Great resource to practice making short vowel words and consonant blends!
In this resource I have made consonant and consonant blend sliders for students to practice making short vowel words. Great center or partner activity!
How to use the Consonant and Blend Sliders:
Center Activity: You can choose or have students choose which slider they will use. In first grade we used the consonant blend sliders later on in the school year. They need a slider and one of the Make a Word Worksheets. I have included three different styles of worksheets for each of the short vowel sounds and consonant blends (there are a total of 15 worksheets to use). Students put a word family card next to the consonant or blend and say the word. Then they write the word in the appropriate box on the worksheet. They move the guide down and word family card and say the next word and write it. I tell my students they need to do at least 4-5 words with this word family before choosing a new word family card. This gives them practice with reading word chunks along with short vowel sounds. Note: You may choose not to use a worksheet and just have students write out words on a white board or practice reading words without writing.
Partner Work: I have used this activity as a partner activity or with our 4th grade buddies. Follow the same procedure as above, but alternating who is working the slider and who is writing.
Real Words Or Nonsense Words: (One sheet for each vowel and each blend): Students write the words made in the appropriate box. In our testing students are asked to read nonsense or silly words so this is a good practice for them.
Short Vowel Strips (6 strips, one for each vowel and all short vowels; 4 strips for each blend) : Give students the short vowel strip you would like them to use with the word family cards. Students are to write down words that they make with the slider and word family card.
Make Short Vowel Words/Make Consonant Blend Words (1 sheet for each): Students use all the vowels/consonant blends to make word and write out words