Using word families to teach phonemic awareness provides students with some predictable patterns. This matching activity focuses on the sound of “ay” (long a).
The jigsaw puzzles are self-correcting, students automatically know when they have the correct answer. This hands-on activity can be used to introduce or review words. The puzzle pieces fit perfectly in a pocket chart, but they also can be used on a table or floor.
The puzzles are perfect for individual, small groups or whole class activities. Jigsaw puzzles are a simple low maintenance center that students love. The visuals used in this resource enhance learning concepts and vocabulary.
*30 jigsaw puzzle pieces with visuals
*30 jigsaw puzzle pieces with –ay words
*3 Worksheet: print the –ay words and days of the week
*4 Task/ Activity Cards
I designed each puzzle set, so there is only one correct match. Store them in a baggie with the center sign showing. The puzzles print well on card stock paper.
Use these “Visual -AY Puzzles” to:
*Promote a language-rich learning environment
*Increase engagement/ visuals and hands-on activity
*Reinforce vocabulary by using visuals
*Help students make personal connections
*Activate prior knowledge
*Increase background knowledge
*Start a word connection talk
*Start a vocabulary notebook