Monster Style Digraphs in Short Vowel Word Families
Starring: wh th ch sh ck 1. There are 48 monster word cards with the digraph framed to help students focus on those letters when blending the word. All 48 words have a short vowel word family. There is also another set of these 48 monster word cards without the digraph framed, to be used for flashcard type word drills after the students are trained to look for the digraphs. These would be used for more authentic drill and mastery after the initial learning has taken place.
2. Eyeball Hunt Game; There are 12 pairs of monster eyeballs to hide under half (Your Choice) of the digraph word cards. Spread out on a table with a small group or hide behind words on a pocket chart. Students take turns picking a word to read and hoping that eyeballs will be hidden. You can hide a sticker along with the eyeballs for a prize or trade them for stickers later. Continue until all words have been read. My kids love this game! Play the next time but use the other half of the monster cards. It’s a great way to practice blending of the digraphs. Students are very focused and don’t realize they are learning, but they are!
3. There are three phonemic awareness pages. There are nine words on each page to unblend and count up the phonemes. Students will color spider webs to show the number of sounds.
4. There are 9 Monster T Scopes in color. I included 4 in black and white so students can make simple art literacy projects. T Scopes are word sliders that slide through the monster. Words are framed in a little box for the student to blend and read.
5. All five digraphs have a recording sheet for the students to write the words after sorting. I included an answer page for student self checking. This page can also be used for teacher assessment of word mastery. There is a visual for all five digraphs to use in the sorting.
6. There are 30 cards with the short vowel word families to sort. There are 5 sorting mats, one for each of the short vowels. I gave you a choice of either color or b/w. You may want to copy the two word family pages twice. Cut one for the sorting activity but keep one to use as a written list for reading assessment.
7. There are 5 b/w Monster Style ABC Order pages included.
Enjoy all these literacy activities, aligned with the Common Core curriculum, within a small or large group, at a literacy station, or a take it to your seat center. Don’t forget the 4 b/w Monster T-Scopes can be used as easy class art projects. The ABC order pages as well as the 48 monster digraph cards lend themselves to whole class lessons and drill. I hope you enjoy this Reading Ruby and will look for more of them at Gail’s Reading Rubies. Thank you so much!
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