Write-the-room activities are always a hit with my students. If I give them a clipboard and a pencil, they are excited to walk around the room looking for cards. I wanted to get my students to practice writing letters and reinforce letter formations, so I made it into a write-around-the-room activity.
Set-Up the Write-the-Room
To start, pick 8 or 12 letters you want students to practice writing. Then, place those Letter Search cards around your classroom.
I like to put some of them in places that are a little harder to find so that students really have to look for them.
Now all you have to do is give one of the recording pages to your students on a clipboard, a pencil and a magnifying glass, and they are ready to start searching!
You can choose to print off a recording sheet for each student or just print a couple of copies and laminate them so they can be reused.
Practice Writing Letters
Getting the hang of letter formations can be tricky. Students need a mix of fine motor skill practice, explicit instruction and opportunities to practice writing letters.
I often try to come up with engaging and meaningful ways for students to do this. For example, I often take out sand trays, play dough, whiteboards and other materials. A write-the-room activity is just one more way that I can get my students to practice!
Take a look at this Letter Search write-the-room activity here: