This is a cloze activity I wrote about Minecraft for my first graders. I'm pretty sure this is a fair use of the trademark.
The way this particular activity works is, you cut out the words, and give them to the students. They fill in the blanks by matching the vowel sound(s) in the example word in the blank with the vowel sounds in the cut out words they have. The vowel sounds in the blanks are spelled differently from the words they have.
I tried this with a couple of the weaker students in the group, and they did okay with it. Took them a little while to get the idea that the spellings were different but the sounds are the same, but that's why they were in RTI, I guess. This was written to review vowel sounds some of my students had been having trouble with over the semester.
Could make a good homework assignment if you shrink the text down or don't mind printing 3 pages.
The following vowels are included:
er/ir/ur, igh, -y (long e), ow/ou (as in house), ow/ao (as in boat), i_e/ie (long i), ie (long e), ea/ee (long e), ay/ai (long a)