My kids are in LOVE with the mystery word and mystery phrase activities I occasionally put out for Word Work. I love them because they work for every learner in my room. The kids can partner up or work independently. My struggling readers feel successful and so do my advanced students. They have so much fun manipulating the letters and “discovering” words along the way. I love seeing them spread out all over the room with their scissors, scrap paper, letter tiles and recording sheets. 🙂
I also love leaving them when I have a guest teacher (sub). Sometimes I think the kids look forward to me being gone because they know I am going to leave them with a mystery word activity! 🙂
Disclaimer: Now, I do have to write in big SHOUTY capitals: DO NOT TELL THE STUDENTS THE MYSTERY WORD. You know I had to do that because one guest teacher wrote the mystery word on the board and gave them sheets of notebook paper. Even though the activity sheets were sitting.in.my.sub.binder.
I just so happened to have an in-school training that day.
And I walked in right as she was destroying their fun.
“MRS.SPANN!!!!! SHE TOLD US THE MYSTERY WORD!!!!!”
I walked over to my sub binder to make sure I had not lost my mind and forgotten to include the activity pages.
Nope. They were there.
Right along with a bright green sticky note that reminded her NOT to give them the sticky note.
She is not invited back to be our guest teacher.
I’m sharing all of this fun with you because I just added a third mystery word/mystery phrase activity to my new MLK packet. This is the third time I’ve updated this packet, so if you’ve already purchased it make sure you go back and re-download for some extra goodies!
Even sweeter, I’m sharing the third mystery word/phrase with you all!
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I hope you and your students will have some fun with this! If anything, it should be something fun to get you through to what I *hope* is a long weekend for everyone! I would love for you to leave a little love if it’s something you can use!
If you like it, make sure you check out the MLK packet – 25+ pages of literacy activities and printables!
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One day down – 4 more to go!