Here is what our chart looked like when we started putting all the skills together. Just to get to write on the chart was a huge deal to them. It's something different than regular paper, so hey, this must be fun!
Then after having had all that fun on the chart paper, the students then get their own grid to work with at the table. If you would like to have this chart, click on the picture below!
And finally here is the grid after students have worked on it. As they work each word, I love how they start noticing the numbers can be different for how many letters and for how many sounds a word has. Another thing they get excited about is how many syllables there are and that most of the words they work with only have one. When a two syllable word pops up, that is cause for excitement amongst the troops!