One sheet of 8.5” x 11” paper makes one Display Case.
Print Display Cases on index-weight or cover stock paper in color or black/white.
THINGS TO DO:
1. Observe and discuss Display Case graphics as you introduce or review letters and sounds. What words and graphics are used to represent each initial and final sound?
2. Note that words beginning with the featured initial consonant are on the left side of the Display and words ending with the consonant are on the right.
3. Place physical objects in the display that have names that begin and/or end with the featured consonant.
4. Collect and sort photographs of things that have names (nouns) that begin and/or end with the featured letter.
5. Use the Display Cases to feature word families (phonograms) with the same final consonant. Example: -at, -et, -it, -ot, -ut
6. “Read” the words used as wallpaper on the Display Case. Students can make flashcards of the words they know and words they need to know. Collect words from literature and real-world print sources such as magazines and advertisements.
7. Place the Display Cases end-to-end to form a sequential train of letters. Discuss why some letters are missing and differentiate between vowels and consonants.
8. How many words can you find that begin and end with the featured consonant? Place a star on these flashcards to show their importance. Examples: bib, dad, pup
9. Find examples of final consonants that do not make a sound, or end in silent consonants. Example: comb (See related products.)
STORE Display Cases:
Instead of assembling with glue, use paper clips to secure the sides of the display so it can be folded flat and stored in the following ways:
1. Glued into LOCOmotion Classroom Notebooks or Station Books.
2. Placed in large pockets in LOCOmotion Classroom Notebooks or Station Books.
3. Placed in labeled plastic bags or expandable file folders.
4. Stored inside a Box Book in your LOCOmotion Box Library (made from cereal boxes).
ASSEMBLY VIDEO & MORE INFORMATION: