Students write and read the room as the figure out the missing letters in CVC words. Get rid of worksheets with this early writing and phonics activity that gets your students up and moving.
How to use
- Hide the cards around the room. Students will use the word boxes and pictures to match sounds and letters. As they search around the room for all 12 words they can choose to engage with this activity at 3 levels of differentiation. (My students enjoyed the activity the most when I dispersed the different levels throughout the room too.) After everyone has written down all of the words, come together to talk about which words were easier and harder to figure out how to write. Have your students survey each other and then talk about the data. The visual and kinesthetic nature of this inquiry acitivity is helpful for students with special needs and English language learners.
Provided in the activity:
1) Mystery cards at three levels
- so that teachers and students can differentiate (Students will often use the easier levels to check their thinking and make sure they had the right word.)
2) Student recording sheet
for the mystery words. Handwriting lines are given.
3) Teacher Answer Key
4) Student Survey Page
- students can practice tally marks and communication skills as they survey their classmates about each student's opinion of the activity
If you like this activity, check out the other shorts vowel CVC hunts on my store. You can also get them as a bundle here:
CVC Short Vowels Mystery Hunt Bundle
To see more of how this is used in the classroom, as well as, other teaching ideas visit EAL at Home and School