In this activity the students are expected to match the final sounds (2 letters- vowel and a consonant) to the beginning sound given a picture cue. For example- if there is a picture of a cat the word strip will have the first letter “c” and 2 empty boxes. The student is expected to find the ending “at” and match it to the “c” to make the word: “cat”.
The teacher can use this in several ways:
1- As worksheets in which the student has to cut out the endings and paste them in the correct place.
2- Make it into a center by pasting the word sheets in a folder and making the endings into small cards to be matched in the correct place. (I recommend using VelCro for this).
3- As a worksheet in which the student has to write the ending sound (the last 2 letters of each word).
This activity can be used as an instructional tool, as a review, or as an independent center.
The large print, defined space for each character and the absence of distracting graphics are all purposeful adaptations for different learners.