This bundle contains 3 matching sets of SORT IT cards:
- Picture with matching word but missing short vowel (Words as listed in the PREVIEW)
- Picture with no word
- Word with no picture
It also contains:
- 2 Donkey Card Games (Words as listed in the PREVIEW)
- 6 A4 Posters (Short vowels and one for discrimination with Short and Long Vowels)
- Quick Literacy Placement Screen
I use these in my intervention sessions when my students are confusing two or more short or long vowels. Students can begin by matching the word and picture cards. You can use as many or as few cards as you need. If you are targetting short a and short u (a common one), just use those. They can then move on to the missing vowel card and write in the missing vowel. I use erasable crayons for this activity and Crayola wipe off without leaving any marks on laminated cards. From the missing vowel cards, the next step is the picture only cards. The student/s writes the whole word on the card.
I have also made little Post Boxes to help discrimination. I target the sound or sounds to be mastered and the student/s 'posts' the cards accordingly.
'Posting' the card contributes to the multi-sensory nature of this activity which is especially important for beginners or those experiencing difficulty with auditory discrimination. They see the word, they say/hear the word then they actively place the card according to the sound. I have added the A4 Posters which you can use for extra scaffolding for those who need it.
Each incremental step develops their phonemic awareness and builds their confidence in reading and writing CVC words. As they master these they can move on to Set 2 in the DONKEY game which has rhyming CCVC words.
This is a critical area of skill development and is one of the building blocks of successful reading. This is the type of activity that you can do for a short spell every day. It only takes a few minutes and it's the perfect way to begin an RTI lesson.
I have included directions for the DONKEY card games which have some pictures that are similar, but not identical to the SORT IT card collection.
This is the first package in the series of SORT IT cards I am revising. All the foundation phases (1 to 3) will be uniform and allow for greater differentiation. They will be available as a bundle.
I have used a DYSLEXIA FRIENDLY FONT to be inclusive all learners.