Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Word Ladders!

I am obsessed with word ladders. As a first year teacher, I find that doing activities where students have to listen closely to follow directions in order to produce a result, like a word ladder or glyph, they become more conscientious when listening to Miss Gibson when she gives directions on other assignments ha. But I love how they help to build vocabulary while also focusing on phonetics. Here is an example of a word ladder from Create.Teach.Share,

Create Teach Share


  1. So excited to find another first year teacher blog to follow! =)

  2. oh my goodness! I absolutely love this! Adding to our homeschooling schedule! Thank you!

  3. Hey Shellie! It's Kristin! Great blog so far. I've used word ladders before in the ESOL classes to boost vocabulary and listening skills as well. Have you seen this book before? This is what I have used and it has the clues on the page for the students to read, or for you to read to them. Keep up the good work! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0545074762/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_2?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=0439513839&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0SBDH9J3QBKB02AQDS24