This is a station that I struggle with. It's one where my kids loose motivation easily and a majority of the behavior problems start here. I wish I could wave a magic wand and fix all the problems that happen here. This is the reason that I started this week with the word work station. I am hopeful that as we share ideas that I will gain some incite into making this station successful. Here are the activities that I place into this station (not necessarly at the same time):
Word sorts (Words their way)- this stays in this center from the time we start with sorts. Our first sorts are concept sorts, sound only sorts (beginning sounds) and letter sorts.
Letter charaistic sorts- tall letters, short letters, tail letters
Sight word- matching, making sentences
Puzzles- build a word puzzles, self correcting picture to word puzzles
and that is all I've got... Help bloggers what do you do to spice up your word work station