How many students enjoy segmenting and blending words? ...not many! How many students enjoy being pirates who search for treasure? ...all of them! In order to become fluent readers, students must be able to segment and blend with ease. However, this skill can be very difficult and dull for struggling readers.
In order to make segmenting and blending enjoyable, each student will move their pirate across the dotted line as they segment the word. When the pirate reaches the "X," the student will blend the sounds together to read the word. The student can then check the picture clue to determine if the blended the sounds correctly.
This packet includes:
- 25 Color CVC Cards (5 of each vowel)
- 25 Black and White CVC Cards (5 of each vowel)
- Pirates (to be moved along the dotted line as the student segments and blends)
*This activity can be used in a guided reading group or as a word work station (Daily 5).