Inventive spelling is such an important skill for emerging readers - can they hear all (or most of) the sounds in a word and write the letters that represent them? With this center, your students will have a blast practicing their inventive spelling skills!
Students simply drop a foam cube, die, or other small object onto the picture mat. The picture it lands on is the word they have to try to write - either by itself, to complete a sight word sentence, or in a made-up sentence. This center could also be used to practice beginning or ending sounds.
There are so many ways to differentiate this activity. All of your students will be able to work independently at their own skill level!
Included with this purchase:
- Picture mats (3 levels in color or B&W)
- 6 recording sheet options
Meets the following Common Core Standards:
- RF.K.1B: Recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters.
- RF.K.2D: Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in CVC words.
- RF.K.3: Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
- RF.K.3A: Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.
- RF.K.3B: Associate the long and short sounds with the common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.