These 644 Reading, Spelling, and Vocabulary Flashcards and 60 Games
have been designed to support explicit and systematic phonics-based reading, vocabulary, and spelling instruction. The cards are included in Mark Pennington's Teaching Reading Strategies
and accompanying Sam and Friends Guided Reading Phonics Books,
but the flashcards can also supplement any reading or spelling program. For example, the flashcards use the sound-spellings found in all beginning reading
programs, such as Open Court, and in all reading intervention
programs, such as Read 180, and Language! Live.
The cards use animal photographs for the sound-spelling flashcards, not juvenile cartoonish characters. Perfect for beginning readers. Ideal for older readers: Tier 1 and 2 intervention, special education students with auditory processing challenges, English-language learners. Fantastic for family vacations or waiting in the doctor's office with your own kid!
You get two digital versions of these flashcards with your purchase.
1. Print and Cut for Games
Print on heavy duty colored cardstock and cut. The cards are formatted for business card size, so they are ideal for spreading out on small surface areas (such as student desks) to play blending and spelling games. Print back-to-back or single-sided. You need the printed cards to play most of the games.
2. Digital Device Display
Two download formats (phones and tablets) are provided. Of course, you need a zip file app to download on your devices. See Google Play or Apple Store. Note: Device formats differ, but the PDF formatting fits most devices nicely. Note that these files do not automatically adjust to display like epub, iBook, Kindle, etc. The program directions share how to further edit the PDF, should you wish to further refine. Be assured that I’ve tried them out on iPhones, Androids, iPads, etc. and they work great!
Each flashcard set includes the following:
Reading (Phonics and Sight Words)
*Alphabet cards (including upper and lower case with font variations)
*Animal sound-spelling vowel, vowel team, and consonant cards
*Consonant blend cards
*Sight-spelling "outlaw" word cards with word rhymes
*Rime (word family) cards with example words
*Vowel spelling cards with example words
*Vowel team spelling cards with example words
*Consonant spelling cards with example words
*Consonant blend spelling cards with example words
*Most-often misspelled challenge word cards with example sentences
*High frequency Greek and Latin prefix and suffix cards with definitions and example words
*Commonly confused homonyms with context clue sentences
60 Reading, Spelling, and Vocabulary Card Games
These Reading, Spelling, and Vocabulary Flashcards
have been designed for games! Get 60 easy-to-play games with clear directions
to help your students master reading, spelling, and vocabulary. Simple to set up and easy to play. You and your students will love these card games!
Looking for a comprehensive reading intervention program, which includes these flashcards? The author’s Teaching Reading Strategies
program includes diagnostic phonics and spelling assessments (audio files) to determine which gaps need filling and all the phonics and spelling resources to do just that. Plus, this full-year (or half-year intensive) program provides phonemic awareness and sight word assessments and corresponding activities, sound-spelling blending and syllabication practice, reading fluency (with YouTube modeled readings) articles with word counts and timing sheets, and expository comprehension worksheets with embedded vocabulary. Your students will love the animal sound-spelling card games! Video training modules make this a user-friendly program for both new and veteran teachers.
Or why not get the Teaching Reading Strategies and Guided Reading Phonics Books BUNDLE
for the complete reading intervention program? The 54 Sam and Friends decodable books perfectly complement the instructional sequence of Teaching Reading Strategies. These eight-page phonics books have been specifically designed for your older readers with teenage cartoon characters with complex plots. Each book includes higher level comprehension questions and 30-second word fluencies. Your students can catch up
while they keep up
with grade-level instruction.
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