This activity meets the follow Common Core State Standards:
RF.K.2d: Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words.
RF.1.2c: Isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single-syllable words.
RF.2.3a: Distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one-syllable words
This activity supports letter sound, CVC, CVCC/CCVC, and CVCe instruction. It is differentiated to help you meet your various student readiness levels and is aligned to the Common Core State Standards for K-2. Your students will love searching the room for Lucky umbrellas.
There are three sets of display cards for this activity. Set 1-12 represents CVC words. You can use these cards for CVC or beginning/middle/ending sound work. There are recording sheets in both color and b/w that will allow your students to work on CVC word production, beginning sound identification, middle sound identification or ending sound identification. There is also a recording sheet for writing out the entire word as it is placed within a simple sentence for the student to later read to someone else.
Set 13-24 is for students ready to tackle CCVC blends. It has three separate recording sheets (in black and white as well as color) from which to choose, and set 25-36 is for students working on CVCe word production (it has two different recording sheets in both color and black and white). In my classroom, I have students that fit each of these categories which is why I use this activity to differentiate. The last two sets also include a recording sheet to write the word within a sentence to later read to someone else.
Teacher Instructions: Print out display cards on cardstock, laminate and cut out. Display the cards that you will be using (one set or all) and tape them throughout your room. Print and laminate the color recording sheets to use with a dry erase marker, or print the b/w copies for students to use with a pencil, give students a clipboard and send them on their way to search for the umbrellas. Because the recording sheets and display cards are numbered, it is possible to easily have all the cards out in your room and students will understand which numbered cards they need to find. If you have any problems or questions with this activity, please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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