This activity is aligned with Common Core State Standards:
RF.K.3.a Demonstrate basic knowledge of letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary or most frequent sound for each consonant.
RF.K.2.d-Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds in three-phoneme (CVC) words.
For 1st Grade:
RF.1.2.c-Isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds in spoken single-syllable words.
This I-Spy activity blends two of my most favorite activities: write the room AND I-Spy. Instead of merely reading words and recording words they find while writing the room, in this activity students will use magnifying glasses to inspect gingerbread friends for hidden pictures and words. Once found, they will then use the various recording sheets available to write their answers. This unit is tiered to meet the various readiness levels of your students This activity is ideal for differentiating instruction to meet the various learning profiles of your students as well. It appeals to kinesthetic learners who need to move, logical learners that like a great puzzle, and your intrapersonal learners who enjoy working on their own. If you prefer, however, you can merely cut the gingerbread out and place the cards in a festive bucket and have students pull the cards out and inspect them at a center, recording their answers as they pull each card. There is an activity for all your students regardless of their readiness level.
Here’s what’s included:
Tier 1 has a CVC picture hidden on each of 12 playing cards card. In Tier 1a students record the beginning letter sound on either a colored or black/white recording sheet. In Tier1b, they record the ending sound on either a colored or black /white recording sheet. In Tier 1c they record all the sounds they hear in the CVC word on either a colored or black/white sheet. And in Tier1d they match the cvc with a rhyming word and write all the sounds they hear in the word on the colored or black/white recording sheet..
Tier 2 has students searching each of 12 cards for one real and nonsense word. They then sort and write these words under their appropriate category on either the colored or black/white recording sheet.
Tier 3 has students searching for a CVC word each of 12 cards and then sorting the words they find under the corresponding word family picture on either the color or black/white recording sheet.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this activity, please feel free to contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit my blog at http://www.differentiatedkindergarten.com.
Love it!!! My kids have enjoyed using this during workstations.
January 14, 2013
This is such an amazing activity! I have used it as a center which provides great practice for all my students regardless of ability and I have used the higher tiers to challenge my gifted and higher kindergarten readers.
January 13, 2013
Wonderful addition to my centers!!! Thanks
January 11, 2013
Wonderful resource! Perfect for my kiddos!
January 10, 2013
Great idea. Kids loved it.
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January 6, 2013
I am so glad that I found this pack. It is going to make my centers so fun. I have been looking for something just like this for my kindlers. Thanks for a GREAT product!
January 6, 2013
Love how everything is differentiated. It really helps!
January 4, 2013
January 2, 2013
Love it! :)
January 1, 2013
December 31, 2012
They loved using the magnifying glasses for this activity!
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:
Are you able to make the pictures a tad bigger? Some of them are really hard for the children to make out and i even had to look at the key to figure out what they were. I've never had this issue before and I love the activity so i hope it's an easy fix.
I just loaded a new version last night. The original plus a slightly larger version. I'm not sure why it was an issue this time. They were really clear every other time but this set seemed to have a couple that blurred because if the size once it turned into a PDF. Please look at the new version and let me know what you think. I want to make sure you and your kids are happy with this product.
I love your I Spy work!!! Do you have a Gingerbread theme one for sight words? I have your letters one and will soon get your other CVC one.
Thanks and take care and hope you had a great Thanksgiving!