Need an interactive way to practice building and spelling words? This digital and editable fall word building activity will be a hit in your classroom!
Digital Fall Word Building Mats
In the fall, your students are working hard to put all of their phonemic awareness and phonics skills together to begin sounding out words, reading, and writing words. This editable fall word building activity is the perfect way to practice these skills.
This editable word building activity is fun and engaging for kids and also gives them many opportunities to put their reading and writing skills to practice. The best part about this activity is, it’s editable!
You can use it to work on sight words, CVC word building, color words, number words, spelling words, etc. These are all key skills in kindergarten and 1st grade. This can even be used with second graders. All you have to do is type the words you want to work on in the “Read It” box, and you are set!
This editable fall word work activity is perfect for use in the classroom or at home during virtual learning. Use it during whole group instruction, small groups, literacy centers, as an independent practice activity, or for homework or assessments.
To use this fun fall activity, students will read the word in the word box. Then, they will drag the letter leaf tiles to build the word on the tree. Finally, they will type the word in the box at the bottom of the screen. On each slide, students get to work with each word in 3 different ways, reading, building, and writing.
This digital, editable activity makes this perfect to use anytime, anywhere, regardless of access to alphabet manipulatives or supplies. Plus, you can use it several times with new words each time. You can even make this a fun fall center and have the students work on seasonal words.
Setting Up the Fall Word Building Activity in Google Slides
Students may use Google Slides™ to do this activity.
The download file includes a detailed guide with instructions and pictures on how to use this activity with you students, but it is quite simple to do.
If you are an instructor or teacher, you will want to copy the Google Slides assignment to your Google Drive and save it as a master copy.
Make sure that you click the dropdown next to the attachment. Pick the “Make a copy for each student” option.
Setting Up The Fall Word Building Mats in Seesaw
Students can also use this activity in Seesaw, if you would like.
You will click the Seesaw specific link in the download file. When you arrive at the activity, you will need to click the “Save Activity” button. Then you will assign the activity to your students.
Working on Building Words
When it comes to word work, giving students interactive and hands-on activities is key. The more they can manipulate the letters to build words, the better. This helps them learn about spelling patterns and increases their fluency with words. These fall word building mats give students a hands-on and digital activity all in one!
To use this activity, students will read the word in the “Read It” box. Then they will build it on the tree by dragging and dropping the correct leaf letter tiles. Finally, they will type the word in the “Type It” box.
The digital leaf letter tiles are in alphabetical order, allowing students to use their letter recognition and alphabet knowledge to find the correct letters.
Differentiated Word Work
There are so many different ways to use this activity and to differentiate it to meet your students’ needs and the skill you are working on. You can choose any sight words, high-frequency words, color words, number words, CVC words, spelling words, or seasonal words to include in the “Read It” boxes of the slides.
You can even assign specific lists of words to individual students or small groups of students. Therefore, this would be a great activity to use during literacy centers, guided reading groups, or intervention. You can also use it for independent practice, during a technology center, for an early finisher activity, or to assess students.
This activity can even be used in intermediate grades with more challenging words, such as vocabulary or spelling words.
To extend the learning with these fall word work mats, you can have students:
- Complete the slide and then write the word on a recording sheet.
- Complete the slide and write a sentence using the sight word on a recording sheet.
- Complete all slides and write the words in alphabetical order on a recording sheet.
- Write a paragraph or story using all of the words.
I hope your students love working on words this fall with these digital fall-themed word building mats. Use this activity to help them continue to grow their word bank!
Click the button below to get the Digital Editable Fall Word Building activity for Google Slides and Seesaw.