Thursday, March 22, 2012

A Swarm of Word Work

This week the children have been reading The Bee by Sabrina Crewe. This is a nonfiction test on our reading series. (This is lesson 23 in Harcourt Storytown .)

I added four new word work activites this week with a bee theme. I have also uploaded this word work activity packet to TPT. You can find the activities HERE. The cost is $3.

Here is what it includes:

The first in a vowel variant word sort. This activity has four beehives labeled with one of these spellings: oo, ew, ue, ou. Students will match the bees to the hives. Students then record responses on a provided recording sheet.

The 2nd activity is Buzzin’ with Parts of Speech, students match words to the correct parts of speech. There are 24 words that will be sorted into the following categories: noun, verb, adjective. This also includes a recording sheet and key.

The 3rd activity is Synonym Bee Match. Students will match each word on the bee with the flower that has the correct synonym. There will be 15 synonym matches. This also includes a recording sheet and key.

The last activity is Bee Fact and Opinion. It has 12 statements that students must determine if they are fact or opinion. This comes with a recording sheet and key.

To play Vocabulary Dominoes students will match vocabulary words with the correct definitions. There is no recording sheet.

This is our version of "Boggle". Students are able to use any off the letters to form words. I encourage students to use what they have alreadly learned to aid them in making their words.


  1. I tutor a little girl in 2nd and that was her story last week (we use Storytown)! Wish I would have had this to help her...looks great!

    1. Vicki, if you need anything storytown related to the weekly skills please let me know. I can send you a few things.

  2. A swarm of word work is definitely better than a swarm of bees...although I have a couple of kids that might disagree! lol
    First Grade Blue SKies

  3. These look great! You have been hard at work!

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