Editable games for word work centers makes it so easy to differentiate your word lists for young learners. I wish I had thought of this years ago!
Instead, I'd spend more than 30 minutes of my valuable morning prep. time reviewing last week's words and making this week's centers.
Organizing word cards, handwritten of course, and games (words written in blank spaces) all the while watching the clocking thinking I still have to prepare for math groups.
Some kids were working through their Dolch list words while others were on spelling word lists. There was no way I could use the same words for each activity. Everyone was on a different list!
I needed a variety of activities that could target each child at their level and I needed each activity to be engaging. Because if it wasn't, the purpose of the center was lost and now it was just about managing behavior not learning sight words or spelling.
Differentiation is Easy
I was spending way too much time individualizing for each child, keeping their learning at their level. I needed something better. I HAD to make a change.
Centers needed to be made quickly with the words that my kids needed.
I need the option of black ink only games that I could send home for extra practice.
I needed card games and board games.
But they weren't out there. There was nothing that could help me quickly and easily make all the differentiated resources I needed.
The only thing to do was to design the games myself.
Preparation is Quick
It's super easy to prepare each of the 38 editable games included in this pack.
Just 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. So easy!
Love to try it out for yourself? Grab a motivating sight word game by clicking the link below.
Editable Games for Spelling Words
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!
Kids record their sight words
Each game comes with a student 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 throughout the year.
Learning about food and nutrition – print off that game!
What about bugs?
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 two illustrated rules cards, one for playing the game as a sight word game the other for spelling. And of course, there is a recording sheet for both.
Grab Your Pack Today
Love the idea of easily differentiating your word lists with editable games?
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