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.


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


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

    Hooty's Homeroom

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

    Teach on a Limb

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

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

  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!

  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!


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


  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.