I’m doing a really quick share about Twist and Turn Word Builders from Lakeshore, not because I’m an affiliate or I get a kickback from them for every one I sell. Nope! It’s just a really nice product that I have had forever and I thought I’d share how I use it and a little freebie to boot.
Finding creative ways to practice CVC and Nonsense words is always an ongoing challenge. My students are always up for self-correcting cards . . .
. . .write the room . . .
or even a quick game of YATTA.
But I really love to get their hands moving and give them different things to touch and manipulate. Twist and Turn Word Builders definitely fit that ticket.
Twist and Turn 3 and 4 Letter Word Builders
Twist and Turn Word Builders are from Lakeshore Learning Resources. At least that’s the type I use. They’ve actually been pretty convenient for use during COVID because they are plastic and wipe on and off pretty easily. And because you get like ten to a box, you can cover quite a few kids at a time.
I’ve included the link to them on the picture above if you’d like to check them out. I have both the 3 letter ones and the 4 letter ones so it makes for easy tiering based on readiness.
Response Sheet for Recording Words
The item does not come with a response sheet though so in order to make these tools a bit more useful in my classroom, I whipped up these nothing fancy-shmancy, plain Jane response sheets. The come in color or black and white.
Students record whether the word they make is real or nonsense. And then after they have filled both sides, they read their words to their friends. You can use these response sheets as a printable or do what I do and laminate them. If I need to see evidence of student work, my students can record themselves reading the words and submit it on Seesaw.
If you can use this FREEBIE, just click on the picture below. It’s a simple Google document so you won’t need to sign up for anything to get it.
If you end up using this or any of my items and you think about it, I’d love to be tagged in a post showing it being used in your classroom.