Engaging centers or seatwork are invaluable to a teacher. The students enjoy them, they serve as excellent reinforcement for skills already introduced in class, and they free up the teacher to work with individual students. This file contains eight activities to use as centers or seatwork. Only closed syllables are used in these activities. I use a pocket folder for each activity, but a file folder or large envelope would work just as well.
Each activity contains four pages. The first page contains the title and directions for the center. These go lengthwise on your pocket folder. The second page is a word sort. The third page has the word cards for the sort, and the fourth page is the "worksheet" page. Students complete the "worksheet" page after doing the word sort. Although these are in color, they can be printed in black and white. You can also laminate and have students use an erasable marker.
Page 1 - Cover Sheet
Page 2 - Contents
Page 3-6 - "Vowel Roundup" - Students decide which vowel to use to complete words.
Page 7-10 - "Digraph Doghouse" - Students sort words by digraph and then complete words by adding a digraph.
Page 11-14 - "Bugs, Bugs, Bugs" - Students practice identifying the sound of suffix "s" - /s/ or /z/
Page 15-18 - "Huff and Puff and..." - Practice with the spelling rule for f, l, and s
Page 19-22 - "Ping Pong Words" - Practice with "ng" and "nk" words
Page 23-26 - "Blast Off Blends" - Practice with consonant blends
Page 27-30 - "Rock Star Syllables" - Practice recognizing closed syllables
Page 31-34 - "Dino-Mite 2 Syllable Words" - Practice dividing closed syllable words into syllables.
Page 35 - Back Cover