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Making Words

Allow students to develop keyboarding skills during your word work activity with the use of a computer, e-mate, or alphasmart.


  • Student will be able to identify and generate words using the strategies of phonics by using the computer in conjunction with their current word work program.
  • Student will use basic computer skills such as keyboarding by doing their word work activities on the computer.


  • Use current word work program such as Making Words.
  • Instead of students writing the words down or using letter tiles to manipulate, the words are typed.

Sunshine State Standards

  • LA.A.1.1.2
  • LA.B.2.1.3

NETS Profiles for Technology Literate Students

  • Use a variety of media and technology resources for directed and independent learning activities.
  • Use developmentally appropriate multimedia resources (e.g., interactive books, educational software, elementary multimedia encyclopedias) to support learning.


  • Computer, e-mate, or alphasmart
  • Current word work program


  • Words can be printed to create a personal dictionary.
  • Words can be printed and students can be partnered to play memory.
  • If there are not enough student stations the teacher could use a projection system with a teacher workstation and have students come up to type in words.
  • After printing the words, have students draw pictures of the words to make a visual connection.
  • Print in large font, cut words apart, and re-create for homework.

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