These double-sided cards are a great way to help students develop awareness of the sound structure of words. The cards in this pack can be used to introduce students to the concept that words are made up of a sequence of phonemes. The students then use the cards to practice blending and/or segmenting phonemes within Consonant-Vowel-Consonant (CVC) words.
The cards can also be used to build awareness of word-final sounds when targeting Final Consonant Deletion (FCD) in speech therapy.
Twenty-eight CVC words are featured in the full pack. Four CVC words are included in the preview.
To make the cards you will need to
• Print the relevant pages.
• Cut along the red lines.
• Fold carefully along the central horizontal black line, making sure the vertical lines on both sides of the card are aligned. (The CVC word should be on one side of the card, the corresponding picture should be on the reverse).
• Glue the halves together securely.
• Laminate, if desired.
• Cut along the vertical black lines to separate the word/picture into three parts.
Each set of three cards has a distinctive border design, so you can easily find the ‘parts’ you need to build individual words.
To practice phoneme blending, place the three letters of the CVC word face-up. The goal is for the student to say the phoneme corresponding to each letter and then blend those phonemes to form a CVC word. The student can check his response by flipping the cards over to reveal the picture of the word.
To practice segmenting words into component phonemes, start with the three parts of a picture face-up. Say the first phoneme of the word and flip over the card to reveal the corresponding letter. Then say the second phoneme and flip over the card; do likewise with the third card to reveal the completed printed word.
Further suggestions for use of the cards are included in the pack. Download the preview and try out the freebie sample cards!