What child (or teacher) can resist feeding these cute monsters while practicing phonics skills? This resource has been created as an activity to use on the Smartboard as a fun way for your students to practice long & short vowel sounds you have previously taught. It can be used as a whole-class or small group activity. You must have the latest version (11) of the Notebook software for the Smartboard installed on your computer, as the lessons use one of the newest features called the Activity Builder.
This notebook contains two sets of 5 slides:
• In Set 1, there are 10 pictures and two monsters on each slide. Each monster has a short or long vowel name. For example, the “a” monsters are named Jack and Jake, the “e” monsters are named Ted and Pete, and so on. The child must choose a picture from the yellow box and decide whether it has a short vowel sound or long vowel sound. He/she then moves the picture to the tummy of the monster that has the same vowel sound. (See examples 1 & 2 above.) If the answer is correct, you will hear the monster "munch" or eat the picture and it will disappear. If not, the picture will go back to its place.,
• In set 2, there are 10 pictures with all 10 monsters on each slide. (See example 3.) A child must choose a picture and move it to tummy of the monster with the same vowel sound. If the answer is correct, you will hear the monster munch.
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*** This product is very similar to the one offered for the Promethean board. I have adapted it to the Smart Notebook software for those who use this technology.