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I am required to level my centers and I have always had a hard time doing this. I teach 2nd grade and I need work on writing leveled activities and word work leveled activities.
For word work, I plan on doing the bottle cap spelling, play doh spelling, magnets, calculator spelling, and I need one more plus all of these leveled. I don't have any ideas for work on writing. I am really bad about just giving my higher students more to do, which is not what leveling is about. Thank you for your help!


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For word work why don't you give out different word lists for them to work on. I use words their way and have 3 different groups so 3 different word lists. I don't have any ideas for writing. Hard to level that.
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I'm no expert, but ........
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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
try: http://www.fcrr.org/Curriculum/stude...ivities23.shtm

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
facts
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
"basics".
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
paper/book)?
Just Some things that I could think of at the moment, also try searching other 2nd grade teacher websites....?
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Wow!
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Thank you so much for all the ideas, I will be using some of them.
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If you are using a workshop approach in writing, it is naturally going to be leveled, since you'll be conferencing with students and meeting them at their levels (and therefore differentiating).
For our word work, we used a choice board (don't have it here) for work during this time. We had 2 - one for average workers, and one for higher level/gifted students. If you have different word lists for higher/lower students, you could have just one menu of activities to do with the words. Some of the things we used were... find the words/or word patterns in our decodables, generate lists of words with the pattern, word sorts, etc. We also incorporated a lot of vocabulary work into our Word Work time. For instance, we used the thesaurus to find synonyms and antonyms, used the dictionary to explore definitions/guide words/ entry words.... and so on. We had to cram a lot of district "have-tos" into our rotations, but we did the best we could!


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Scholastic has a book called, Differentiated Instruction in Literacy Centers (something close to that) and it is all about activities that differentiate word work, fluency, and comprehension. It was a good resource. It was pretty cheap too.
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Thanks for the ideas!
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