“Hot Dogs and Mustard” is an activity for students to practice reading one closed syllable and matching it with another closed syllable to make a real two syllable word. Students are trying to match a hot dog and a mustard card (or find a card with both a hot dog and mustard on it). The student with the most hot dog/mustard matches or cards with both on them, is the winner.
Page 1 – Cover Page
Page 2 – Contents and Directions
Page 3 – 4 – Hot Dog Cards (first syllables)
Page 5-6 – Mustard cards (second syllables)
Page 7 – Hot dog and mustard cards
Page 8 – Credits
Directions: Laminate and cut out cards. Place the hot dog cards face down on one side of the table. Place the mustard cards face down on the other side of the table. Mix in some hot dog and mustard cards. Students take turns drawing one card from each pile. They need to read the resulting word even if it isn’t a real word – this is great decoding practice! If it makes a real word, the student keeps the pair. If the draw a card with both a hot dog and mustard on it, they keep the card. If they don’t match they go back in the correct pile, facedown. The student with the most hot dog/mustard pairs (the cards with both a hot dog and mustard also count) is the winner.