I set out the dictionaries along with pencils, paper and a bag full of letter balls.
These have all of the letters of the alphabet on them. I found them in the hallway in one of the teacher give-away boxes this summer! I was so excited to find these and even more excited to finally use them! The bag had something else in it before but I decided it was a great holder for these!
One student pulled out a ball and told the table what letter he/she got. Then, all of the students had to turn to that letter in his/her dictionary. They then chose one word that started with that letter to write on their paper.
I encourage you to try this with your students! It is an easy station to set up and the boys and girls really enjoyed it! Happy letter hunting :)