1-2-3 Come Do Some Super-Fun Word Work Activities With Me
Sometimes, some of my boys are not quite as enthusiastic about our reading activities as much as the girls are.
However, if we’re reading about sports, especially football, my little guys get pretty excited.
With that in mind, I designed this football-themed -ick and -all word family packet.
It’s chock full of a variety of games, competitions, worksheets, word cards, and even a helmet and football “slider” craftivity.
Use the activities for centers, table top, early finishers, a sub folder, homework, or for whole-group assessing.
For one activity, students choose teams and then work either independently or with their group, to think of as many -all words before the timer rings. Each word is worth 1 point.
To get in some math practice, have students figure out how many touchdowns and field goals they achieved with their word list. i.e. 7 words = 7 points = 1 touchdown. Any "extra" words can be counted to make a field goal.
A field goal = 3 points for 3 words. i.e. One team thought of 11 words. They scored 1 touchdown (7) and 1 field goal (3) and had 1 extra point left.
I've provided score card - posters, if you'd like to keep track and post the results.
There are blank templates, so you can program other word families, if you'd like to keep this idea going.
After I got the -all word family football packet done, I wanted to make Bingo cards as another way to review the words.
However, I had less than 24 words and could not make a Bingo card, so I thought I'd add the -ick word family to the football packet, because you kick a football.
Another fun way too reinforce these new words is via a word search.
The packet includes the same activities for both the -all AND -ick word families.
There are pocket word cards, traceable word cards, covers so students can make Itty Bitty booklets, alphabetizing worksheets, plus trace-write-color-cut & glue worksheets.
Also included is a fill in the word sentence worksheet; 30 different Bingo cards, so your entire class can play; plus words on footballs.
There are also posters, blank templates for you to program with whatever, and 2 "craftivities" like the football -all word family slider pictured. Many of these activities work well for your Daily 5 Word Work.
Here's hoping that word work and 10 frame math, with a football twist, will be just the thing to make practice especially fun.
Well that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by.
It's another beautiful fall day, so I'm going to go "winterize" my flower garden out back before the snow flies. Wishing you a productive day.
"Football is like life--it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority." -Vince Lombardi (Go Packers!)