Word Work: Place Value Words

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!
This is a similar concept to 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.



12 comments

  1. I love this!! Thank you so much for sharing! I can't wait to use this in my centers!

    ThirdGradeIsAHoot

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  2. I love the Place Value Words - it's just what I needed. You are so clever!

    Hooty's Homeroom

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  3. The Place Value Words is such a great idea. Thanks for sharing such a great tool!
    Your newest follower =)

    Jessica
    Teach on a Limb

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  4. What a new, creative idea! I loooove it! :)

    Jenny
    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

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  5. Love the place value spelling! We do words their way and I'm always trying to find ways to make spelling meaningful! This is a two fold project, math and spelling!
    Thanks,
    Paula

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  6. I like how you've managed to get math and spelling molded together so nicely. And it really works as a progression too- first the scrabble, then the coins, and then the place value. Easily doable for second graders. Very cool!

    http://themeekmoose.blogspot.com

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  7. Thank you all so so much for your sweet comments and support- you always make my day so much happier :) :)

    ~Stephanie

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  8. Hi there,
    I just purchased your word work activity off of tpt and I love it. I plan on using it in my stations this upcoming week. Thanks for all of your hard work. I am also your newest follower. I would love for you to check out my blog when you get a chance. Thanks again.

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Thank you so much for your comments! :)
~Stephanie

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