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Are you looking for new ways to perk up your Daily 5 Word Work routine? Look no further!

5 Ways to Perk Up Your Classroom Word Work! Looking for new ideas to mix up Word Work? Check out these ideas! TONS of FREEBIES included! I’ve been doing Daily 5 for almost five years now. I love that it gives students a choice in their own learning! However, after many, many days of this routine in my classroom over the past half-decade, I’m kinda bored with some of the choices! So, I thought I’d share how I mixed up my Daily 5 time a bit more this year!Daily 5 Word Work Ideas Lucky to Be in FirstYou may remember way back in February that I visited the Ed Expo in Atlanta. One of my absolute favorite discoveries was Touchtronics Letters {and Numbers!} created by one very smart man, Duncan!

Touchtronics Daily 5 Word Work Lucky to Be in FirstTouchtronics Daily 5 Word Work Lucky to Be in FirstTouchtronics Daily 5 Word Work Lucky to Be in FirstHe figured out how to make an iPad interactive with “magnetic” letters! The kids absolutely LOVE this new way to work on their phonics!

Even if you only have one iPad in your classroom – these letters are SO worth it! Daily 5 Word Work Ideas Lucky to Be in First 2I created a Roll & Do die to give your students TONS of options!Roll and Do Die for Daily 5 Word Work | Lucky to Be in First FreebieTo make, you’ll need to print out the the die and assemble. I’ve included a colored version and black and white…along with an editable version for you to add your very own options!

Roll and Do Word Work Idea for Daily 5 Lucky to Be in FirstRoll and Do Word Work Lucky to Be in First Freebie

Roll and Do Die for Daily 5 Word Work | Lucky to Be in First FreebieIf they roll an activity that requires writing, they can write all of their weekly words on My List of Words worksheet!
My List of Words Lucky to Be in FirstI have a stack of these ready to go so students can simply grab the worksheet and a die and get going! Daily 5 Word Work Ideas Lucky to Be in First 3Another easy to set up and fun to use Word Work idea is sand! I went to the Dollar Tree and grabbed colored sand and plastic storage containers.  The kids simply take a list of words, a fancy pencil and a bucket ‘o sand!

Word Work Ideas Lucky to Be in FirstTouchtronics Letters Daily 5 Word Work Lucky to Be in First

Daily 5 Word Work Ideas Lucky to Be in First 4

One of the major skills we need to be teaching our little people these days is keyboarding! My goodness – I am afraid printing will even become a lost art in 20 years!

Students love this fun “keyboard!” I just printed out a few copies onto colored cardstock and they got peckin’ away on the keyboard. {I would laminate these little keyboards before dirty little fingers get on them! Lesson learned!}Type 'Em Out Daily 5 Word Work ideas | Lucky to Be in First

Daily 5 Word Work Ideas Lucky to Be in First 5Making our own word search is definitely a fan favorite in my classroom! Make Your Own Word Search Daily 5 Word Work Ideas | Lucky to Be in First The students simply grab a word list and a blank word search and get to town! Make Your Own Word Search Daily 5 Word Work Ideas Lucky to Be in FirstLater in the day, they are able to solve each other’s word search {if we have extra time!}

Are you wondering what words I use for these activities? Well, I’ve got two options for you!

Racing Through Sight Words

These lists are colored coded! The “red” car has the first 20 words of the Top 100 sight words and they progress in color through the list!

Racing Through Sight Words Lucky to Be in First

Words for the Week!

Each week I type up the Words of the Week for my class {taken from A Year of First Grade Homework!} This file is editable, so you can simply type your words right onto the page, print onto colored paper to jazz it up and laminate! 
Words for the Week Daily 5 Word Work Lucky to Be in First

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Daily 5 Word Work Freebies Lucky to Be in First

Looking for ideas to mix up your writing? Check out this post!

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