It's taken me a long time to find some word work that I think is helpful to the students, can be done independently, and shows me what they are learning. Each week the kids do the same four word work "sheets". I change them depending on what we are learning. So the template is the same, the work is different.
On Monday, we do a starts with, ends with, in the middle...click here to see it.
On Tuesday, I use something that Barbara from Grade ONEderful shared. Click here for her original post. Then click here for my version.
On Wednesday, I do a say, write, and stamp which is similar to what a lot of other teachers do. Click here to see mine.
On Thursday, I use something Kristin from A Teeny Tiny Teacher sent to me that she uses to assess writing. I just changed it around a bit so it ties to what we are working on. Click here to see it.
Feel free to use any of these things if you can. The only thing I really need right now is something for Friday. Any ideas?