Review letters and initial sounds by completing animal strip puzzles.
This product has 26 alphabet strip puzzles. Each puzzle has one animal that begins with a corresponding letter of the alphabet.
How Do I Use These?
You could copy a puzzle for each student or you may choose to make one copy and place it in a learning center. We strongly recommend that you either copy on card stock or laminate. Cut each puzzle apart on the lines. Place all of the puzzle pieces in a zipper top bag. Students put the puzzle together. When correctly put back together, the puzzle will show an animal, the targeted alphabet letter, and the animal's name spelled across the bottom.
When Do You Use The Puzzles?
We have used them strictly at Literacy Centers. However, you could make copies for each student and send them home for a review/puzzle practice. The puzzles make for great practice for early finishers.
How Do You Differentiate?
Assign puzzles based on student need. Assign puzzles based on skills (some puzzles have fewer strips - making them easier for students with OT needs). Use them to develop language skills for ELLs. Have students that are more independent use the alphabet puzzles to springboard writing ideas. Pick a puzzle, put it together, and write a story using that animal in your story.
What Animals Are Represented?
alligator, bear, cat, duck, elephant, flamingo, giraffe, hippo, iguana, jellyfish, koala, lion, moose, narwhal, octopus, pig, quail, rhino, snake, turtle, unicorn, vulture, walrus, x-ray fish, yak, and zebra.
Tip: On the back of each strip, write the target letter. This will help you put the strips back in the correct puzzle bag if pieces should get mixed up.
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