This activity is a great review for closed and VCE syllable concepts! Each student gets a “CLUE” board (6 are included – different words but same concepts). You read the clues (concepts) to the students, they find the word on their board and cover it with a chip or use a dry erase marker to make an “X” on the board (chips and markers not included).
Students should know the following concepts: vowel-consonant-e syllables, vowel-consonant-e exception (no English word ends in “v” so the vowel can be either short or long), closed syllable, consonant blends, consonant digraphs, the nasal sounds of “am”, “an”, “ng” and “ng”, the closed syllable exceptions (ild, old, ost, ind, olt), and closed/VCE syllable division.
You can also have the students use a dry erase marker on laminated boards to “code” the words (examples, divide syllables, underline digraphs, circle nasal chunks, box exceptions, etc.) They should also read the word to you. I read the concept, have them find the word, and then take turns reading the word they chose outloud.
Page 1 – Cover Sheet
Page 2 – Contents and Directions
Page 3-8 – CLUE boards
Page 9-10 – Clues (concepts) cards
Page 11 – Words used in this activity
Page 12 – Back Cover/Credits
HAPPY WORD DETECTING!