We have a new addition to our work in Word Study. Each week we will do a Word Ladders that helps to build reading, spelling, vocabulary, and phonics skills. Designed to take approximately 10 minutes, students begin with one word and then make a series of other words by changing or rearranging the letters in the word before; clues are provided along the side to help kids know what words to write. Ask your student to show you the first ones we did. While they almost all moaned and groaned when I said that we were going to do something "fun," they all really enjoyed this word play!