This link takes you to anchor chart ideas for your classroom. The anchor chart that is pictured is absolutely perfect! Having a Retired Word List with examples of better words will help the students become a better writer with a developed vocabulary.
Roll, Spell, and Cover - students draw on their own phonemic awareness to find short vowel words, spell them and cover them in this fun game! This is just one of MANY activities and printables in this Common Core Language mega-bundle pages)