We all love building words with our small reading groups. However, those magnetic letters can get quite disorganized and if you have ever had "I can't find the ____" shouted at you, you know the pain I am describing!
This download includes a link to a Google compatible file so you can lead your students in building words with short a word families. Each slide features colorful images and letter titles to create words with short a
The word family practice is differentiated at three different levels.
1 - build whole words (consonants and vowel sounds)
2 - select the correct short a word family
3 - match the correct short a word family
The phoneme manipulation/chaining practice is differentiated at two different levels.
1 - student directed (pictures provide visual for students to manipulate sounds in CVC short a words)
2 - teacher directed (teacher provides the sound manipulation for students to build the words)
This activity could be used as a whole group lesson, when using an interactive whiteboard.
You can share the activity link with your students so they can each make a copy of the file. Then each student will be able to manipulate the slides on their own device (with your support during small group instruction, or at an independent literacy center)
You no longer need to keep track of magnetic letters, or worry about having them organized for your different reading groups. Your short a word list, and letter titles for word building are stored right here!
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This resource was created by Megan Christensen at Thyme to Read. If you have any questions about this resource, please email me at Megan.ThymeToRead@gmail.com
Please note, this product is for individual classroom use, by a single teacher. Distributing or copying any part of this resource, by any means including, but not limited to email, blogs, wikis, teacher websites or district servers, is strictly prohibited. Doing so is a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).