Word Work Activities:
1. Use pics with elkonian boxes in different places: Onset, Medial, Final
missing? You could even Do this with Blends, digraphs,...onsets/final
Look down about 2/3 way on page for materials.......lots of options
2. You could use Making words activities......call it the Mystery Word of
the Day or something
3. Would you be allowed to use internet computer games like: Spelling
city or Starfall type of internet games.......?
Work on Writing:
1. Partner Books:Have lower ss write label captions/diagrams, some
write captions, higher ones can write sentences, paragraphs about
topic in book.
2. Ss can research a topic:non fiction and write about it telling main
3. Ss can interview each other: lower ss fill in a template, higher ss use
template to create sentences (paragraphs)
4. Poems: different forms simple: cinquan to more complex for higher
students and you could incorporate vocabulary into activity to make
it more challenging.
5. You could have ss edit writing pieces, lower do the basics, higher
students....do more-your choice
6. You could challenge your higher students to use voice, and other
"traits" (6 traits) in writing and have them critique each other if they
are able..........using student friendly rubrics. Lower students could
write and use a student friendly rubrics to check that they got the
7. Creating or Publishing using Word Perfect or other programs and
(allow them to use clipart or something in the paper/book)?
8. Creating or Publishing using Word Perfect, Inspiration or other
programs and (allow them to use clipart or something in the
Just Some things that I could think of at the moment, also try searching other 2nd grade teacher websites....?