I really like word work! I have used two different programs for word work and have liked them both. Besides doing formal lessons, word work also is a station (especially if you use Daily 5). I saw on Pinterest that a wise teacher at Michelle’s Charm Words, used plastic bottle caps. You know the drill at school. You don’t change anything about the process, just the tools being used and it’s MAGIC! The kids think it’s a new station and are excited all over again!