Fall is finally here and all the leaves have fallen off the trees! See if you can sweep them up using the rake and sort them into neat and tidy bundles. Then put them all back onto the correct word family tree until the winds come and blow them off again!
Included in the pack are:
- 6 pages of leaves with CVC words from the -an, -at, -et, -ig, -og and -un word families written on them
- 6 pages of family trees
- 3 recording sheets
- 1 answer sheet
Your students will love this fun fall themed literacy center and get great practice reading and sorting CVC words into word families. Simply print and cut out the leaves and rakes and laminate them along with the trees. Place the leaves on the trees at random and pretend to be the wind blowing them off the trees and onto the table. The children work in pairs, taking it in turns to rake up a new leaf and place it back on the correct word family tree. Once the children have placed all the leaves on the trees they can record their answers on the record sheets. This gives them the opportunity to practice writing and also encourages them to double check each choice they made. Finally, they can use the answer sheets to self assess their work.
Children will love the photographs of real leaves and trees. To make this activity even more fun take the children on a nature walk beforehand and collect some leaves. Hide the laminated CVC word leaves in amongst the real leaves and let the children use the rake to search through the leaves.
This activity can be easily differentiated by matching children of different abilities together to support each other. You can also remove some of the leaves to make the task easier. More capable children can try to complete the activity on their own, or work in pairs with a timer running and see which pair can sort the leaves the fastest! Print double copies of the leaf pages to create memory and matching pairs games. Allow children to search through real and laminated leaves and match up the pairs.
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