I have been super busy planning over the last few weeks and I was brainstorming a quick exit activity for my 2nd graders who needed to reinforce phonics/phonemic awareness skills and I came up with Word Wall Wizards! I decided to put various phonics/phonemic awareness tasks onto stars and glue them onto popsicle sticks to create Word Wall Wands!
For the last 3-5 minutes of my small group instruction I give each of my kiddos a Word Wall Wand and send them to the Word Wall. If they can't read the task, I read it for them. Then, they have to find a word (or words) on the word wall that answers their star task. Simple, quick and the kids love it! Here they are before I glued them to my popsicle sticks. I made them all different colors just for fun. You could also copy them onto colors based on difficulty for easy differentiation.
Want to try Word Wall Wands with your kids?? You can grab this FREEBIE from Google docs by clicking on the picture below!