Saturday, May 11, 2019

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Word Work Activity Freebie | Seek and Spell Challenge”

by Laura Candler
2nd - 5th Grade

This free word work activity is a set of 3 printables similar to the 36 sets of mystery word printables in Seek & Spell Challenge. This activity involves students cutting apart the paper letter tiles and using them to create as many words as possible. While they are rearranging the letters, they try to find the mystery word made from ALL of the letters in the set. The set of printables can be used in December as a "holiday" activity because the mystery word is "gingerbread," but also works fine any time of the year. 

Seek & Spell Challenge is an engaging word work strategy that will build foundational reading skills and improve spelling. Kids love it because it's fun, and they don't even know they're learning! Teachers love Seek and Spell Challenge because it's low prep, easy to differentiate, and effective! 

Spell Challenge activities can be completed by students working alone or with a partner. The activities can be used in a whole group setting, within small guided groups, or in literacy centers. 

Seek & Spell Challenge Word Work Products
If you like this freebie, check out the complete Seek and Spell Challenge product. It includes everything you need to fully implement the program all year long! 
Seek & Spell Challenge Bundle = Teacher's Guide + 3 Sets of Mystery Word Printables (below) + Editable Templates

If you only need the mystery word work printables like the ones in this freebie, you can purchase each set separately here:
• 12 Mystery Starter Words (Set 1)
• 12 Mystery Compound Words (Set 2)
• 12 Mystery Words with Prefixes and Suffixes (Set 3)

Benefits of Using Seek & Spell Challenge
Seek & Spell Challenge is more than a fun word game. When used regularly, it can boost spelling, phonics, and word recognition skills significantly. As your students search for words, they are decoding the letter arrangements and analyzing words. To do this, they will work with word families, learn to identify prefixes and suffixes, and begin to recognize sight words quickly. As your students check the spellings of the words, they will develop dictionary skills and the ability to use other word reference tools. Over time, you’ll notice that your students no longer have to look up every word because they can spell most commonly used words. Best of all, the hands-on aspect of manipulating the letter tiles keeps students engaged and on task. In fact, the activity is so motivating and fun that your students will beg you for a new mystery word each week!

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The materials are aligned with Common Core standards in the areas of Language and Foundational Reading Skills for grades 2 through 5. See page 29 in the preview version of the teacher's guide for specific standards. 

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