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Instructional Activities > Decoding and Encoding > Word Work

We use the term “word work” to represent activities that promote effective and efficient word reading, especially those that involve developing proficiency with blending letter sounds and the manipulation of sounds in words.  For example, the blending drill provides children with a rapid succession of words (and sometimes non-words) to decode, by changing one sound at a time (e.g., changing him to hip, hip to tip, tip to top, and so on).  All of the activities in this section are designed to provide students with practice that will make them stronger word readers.  Strong word reading is necessary for strong comprehension.

To find words to use for word work check out the Word Cards and Word Lists.  To generate more words, click here to use the Phinder tool.