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Oct 05

Four Word Activities with Free Printables

Word Activities

Four word activities are explained. At the bottom of the post, you will find a handout link. The handout contains a printable for each activity for you to try each of these activities with your students. These word games will have your students thinking ‘out of the box’ in no time at all.

Activity #1

 Four Free Word Work Printables for Upper Elementary Students

In this activity students put words together to form new words. The trick is they must determine if the word they are adding goes at the beginning or the end of the word.

Let’s start with an easy example.

Add day to:

light —> daylight

every —>everyday

dooms —> doomsday

dreamers —> daydreamers

birth —> birthday

Here’s another example:

Add rot to:

ten  —> rotten

or  —> rotor

par  —> parrot

ate  —> rotate

car  —> carrot

Activity #2

Four Free Word Work Printables for Upper Elementary Students
An anagram is a word or phrase made by changing the order of the letters in another word or phrase.

Here are a few examples:

bread  —> bared, beard, debar

care  —> acre, race

tassel  —> slates, steals

 

Activity #3

Four Free Word Work Printables for Upper Elementary StudentsA homograph is a word that is spelled like another word but is different in origin, meaning, or pronunciation.

Here are a few examples:

bow   —> part of a ship

bow   —> a weapon that shoots arrows

Have students make drawing of homographs.

Activity #4

Four Free Word Work Printables for Upper Elementary Students

A pun is a humorous way of using a word or phrase so that more than one meaning is suggested. Many jokes are puns. Write and illustrate a pun.

Handout

Four Free Word Work Printables for Upper Elementary Students

 

Click here to download the handout containing the word activities. I hope your students have fun with these.Gay Miller

2 comments

  1. Carolyn

    I enjoyed these, although some may be a bit difficult for my EFL kids. Most of them have the typical textbook vocabulary (limited and b-o-r-I-n-g), and now I’m here to change that! hahaha These will be quite a challenge for them – love it!

    Do you have any more?

    Thanks for the freebie! 🙂

    1. Gay Miller

      You’re welcome. You might like last week’s post on word wheels. http://bookunitsteacher.com/wp/?p=5904

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