This file is specifically to give students practice reading one-syllable (closed syllable) words with consonant blends. The students should know basic consonant sounds, short vowels, and digraphs (sh, th, wh, ch, ck).
The file consists of:
Page 1 - Cover Sheet
Page 2 - Directions and Words Used
Page 3-14 - Word Part Cards
Page 15 - Worksheet to list words made
The cards consist of the front half of a dog with a consonant blend and a back half of a dog with the word ending. The object is to put the two cards together to make a word. (Students should read words even if they don't make a "real" word - this is great phonics practice.)
These cards can be used in several different ways and there are more cards than needed in one activity.
1. The cards can be used as puzzles in a center - students match front and back pieces to make a word. They can then list them on the worksheet.
2. In a small group this can be used as a type of concentration game. Choose the number of words to use. Place the front cards face down on one side of the table and the back cards on the other side of the table. Students take turns choosing a front and back piece and reading the word (even if it is a nonsense word). If they make a real word, they keep the pieces. If it is not a real word, the pieces go back in their place face down. The student with the most words at the end is the winner.
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