I hope you enjoy this bundle of all of my long vowel circle maps, short vowel/long vowel tree maps, and short vowel/long vowel word cards! These are such great things to use in the classroom. It's an excellent resource to supplement your vowel instruction!
I use these circle maps for EVERYTHING! I use them to introduce beginning sounds, practice beginning sounds, and check for understanding of beginning sounds. These circle maps come with pictures for students to choose which pictures begin with the sound that they are studying.
Extension activities: Have early finishers write the words using invented spelling and generate more words that begin with the chosen sound.
Whole Class Activity: I enlarge the circle map and let the students generate words that begin with the sound that we are studying while I draw them on the circle map. At Center Time, students are encouraged to draw new items on the class circle map and write the words for each item using invented spelling.