When your students know some letters and sounds, it's time to begin putting letters in sequence and have students begin blending them together to make words. One of the most tried and true ways to have them practice this is through the use of Elkonin Boxes.
This product, CVC Park and Ride
is a super fun, and multisensory way to practice this skill.
This product contains one sheet with the Elkonin Boxes
for each short vowel sound, A, E, I. O, & U.
There are a few blanks that your students can write on or you can also program as you wish. Each box has a race car parked under it, and the cars are color coded, green, yellow, and red, from left to right to coincide with a stop light to remind your students where to begin and where to end. There is also a star to reinforce the starting point as well, reinforcing the left to right progression needed to read. This is really versatile on how you can use it. My cards are laminated so students can write on them with dry erase markers. But typically, I add some magnetic letters to the cards, as well as some green, yellow, and red Matchbox cars. In traditional Elkonin Box
instruction, students were to push a penny into each box as the sound was made. I have students drive the car into the box, while the corresponding letters are below on the cars. Students can experiment with creating CVC words and reading them. Use of the magnetic letters and cars helps keep even your most active students engaged.
The ways you can use this are unlimited. I love using these during small group instruction and for literacy centers. But you can certainly use them as you would like.
For more great products, just right for emergent readers, take a peek at the following:
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