Word level work for practice

Adequate practice work needs to be incorporated into any structured programme.

Useful word level work exercises include wordsearches, circle the real word (omitting nonsense words), crosswords, adding onsets, adding rimes, matching rhymes and, indeed any exercises (in structure with the programme) that encourage students to look closely at words.

Here is a free sample of word level work from a Read Write Spell workbook. It may be copied or adapted as required. Copy and paste into a word document and re-size.

free sample word level work

Practice work of this kind should be done AFTER you have introduced a new sound / symbol correspondence and BEFORE you tackle sentence level work based on the words practised here.

Some students require more practice work than others, so you may need to design further exercises along the same lines.