Monday, November 7, 2022

Free Word Work Activities

Word Work Freebies

Here is a collection of freebies to explore a variety of literacy activities with your students. Be sure to check out the activities that explore long vowels, dictionary skills, and oddball words

Short Vowel Freebies

Free short vowel activities just for you! These activities compare words with short vowels. These free activities include: word sorts with and without pictures, interactive notebook activities, and a set of exit tickets to assess student comprehension.

Word Sort Centers

This pack includes a center for sorting ‘short a’ and ‘short i’ words. There is a memorable character associated with each vowel sound. ‘Short a’ is Abby the Alligator. ‘Short i’ is Isabel the Iguana. Get this set of centers here for free!

Free word sorts short a short i words. Differentiated. Use with and without picture support

Print & Go Short Vowel Word Sorts

Try these no prep word sorts. Use these printables for a quick & easy short vowel word sort. There are multiple formats to meet the needs of your students. Get this set of word sorts here for free!

Try these No-Prep short vowel word sorts. Simple word sorts give kids tons of phonics practice.

Interactive Notebook Activities

This set includes a variety of interactive notebook activities with varying degrees of support. Choose the set that works best for each child. Get these free interactive notebook activities here.

Free interactive notebook activities. Explore short vowels with a variety of interactive notebook activities. Varying degrees of support.

Exit Tickets

This is a set of Exit Tickets to use as a quick assessment tool with your students. You can use these exit tickets as a very quick way to assess the needs of your students. Since the tickets can be graded in a very short amount a time, they allow you to constantly assess each student’s strengths and weaknesses. You can use these tickets to find the students that need more instruction time with a concept.
I have included 4 different exit tickets to assess student ability to listen for and identify short a and short i words. Choose the ticket that best fits the needs of your students. Get these free exit tickets to assess short vowels.

Free short vowel exit tickets. Use these free exit tickets to assess kids grasp of short vowel sounds.

More Literacy Freebies

I’ve added more literacy freebies to use with your children. There are a variety of free learning activities that are sure to thrill your students!

Long and Short Vowels

Are you moving onto long vowels? Check out these free long and short vowel word sorts! These word sorts feature ‘Abby the Alligator’ and ‘Jake the Snake’. They include a simple cut and paste word sort and a word sort in a game format.

Free long vowel and short vowel word sorts.
Check out these short vowel and long vowel word sort activities

Looking for more activities to explore long and short vowels? Check out this Free ‘Frog and Toad’ themed learning activity. See it in action and get it for free here. There are DIY directions to create your own Frog & Toad here.

Free Frog & Toad word work activities. Explore long vowel and short vowel sounds with frog and toad. Hands-on activity to help kids distinguish between long and short vowels.


Many kids need tons of practice with long and short vowel sounds. Give them the practice they need in a variety of fun formats! Get all of them in a money saving bundle here.

Print & Go Word Sorts

Dictionary Skills

Get kids motivated to explore parts of a dictionary with this fun activity. Each student will create a word entry and definition. They will use the dictionary format to define themselves. After creating the dictionary entries, put the entries together to create a class dictionary. There are extension activities that students can use to explore the parts of their class dictionary. Motivate your students by letting them create and explore their own dictionary! Get the class dictionary for free here.

Free dictionary skills activity. Create a class dictionary and allow students to explore the parts of a dictionary with a student created dictionary

Oddball Words:

Words with Inconsistent But Common Spelling-Sound Correspondences

Oddball words can be very difficult for young children. They look the same as other words with the same spelling pattern, but do not have the same sound. For example: have/gave/save & does/toes/goes.

Use these fun task cards to give students practice identifying the oddball words. Students will read the three words and identify the word with the inconsistent spelling sound correspondence. Get your free copy of the task cards and recording sheets here.

Free activity for words with common but inconsistent spelling sound correspondence.


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Friday, November 4, 2022

Free Animal Movement Cards

Free Animal Movement Cards

Get your kids up and moving with these free Animal Movement Cards. There are 26 free animal action cards, one animal for each letter of the alphabet. Kids can explore different letters and types of animals as they get their wiggles out in the style of each animal.

Get kids up and moving with animal action cards. Perfect for brain breaks and gross motor movements.

Use Animal Action Cards Many Ways

Movement cards are so much fun to use with children. It helps them wiggle and move their body, but in a very purposeful way. By giving their brains a break and allowing their bodies to warm up, children are more able to learn. Focus and attention is improved AND they are enjoying themselves! Why not try out this set of adorable animal action cards and let me know what you think?!

Animal Action Cards Work For:

  • Morning Meeting
  • Transitions
  • Letter Studies
  • Animal Studies
  • Just for fun!
Get kids up and moving with free animal movement cards. Perfect for brain breaks and gross motor movements.

Get your set of Free Animal Movement Cards here.

More ‘Move & Learn’ Fun

Here are some more ways to get your kids up and moving, while they learn.

  • Kids will join the ‘March of the Penguins’, as they march around the alphabet. See it in action here.
Kids will move and learn with this penguin themed march. Great for identifying upper and lowercase letters.
  • Kids will learn skip counting or numeral identification as you jump like a frog! See it in action here.
Kids will move and learn with these frog themed math games.
  • Kids will move up and down a number line to practice number identification, addition, and subtraction. Plus, it ties in to the Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Donuts! See it in action here.
There was an old lady who swallowed a Donut! Hands on math- get up and move!



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