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Construct-a-Word

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Construct-a-Word

Grades K – 2
Interactive Type Learning About Language
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URL http://www.readwritethink.org
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ABOUT THIS INTERACTIVE  

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Construct-a-Word provides a simple, engaging way for students to generate dozens of different words by first choosing an ending (for example -an, -ed, -at, -op) and then adding a beginning letter or blend. When a correct word is created, the word is stored in a Word Bank where students can read and review their words. For each ending, Construct-a-Word prompts students to create between 6 and 14 different possible words, adding an element of fun and discovery. It uses animation and sound to guide students through the steps of creating words, and employs prompts that are clear and easy to master. This interactive tool could be used individually or in small groups, either in one session or across multiple lessons.

For ideas of how to use this tool outside the classroom, see Construct-a-Word in the Parent & Afterschool Resources section.

Lessons That Use This Interactive

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Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Getting the ig in Pig: Helping Children Discover Onset and Rime

Students will need their language-building hard hats as they construct words using onset and rime, building vocabulary and phonics comprehension.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

A-Hunting We Will Go: Teaching Rhyming Through Musical Verse

Adapting the song "A-Hunting We Will Go," students put a whale in a pail and even "take a little bear and hug it if we dare."

 

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Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

The Big Green Monster Teaches Phonics in Reading and Writing

A big green monster helps students build their reading fluency and word recognition skills through choral reading, literacy center activities, and writing stories.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Using a Predictable Text to Teach High-Frequency Words

After reading an engaging yet predictable text about a child looking for his cat, students use a similar format and high-frequency words to craft tales about their own lost pets.

 

Grades   K – 1  |  Student Interactive  |  Learning About Language

Puzzle Me Words

Puzzle Me Words is a fun, educational game for primary students that reinforces letter sounds and how sounds combine to form words.

 

Grades   K – 5  |  Student Interactive  |  Learning About Language

Word Family Sort

This online activity helps students recognize word patterns by having them sort a series of words into short-vowel word families.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Student Interactive  |  Learning About Language

Word Wizard

Word Wizard uses themes from four popular U.S. children's books to create word puzzles that students solve by unscrambling letters and considering related clues.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Student Interactive  |  Learning About Language

ABC Match

ABC Match is a game that has students practice letter-recognition fluency while honing their memories. Students match initial letters with pictures, playing either with a timer or without.