This package contains:
- 3 matching sets of SORT IT cards (63 words in each set)
--- picture and words with missing vowel (see PREVIEW)
--- picture only
--- word only
- 2 DONKEY games (53 words in each set - 26 rhyming pairs) plus DIRECTIONS
- 13 A4 VOWEL POSTERS (Short Vowels, Vowel Digraphs, Discrimination)
- QUICK LITERACY SCREENER to identify ability groups
These cards have been designed for my intervention students who need support to develop phonemic awareness in being able to discriminate between short and long vowel sounds with a focus on the long vowel sound in the magic e spelling configuration. The three sets of SORT IT cards involve incremental but subtle levels of increasing difficulty.
1. Match the word and picture only cards.
2. Match the word and picture card with missing vowel.
3. Write in the missing vowel copying from word card.
4. Write in the missing vowel without cue.
5. Write the word on the picture only card.
I have found Crayola erasable crayons wipe off a laminated surface easily leaving no marks.
You can also use the cards in lots of other ways to develop the auditory discrimination skills that some kids need. You may find some only need discrimination of certain vowels sounds. There is enough variety in this bundle for you to omit the ones already mastered. I have included DONKEY cards for discrimination of short vowel sounds for those who need this.
This package is specifically targeted for RTI and I recommend it for individuals and small groups. You could also add the games to a Literacy Centre, ideally after your Intervention Group have played so they can show others. The Posters could go up in your Literacy Centre also. DONKEY SORT IT is the ideal game to practise these skills. Don't get it mixed up with my DONKEY PHONICS games though. They don't have the picture cues that these ones have.
My cards are laminated for regular use as I have found the students who experience the most difficulty in their reading ability are those whose phonemic skills are problematic and this is a big area of need. Going back to the foundation skills brings these students on as they gain confidence in recognising spelling patterns in their reading and are aware of more choices in their writing. Phases 1 to 3 are published in bigger bundle if you wish to differentiate in this way.
I have used a DYSLEXIA FRIENDLY FONT to be inclusive of all learners.