Daily Word Ladders: 150+ Free Lessons for Kids

Daily Word Ladders : 150+ Reproducible Word Study Lessons That Help Kids Boost Reading, Vocabulary, Spelling and Phonics Skills! by Timothy V. Rasinski

Build Skills in 10 minutes a Day!

In this book you’ll find more than 150 mini-word-study lessons that are also kid-pleasing games! To complete each Word Ladder takes just ten minutes but actively involves each learner in analyzing the structure and meaning of words. To play, students begin with one word and then make a series of other words by changing or rearranging the letters in the word before. With regular use, Word ladders can go a long way toward developing your students’ decoding and vocabulary skills.

Word ladders are great for building students’ decoding, phonics, spelling, and vocabulary skills. When students add, take away, or rearrange letters to make a new word from one they have just made, they must examine sound-symbol relationships closely. This is just the kind of analysis that all children need to do in order to learn how to decode and spell accurately.

And when the puzzle adds a bit of meaning in the form of a definition (for example, “make a word that means to say something”), it helps extend students’ understanding of words and concepts. All of these skills are key to students’ success in learning to read and write. So even though Word Ladders will feel like a game, your students will be practicing essential literacy skills at the same time!

Language: English
Format: ebook PDF
Pages: 176
Size: 10.7 mb

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