Hey teaching friends! I haven’t done a giveaway from Learning Resources in a while, so I figured it was about time and luckily, they happen to have sent me a few review items that are BRAND NEW to their catalog for 2014! Yay!
I adore this super fun tub called Word Construction!
The concept is simple: students can use the gray plastic nuts and the colored plastic bolts to “build” words!
Loving the color coded system, all green bolts contain vowels, while the remaining colors are for consonants. Perfect for practicing just that idea alone!
How can you use this in your classroom? Have students begin by separating the vowel and consonant bolts into different piles. Then maybe ask them to build a word that is a CVC pattern.
From that point on, you can incorporate word families, where students can manipulate the different letters in the word simply by turning the bolt while on the nut.
Need a little more advanced? It would be fun to do a timed activity where the children had to write down all the words they can make from a pre-built nut with four bolts on it already. Perfect for a center or independent work time!
Your kinesthetic boys and girls will love the idea of the nuts and bolts! Learning Resources has a wonderful way of creating products that are educational AND fun! And they are super generous in giving one lucky OC reader this product to try in his or her classroom as well! Get entered below and good luck to all who enter from Learning Resources and Organized Classroom!