## Words Work Fun For the -ick and -all Word Families

1-2-3 Come Do Some Super-Fun Word Work Activities With Me

Sometimes, some of my boys are not quite as enthusiastic about our reading activities as much as the girls are.

However, if we’re reading about sports, especially football, my little guys get pretty excited.

With that in mind, I designed this football-themed -ick and -all word family packet.

It’s chock full of a variety of games, competitions, worksheets, word cards, and even a helmet and football “slider” craftivity.

Use the activities for centers, table top, early finishers, a sub folder, homework, or for whole-group assessing.

For one activity, students choose teams and then work either independently or with their group, to think of as many -all words before the timer rings.  Each word is worth 1 point.

To get in some math practice, have students figure out how many touchdowns and field goals they achieved with their word list.  i.e. 7 words = 7 points = 1 touchdown.  Any "extra" words can be counted to make a field goal.

A field goal = 3 points for 3 words. i.e. One team thought of 11 words.  They scored 1 touchdown (7) and 1 field goal (3) and had 1 extra point left.

I've provided score card - posters, if you'd like to keep track and post the results.

There are blank templates, so you can program other word families, if you'd like to keep this idea going.

After I got the -all word family football packet done, I wanted to make Bingo cards as another way to review the words.

However, I had less than 24 words and could not make a Bingo card, so I thought I'd add the -ick word family to the football packet, because you kick a football.

Another fun way too reinforce these new words is via a word search.

The packet includes the same activities for both the -all AND -ick word families

There are pocket word cards, traceable word cards, covers so students can make Itty Bitty booklets, alphabetizing worksheets, plus trace-write-color-cut & glue worksheets

Also included is a fill in the word sentence worksheet; 30 different Bingo cards, so your entire class can play; plus words on footballs.

There are also posters, blank templates for you to program with whatever, and 2 "craftivities"  like the football -all word family slider pictured.  Many of these activities work well for your Daily 5 Word Work.

Today's featured FREEBIE also has a football theme. It's a set of 10 Frames.

Here's hoping that word work and 10 frame math, with a football twist, will be just the thing to make practice especially fun.

Well that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by.

It's another beautiful fall day, so I'm going to go "winterize" my flower garden out back before the snow flies. Wishing you a productive day.

"Football is like life--it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority." -Vince Lombardi  (Go Packers!)

## Fun Football Activities

1-2-3 Come Do Some Fun Football Activities With Me.

I discovered long ago,that if I could incorporate a theme of something that was popular with my students, I'd grab and hold their attention.  It seemed that my little guys had more difficulty focussing than the girls did, so I often offered choices when I could.

Because sports was always a "hot button" and 'tis the season for the start of football, I decided to dream up some activities with a football theme.

I thought it would be fun to do something with the -all family of words and make a game of it.

Students choose teams and then work either independently or with their group, to think of as many -all words before the timer rings.  Each word is worth 1 point.

To get in some math practice, have students figure out how many touchdowns and field goals they achieved with their word list.  i.e. 7 words = 7 points = 1 touchdown.  Any "extra" words can be counted to make a field goal.

A field goal = 3 points for 3 words. i.e. One team thought of 11 words.  They scored 1 touchdown (7) and 1 field goal (3) and had 1 extra point left.

I've provided score card - posters, if you'd like to keep track and post the results.

There are blank templates, so you can program other word families, if you'd like to keep this idea going.

After I got the -all word family football packet done, I wanted to make Bingo cards as another way to review the words.

However, I had less than 24 words and could not make a Bingo card, so I thought I'd add the -ick word family to the football packet, because you kick a football.

80 pages later, (!) the packet was completed, but my entire day had slipped away, so I certainly hope you find it useful.

Another fun way too reinforce these new words is via a word search.

The packet includes the same activities for both the -all AND -ick word families

There are pocket word cards, traceable word cards, covers so students can make Itty Bitty booklets, alphabetizing worksheets, plus trace-write-color-cut & glue worksheets

Also included is a fill in the word sentence worksheet; 30 different Bingo cards, so your entire class can play; words on footballs + Kaboom bomb cards to play Memory Match and "I have; who has?" games.

There are also posters, blank templates for you to program with whatever, and 2 "craftivities"  like the football -all word family slider pictured.  Many of these activities work well for your Daily 5 Word Work.

To go along with the football theme, I also designed a 10-frames football packet.  Click on the link for this FREEBIE.

Because of several special requests, I also designed a 1-2-3 Count Footballs With Me, 10-frames easy reader.

Because these booklets are based on a 10-frame, they are nice extensions for the matching 10-frames packets.

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## Teaching Common Core Reading & Math Standards At The Same Time!

1-2-3 Come Read AND Count With Me!

I designed the 1-2-3 Counting series of booklets to combine Common Core Math and Reading standards.

There is so much to cover in a day that I like to over lap subjects and to use an old colloquialism “Kill two birds with one stone.”

Also the consistency of these booklets helps empower students and builds their self-esteem, as it only takes one time for students to need assistance, instructions and then they can work independently on their booklet.

This makes them perfect for a Daily 5 activity or center and frees the teacher up to work one-on-one with other children to help strugglers or do assessing.

You can do one a week or month, depending on your themes or the needs of your students.

They are nice as a home-school connection if you need “homework”, something for students to do when children finish mandatory work, or perfect for a sub folder or something that can be sent home for those students who still don’t “get it.”

Read the booklet as a whole group to review concepts of print and reinforce the vocabulary.

Students read, trace and write the number and number word. They see the “themed object” in a sentence and say it.

They spy the number in a sequence and circle it.

They X-out that many boxes or use a bingo dot marker or stamp.  As an added math concept, I had my Y5’s use 2 different colored bingo dot markers and show me an ABAB pattern. (See sample page above.)

Children cut & glue the set/group to the matching numbered box. My students really enjoyed doing these booklets and they caught onto concepts quickly.

I have a nice collection of fall 1-2-3 easy readers that will hopefully add to your autumn themed lessons.

Each one includes a graphing extension, traceable word-wall word flashcards, a cover for the flashcards so students can turn them into an Itty Bitty Booklet, a “Plus one more” worksheet, and a certificate of praise.

Click on the links to view download any or all of the following: 123 Count Apples With Me,   123 Count Leaves With Me, 123 Count Footballs With Me,   123 Count Pumpkins With Me,   123 Count Fire Trucks With Me,   123 Count Scarecrows With Me.

Click on the 123 link to view the entire collection of easy readers.

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