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Are you looking for some hands-on phonics activities to teach short vowels, but you don't have hours to laminate and cut-out word work cards? These interactive no prep paperless word work cards will save you time and provide students with so many hands-on activities for covering those CVC words! This innovative, paperless resource for short vowels provides differentiated levels for word work! Covers building cvc words and medial sounds.
Did I also mention it can be used on tablets? Say what? Yup, you can use this on a tablet, computer, or you can even project them with a SMARTboard! (SMARTboard use is an option, you don't need it to use this resource if you plan on simply using it on a computer or tablet. (*Please see tech specifications below if planning to use with any sort of interactive whiteboard.)
Not only that, but this paperless phonics resource stands out from simple games on tablets because it automatically saves their work. That means accessibility to view their phonics work for assessment purposes.
Do you need to cover more phonics skills? Check out my extreme bundle here that contains this digital phonics resource for short vowels and many others by clicking here.
If you already use Google™ Classroom, you only need to simply assign students a file and you are set! It is simple like handing them a sheet of paper! I have broken these down into chewable chunks for each file, and I even got all your differentiation already organized for you too!
If you are using it for teacher led instruction, you can use Google Drive also. Simply open the file and use it. You can project it with either a Smartboard or use a tablet or computer with a small group.
Please view the preview for more details about this resource for Short Vowels for Google Classroom use.
What I LOVE about Google Apps When It Came to Creating This Short Vowels Word Work Resource:
•Their work saves automatically!
•Because their work saves automatically, I can easily check their work (and not bring home a heavy bag full of paper clutter!)
•They can't glue the expensive magnetic letters to a paper card, but they can save those digital magnetic letters on that card for easier assessing!
•Kids love using technology. It's engaging!
•It is still hands-on like a real word work card with magnetic letters. They still have to slide those letters on that card.
•All the letters are ALREADY organized! No messing with a bunch of letters in smeared, labeled baggies. This makes it so much easier for differentiating instruction without having to do a thing, except assign the appropriate file to each student! Easy, simple, bam! Now, that is what I am talking about!
•It can be used on a tablet too!
What about differentiation? For emerging, students have less letter to choose from, and I even included cards for medial sounds. For intermediate levels, I upped the challenge by only providing individual letters that the students will need to pair together on the word work cards. For students who need even more challenge, they can type a sentence with the word on the slide.
***There are some technical requirements to use this resource. First off, this resource is in Google™ Slides format, so you will need to access to that software to use this resource. For teacher led instruction such as using a SmartBoard for whole instruction or a tablet while working with a small group, you can use Google Drive to access Google Slides. Google Drive is free to set-up with an email account. However, there are age restrictions with setting up an email. If you want students working in their own accounts/projects, you are going to need Google Classroom to access Google Slides. This resource is free too, but at this time, it is only available to non-profit educational institutions and you will need to get your school on board with it. If you don't have Google Classroom, please get with your tech department to set this up before purchasing this resource. You will also need internet access to use this resource. This resource is no prep to those who already have Google Drive or Google Classroom set-up.
For Interactive Whiteboard/ Smartboard use: To use any dragging/dropping features, your interactive whiteboard will need the feature that performs mouse functions with touch in programs outside of their software. Basically, the touch feature takes the place of how you would use a mouse in other applications such as Google Slides, surfing the internet, etc. If using. This feature that allows the computer to use touch on the screen to function like a mouse may sometimes only work in the software of whatever brand interactive whiteboard you are using, so make sure you can use that feature in other applications before purchase if you plan to use this resource on an interactive whiteboard.***
For more details about this resource, please view the preview by clicking on the button under the picture that says preview. It breaks everything down more clearly. If you are having trouble viewing the preview, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be glad to send you a copy of the preview.
Please note, this paperless word work resource is for personal, classroom use only. Also, I am not affiliated or associated with Google, nor do they endorse this resource. This resource for short vowels is simply a resource that can be used with their software/apps.
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