Editable games for word work centers just makes it so easy to differentiate your word lists for young learners. I wish I had thought of this years ago!
Instead I would spend more than 30 minutes of my valuable morning prep. time reviewing last week’s words and making this week’s centers. I would organize word cards, hand written of course, and games (words written in blank spaces) all the while watching the clocking thinking I still have to prepare for math groups.
Now, I only had six children in my class – six very behaviorally challenged children but if it took me that long I can only imagine what it would take you.
A couple of my kids were still struggling with remembering the first six dolch words while others were on spelling word lists. There’s no way I could use the same words for each activity. I also needed each activity to be engaging because if it wasn’t the purpose of the lesson was lost and now it was just about managing behaviour not learning sight words or spelling.
Differentiation is Easy
It’s too late for that group of students but if I had my time over again with them I would definitely use editable word work centers. This way I could have an activity that suited each group of student using the words they were working on.
Preparation is Quick
It’s super easy to prepare each of the 38 games included in this pack. You just need to enter the student’s sight words (high frequency words, or any list of words) into the editable field. Use the linked menu to go to the game you want and print it out. Save under that child’s or group’s name and reload the game to clear the field. The video below shows how quickly it can be done.
As you can see it’s as simple as typing in your word list and pressing print.
Don’t feel that you can only use sight words. There are game rules and a Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check visual for using the games with spelling words.
You can even use word families, blends, digraphs – any words your class needs to learn and the words are loaded onto every activity. You name it – the possibilities are endless!
Record the sight words
Each game comes with a recording sheet so you know your kids are getting the practice they need at writing their words.
Oh and if you are a British English spelling user – don’t worry I’ve got you covered. There’s an extra game or rule page with the spelling colour if required.
38 Different themes to choose from
With 38 different games you have 38 different themes to use through out the year.
Learning about food and nutrition – print off that game!
What about insects?
Love to use a game for each season?
Teaching vocabulary for your theme?
Black Ink Only Options
Sometimes we want to send home a game for homework or maybe the budget just doesn’t cover colored ink – no problem. Each game can be printed in black ink only (and kids love to color in).
You’ll find illustrated rules for playing the game either as a spelling game or a sight word game and of course there is a recording sheet for both.
Grab Your Pack Today
Love the idea of easily differentiating your word lists? Download your pack of 38 games now from my store on Teachers Pay Teachers.