Second Grade Nest: Daily 5: Word Work

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Daily 5: Word Work


Daily 5- Word Work- Putting it all together at the beginning of the year


Today, I am on my fourth day of discussing how Daily 5 is working in my classroom. During Daily 5, one component we are involved in is Word Work, which I take as an opportunity for students to practice their spelling words. 

I am doing spelling using Words Their Way this year and tiering my students into two (now three) different groups. I am also giving a Tic-Tac-Toe box to do weekly. During Daily 5, these students are practicing their spelling words with one Tic-Tac-Toe box a day. 
They work out of their O.W.L. Binders everyday in their homework section. 

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Here are a few kiddos hard at work...
Daily 5- Word Work- Putting it all together at the beginning of the year

Daily 5- Word Work- Putting it all together at the beginning of the year

Daily 5- Word Work- Putting it all together at the beginning of the year

Also, during Word Work, I'll sometimes pull a group and do small group Making Words or let them do Making Words on their own. I follow Systematic Sequential Instruction with my Making Words. 

Here is how I organize it...
Daily 5- Word Work- Putting it all together at the beginning of the year
#1- I start with my baskets and a large Ziploc filled with my ABC bags. 

Daily 5- Word Work- Putting it all together at the beginning of the year
#2- Unload my letters and set out letters. 

Daily 5- Word Work- Putting it all together at the beginning of the year
#3- Pull out letters for the mystery word of the day. 

Daily 5- Word Work- Putting it all together at the beginning of the year
#4- Set out baskets of letters and tell students how many of each letter to get.
It is like the lunch line in the cafeteria. They just walk down the row of baskets and grab one out of each. 

Daily 5- Word Work- Putting it all together at the beginning of the year
#5- I write the letters they should have, then 2-(# of letters in word) on the board.
Then we work on adding sounds, making plurals, finding blends in words, etc. 

3 comments:

  1. I wish I could join you for Word Work! I love your "lunch line Word Work" bins.

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  2. I just found your blog and you have some great ideas! Really like the spelling tic-tac toe. Smart way to hand out the letters. Thank you for sharing! I am a fellow second grade teacher. Come visit sometime!
    Jessica

    Apples and Papers

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  3. I am so excited to have found your blog through Teacher's Toolkit's giveaway!!! After reading this post on Word Work, I can't wait to read more about your Daily 5 centers!!!

    Patti
    One Class, One Sound

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