)
The important aspects I wanted to include were: ease of use, practicality, and the ability to self-differentiate (so kiddos who are spelling "also" and "admission" can both use it without any complex adjustments).
I have received great feedback on my current activities, including Scrabble Tile Spelling and How Much is Your Word Worth? In fact, I have exciting news in the next week or so about them :)
What I loved about both was the incorporation of mental math and money math- something we always need to practice!
Well, on that note, I created another activity that checks all of the boxes and will be especially helpful at the beginning of the year: Place Value Spelling!
Word Worth, which will be great because easy-to-follow directions are important when building independence and ensuring kids have enough time to do the work.
Each letter is worth a place value block- either a one, ten, or hundred. Students will need to figure out the value of their word and can use the place value blocks to help- in fact, I would strongly encourage it!
For example: DOESN'T= 10+10+1+10+100+1+100= 232
At the end, there are questions that extend the lesson- ordering from least to greatest, naming the word that is the least and the greatest, and asking if any words had the same value. This is a nice way to squeeze in some math practice during literacy time!
I am going to print these out in color on cardstock and laminate them (just like the others) so they can get reused over and over again.
I have also bundled all
three Word Work activities (Scrabble Tiles, Word Worth & Place
Value) into a trio set in my TpT Store as well.