This is a hands-on activity resource with suggested activities in the Teacher Notes.
Laminate the flash cards you wish to use. There are 160 words with different endings blends. I would also laminate the beginning words cards and the blends to maintain longevity as students will be handling these to make words.
• 160 Flashcards (2 Sets Cursive and non-cursive)
• Set of Consonant Endings Blend Cards
• Set of Beginning Words Card for activity and Set of Endings Blends for activity
• Recording Worksheet for activity
• 3 Ready-made making words Worksheets
The final consonant blends in this product are:
-ct -ft -ld -lf -lk -lp -lt -mp -nd -nk -nt -pt -sk -sp -st
A. 160 Word Flash cards (Whole page size)
You can print off and laminate the words you need for your lesson.
The words are easy to decode and the two consonants at the end of the words are in red font. Display these cards around the classroom for visual reference.
B. Set of Consonant Endings Blend Cards
These are small endings blends cards for small group activities.
1. Students can practice saying the graphemes and clap each letter, e.g. 'c' 't' and then blend 'ct'.
2. You could ask what letters the students could put before the consonant blends to make a word. Some students might remember the flashcards you showed earlier in the lesson.
For example, you can put ‘a’ before ‘ct’ to make the word ‘act’.
You can select easier cards such as ‘e’ and ‘nd’ or ‘o’ and ‘ld’, ‘e’ and ‘lk’ for ‘elk’ or ‘lf’ for ‘elf’.
3. Practice writing the graphemes on handwriting paper.
C. Set of Beginning Words Card for activity and
Set of Endings Blends for activity
These are the words on the flashcards that have been separated for this activity.
Ideally laminate these cards and then cut apart.
This is a word making activity and you can choose either cursive or non-cursive cards.
Whatever level your students are at, you can select the beginning words and endings blends cards and put a selection on their tables.
Students practice making words with the selected cards.
After practicing, they can list the words they have made on the Recording Worksheet.
D. 3 Ready-made making words Worksheets
Also included are three ready-made worksheets which replicates the above activity. The images of the two sets of cards are in separate boxes.
Students choose one of the starting words in the box and consonant ending blends in the other box in order to make a word. Students write the word out.
They can list as many words as they can.
The last activity is to choose one word and write a sentence with it.
Answers are included for these worksheets.
E. Playing a matching game
You may have to print out some beginning and endings blends more than once to make different words, e.g. be -bend
. You decide on how many words you want the students to make.
Lay out a selection of beginning and ending words in to two piles face down.
Students can play in pairs or threes.
1st player chooses a beginning word and an ending word, if they match to make a word he/she keeps them. If not, the player replaces them back in the same position.
2nd player chooses a beginning word and an ending word, if they match to make a word he/she keeps them or return them back to the same position.
The winner is the player who has made the most amount of words.
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