Grade: Elementary

#1523. Winter Make Words Lesson

Reading/Writing, level: Elementary
Posted Tue Jan 18 18:08:02 PST 2000 by Theresa Chappell (
Grandy Primary School, Camden, NC
Materials Required: set of alphabet letters for each student
Activity Time: 15 minutes each
Concepts Taught: phonics skills, word knowledge, patterns

Give each students the letters indicated below. Make the words below with the letters. Begin with 2 letter words and increase in difficulty. As you make words, point out how changing one letter can make new words. Once you have made all of the words, use the words you have made to sort for patterns in the letters.

LETTERS: s f n l a o e k w

MAKE: an ask sake snake
as was fake snowflake
of saw lake
on won snow
now flow

SORT: -ake -ow