If you’re looking to switch up your word work routines this year, I’ve got a Top 5 List for you which hopefully will add some new pep to your word work activities! Word work can become monotonous for readers (and you) so one way to make it more engaging throughout the year is by simply switching up the materials used. Kiddos often get very excited to try out a new manipulative, or reuse one that they haven’t used in a while. Continue reading to check out the ones I currently recommend for your classroom!
These materials can be used for identifying letter names and sounds, making words, breaking words down to smaller parts, changing just one part of word, etc.
1. These letter blocks are way too fun! They can be stacked or laid out, but either way, they’re extra engaging because of their block form. They can even be used in a STEM bin for some letter/word building towers! I grabbed mine from Amazon- you can check them out here!