I LOVE to use Elkonin Boxes with my Kinders. It helps them to really think about each individual sound as they learn to construct words on their own. But using a plain box, or even worse, just a boring whiteboard (the HORROR!), was getting a little too plain-jane for my Kinders and I.
So, I developed these Elkonin Boxes to use throughout the year. You know we need practice all year long, depending on what groups you are working with during your guided reading and word work time! By creating seasonal Elkonin boxes, we can keep the same content/format/practice rolling right along, but the visual totally helps keep the activity fresh. My kiddos have loved doing "Pumpkin Words," or "Snowflake Words" this year, when little do they realize... IT'S ALL THE SAME THING!
Simplicity is a WIN-WIN for us Kinder/Firstie Teachers and our littles! Just print, laminated, slice in half with a paper cutter, and BAM! Instant option for small group, guided reading, intervention, or even self-directed practice with CVC picture cards, etc.!
Included are 13 Different Themes for August through June (See Preview Thumbnail): Apples, Fall Leaves, Pumpkins, Turkeys, Christmas Trees, Hot Cocoa Kiddos, Snowmen, Snowflakes, Valentines Hearts, Shamrocks, Flowers, Sunshine, and Beach balls.
Each theme has a set for CVC and CVCC/CCVC/CVCe words!