This activity is designed to help your students practice producing consonant clusters at the beginning of words. There are 78 different word cards included in this activity. There are 39 different s-blends, 21 l-blends, and 18 r-blends.
This activity uses the visual of a s’more to teach consonant clusters. On each word card, there is a picture of the target word on a whole s’more and then each letter/sound is written on one component of a s’more. The first letter in the consonant cluster is written on a graham cracker, the second letter in the consonant cluster is written on a piece of chocolate, the vowel sound in the word is written on a marshmallow and the final sound in the word is written on another graham cracker. For example, for the word “spot,” the “s” is written on the graham cracker, the “p” is written on the chocolate, the “o” is written on the marshmallow, and the “t” is written on a second graham cracker. You can use this visual to teach your students that all the letters go together to make a word as all the pieces go together to make a s’more.
Your students can cut out the letters that make each consonant cluster and use them to build words. I have included pieces with the letters on the appropriate graham cracker picture or chocolate picture for you to cut out. In the first set of pictures, there is one piece for each consonant cluster used in this activity. You should print only these pieces if you want to save ink and re-use the letter pieces throughout the activity. For example, if you want your students to use the same “s” and “p” pieces for each “sp” word. The second set of pictures includes the correct number of each letter piece so that your students can build each word without re-using or moving any pieces.
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Activity created by Lauren Laur