Includes 10 mats total, 2 for each of the following short vowel sounds: a, e, i, o, u. Use these mats to practice reading, building, and understanding CVC words. Great for small group or centers.
•Print and laminate mystery word mats.
•Cut out letter cards (or, gather foam letters or other letter manipulatives).
•Give students just enough letters to make the words, plus three extra letters to make an additional word that follows the same pattern (this is the mystery word).
•Students lay out their letters to spell the words then, look at the remaining letters to guess the mystery word.
•If you choose, students can then practice writing the words and drawing a picture for each (if laminated, this can be done with dry erase markers).