Make the Word (grades 1-3)
Linda DittmarBordeaux ElementaryWashington
Objective: Students use phonemic awareness to create a written word and read that word.
Materials and Preparation:
1 miniature white board for each team
1 dry erase marker for each team
1 eraser for each team
a list of phonetically spelled words to which your students have been exposed
Student Grouping: mixed ability, 4 or so students per group
Each person on the team takes one turn with the white board and marker as the teacher makes a phonetic sound and then passes the board and marker to the next person.
Once the word is completed and points given to teams, the word is erased.
The next person on the team continues the cycle with the board and marker.
Scoring: Each team earns a point for correctly writing the word.
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What's the word? tips
Comments or Variations: The first team to write and read the word gets an extra point.