Creative Word Study Activities

For Use in the Classroom or with Individual Students

Classroom Activities for Letter Names, Initial Letter Sounds, and Suffixes from "Dr. Jean" Feldman

Word Study Directions and Templates from Words Their Way
Word Games and Templates from Speech Teach
Favorite Word Activities from Cathy Puett Miller
Word Activities from BBC Online
The links on the left side of their page will take you to a host of online and printable games.
Games and Word Activities
Prepared by Sadlier-Oxford Educational Publishing
Using Know Patterns to Write Unfamiliar Words
Connie Campbell Dierking

Online Word Study Exercises

These exercises are most effective when adult guidance is provided.

Working With Words: Games from a core list of words.
Working With Words: Games using a teacher-selected (or parent-selected) "Mystery Word." These interactive games are part of the New York State Elementary Test Prep Center. Be sure to see the Teacher Resource for informative background and instructions.
Phonics Year By Year
Author Louis Fidge has designed some colorful and engaging word games, including word sorts.

Words Their Way: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction
Donald R. Bear (Author), Marcia Invernizzi, Shane Templeton, Francine Johnston

Word Journeys
Kathy Ganske

Building Words: A Resource Manual for Teaching Word Analysis and Spelling Strategies
Thomas G. Gunning

Word Matters: Teaching Phonics and Spelling in the Reading/Writing Classroom
Gay Su Pinnell, Irene C. Fountas, Mary Ellen Giacobbe, Arene C. Fountas

Teaching Phonics & Word Study in the Intermediate Grades: A Complete Sourcebook
Wiley Blevins

Phonics They Use: Words for Reading and Writing and Systematic Sequential Phonics They Use
Patricia M. Cunningham

Month-By-Month Reading and Writing for Kindergarten
Month-By-Month Phonics for First Grade: Systematic, Multilevel Instruction
Month-By-Month Phonics for Second Grade
Month-By-Month Phonics for Third Grade
Month-By-Month Phonics for Upper Grades
Dorothy Hall and Patricia Cunningham

Making Words: Multilevel, Hands-On Developmentally Appropriate Spelling and Phonics Activities
Making More Words: Multilevel, Hands-On Phonics and Spelling Activities
Making Big Words: Multilevel, Hands-On Spelling and Phonics Activities
Making More Big Words Patricia M. Cunningham and Dorothy P. Hall designed these popular activities that appeal to students of all ages. Your earliest and most challenged readers, however, may find them too difficult. For those students, I recommend:
Easy Lessons for Teaching Word Families (Grades K-2) by Judy Lynch.