Are you as tired of products that look cute, but when printed waste a lot of cardstock and a lot of ink, as I am? Well if you teach pre-k through grade 1 or remedial phonics in grade 2- and you are looking for something that is quick and easy to prepare, that is conscientious about the ink and cardstock you need to use, and hits short vowel identification in a hands on manner- then this is the literacy center for you!
I use this in my kindergarten class during small groups to differentiate between
-short vowel sounds in cvc words
-to identify medial sounds
depending on the skill I need to teach.
This is a versatile tool that can and is used in literacy centers as children work in dyads or triads to say the word and place a clothespin on the middle sound/short vowel sound in the word. Great as a word work center if you use daily 5. As an extension students can write the cvc word each graphic represents.
This is designed to align with literacy first flexible groups for phonics and phonemic awareness and fulfills practice for multiple portions of common core state standards which as we all know are in use even in states that supposedly withdrew but actually just renamed the standards.
After laminating, these pages can be swiftly sliced using a paper slicer and there is almost 0 waste of space, cardstock, or ink for cutesy-wootsy but ultimately unnecessary ink use.
I hope you enjoy this product and find it as useful as I have in my own classroom You get 12 words per short vowel sound as well as 6 crybaby a words. For those of you who don't know bout crybaby a she doesn't like m or n and when she stands in line next to them in a word if she is first she makes the short a sound in van which is different then the short a in hat.