It's been a while since my last post and I thought I would share my favorite word work activity! Hilary, over at Rockin Teacher Materials started a Linky Party to share word work activities. I have a fun word game that we play, as a class, or that the students take part in during word work. It's called Snap a Word and consists of the students "snapping" words that have a selected sound. For instance, if you are working on the short "a" sound, students must look around the room and find words that include this specific sound. This is also a great word wall game!
If you would like to diversify the activity from time to time, you can "tickle" a word with a feather. Moreover, you may "light up" a word with a flashlight or simply "point" to a word (using a pointer).
You can find a free template for "snap a word," as well as a more concise explanation at: http://classic.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Snap-a-Word
Please join the Linky Party at: http://rockinteachermaterials.blogspot.com/2011/09/link-up-your-favorite-word-work.html