Create and print decorative word wall cards, classroom labels, and spelling lists for with the Word Workshop word wall tool.
- Make task cards for students. Using the card format, type your tasks, then print and laminate them.
- Create flash cards for weekly spelling words. Save each set for your files.
- Make labels for your book baskets using the label format. Assign this job to parent volunteers or helpers in your classroom.
- Create and save lists. Use the tool’s list format to make all kinds of lists, such as word families, phonics patterns, or words we know. The sky is the limit!
- Design a bulletin board of your students’ favorite quotes. Type up the quotes, having fun with borders, fonts, and colors.
- Make labels for the ESL/ELL classroom. The labels will help your second-language learners navigate the room and improve their vocabulary.
- Design seasonal bulletin boards. Create word cards centered on a holiday or theme, then pair them with student illustrations of each word.
- Label science fair projects. Allow students to create their own word cards to attach to the displays.
- Illustrate different parts of speech with color. Print out word cards and assign a different color to nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc.
- Print a poem. Select the four words per page format, then enter each word or line of the poem. After printing, ask students to reconstruct the poem.
- Play a matching game with your students. Make pairs of rhyming word cards, then print. Place all pairs face down in random order. Students turn over two cards at a time to try to find a match.
- Develop a class roster. Use the list format to create the roster. Print several copies to use for field trips, for classroom helpers, or to check off homework.
- Create sets with unusual vocabulary on one card and the definitions on another. Pair them on a bulletin board or use them as a center activity, where students must match the words with their definitions.
- Make a word list together with your students as a fun classroom activity. Project the Word Workshop to view it with your class. Browse the Ready-to-Go Word Lists for inspiration.
- Enter vocabulary words while you read books together. Leave the Word Workshop open on your interactive whiteboard or projector and add words as students read.
- Generate word problems in math. Print and post the word problems, or hand them out to students.
Here's a PDF of these tips.