Word Work for Arrival Activity?

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  1. MissFroggy

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    What do you think of doing word work as a daily arrival activity? I am worried it may be boring to them, but it is something we need to do regularly.

    It would not be word family stuff, but HF word work. I am going to be adding 5 new word wall words a week. I would write on the board which activity to do each day and they'd have a morning work journal specifically for this.

    So they would be able to do:

    Rainbow Words
    BIG letters, or little letters
    Stamping them
    Using them in a sentence
    Write it 5 times
    Word Pyramids

    I may also teach them how to do cool lettering like block letters, bubble letters, curlicues and so forth- depending on how good their fine motor skills are.

    and so forth... any other ideas? Any reason NOT to do this? I would do it 3-4 days a week when they come in first thing.
     
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  3. mopar

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    Read words quietly with a partner, plays oops

    I think the morning time is whatever is most effective for you. If word work will be the most effective use of your time, then do so!
     
  4. czacza

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    Rubber stamp words
    Magazine letters...cut out and glue to spell words
    Shaving cream word practice on desk tops... Makes room smell great and cleans desks too!
     
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    - write the consonants in red and the vowels in blue
    - paint your words
    - word searches
    - secret code give each letter a number
    - using the numbers associated with each letter (secret code activity) the students have to add up their word
     
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    WRite the words in sand.
    Whiteboards
     
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    Do you have to do word work as your warm-up EVERY day? I make it part of my warm-up schedule, but I also include a day of journal response, Daily Oral Language (sentence proofreading/editing) and comprehension/test taking skills. When I do word work, it is:
    -illustrating sight words
    -using sight/spelling words in meaningful sentences
    -spelling sort by pattern
    -coloring to categorize (ex. color all fish with nouns in them blue. Color all words with a prefix meaning "not" red, etc.)
     

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