This activity includes Teacher Scripts, plus small and large versions of the letters cards for each.
To help students make words with blends
Why is this activity important for early literacy?
Making words provides a structured way for students to experiment with words and investigate how the sounds of language are put together (Cunningham, 1994). It is important that students have an opportunity for freedom to choose, explore, make, and play with words.
Making words allows students to manipulate the sounds of language by physically arranging letters to form words and focus on how moving the letters changes the sound and meaning of words. Struggling readers may enjoy the opportunity to play with language in a hands-on format and use their creativity to form new words. Making words may also provide a helpful scaffold for children as they spell words. Instead of having a whole alphabet to choose from, they form words using the handful of letters at their fingertips.