I’m always thinking of new activities to keep Word Work interesting for my students. My teaching partner and I were exploring making a Word Family Tree in Book Creator. However, it proved to be very time consuming and detracted from the purpose of the lesson.
We then thought about using Kidspiration to make a Hot Air Ballon using the movie “Up” as inspiration. The idea took off!
We added a collaborative aspect of students swapping hot air ballon maps as a “blind sort” for a buddy to identify the sort headings.
Give it a try!