Phonemic Awareness and Phonics
Winter Fun Activities
Segmenting and Blending
CVCE and CCVCE Picture Words
This center aligns with CCSS for kindergarten and 1st Grade- RF.K.2c: Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-syllable spoken words.This can be a Word Work activity in the classroom, used in a small intervention group or one on one.
62 Snowmen and 62 snowflake picture and word cards are to be copied, laminated, and cut apart.
4 Segmenting Frames are used for different activities and will need to be copied, laminated, and cut.
3 Recording Sheets and Answer sheets are included and will need to be copied.
3 Guided Teaching Pages and Cover Sheet are provided and will need to be copied on copy paper. Paste cover sheet on a manila folder and store contents inside.
2 Cut and Paste Pages will need to be duplicated on regular copy paper.
64 Winter Gift Puzzles-The product has picture cards that are to be cut in half like a puzzle in the middle of the winter gift. Copy on card stock, laminate, and cut.
Winter Gift PuzzlesTeaching Help:
Children will match the onset with the rime using the picture clue on the left half of the present. This can be easily differentiated by mixing several or just a few for the student(s) to work. I have used this product with small groups of at risk kindergarten students with much success. I start at first passing out only an onset card to each student. Then I show one of the rime cards and we begin blending everyone's initial onset card to my rime-word family card until we have the correct match. Of course there is a picture of that word on the first half (onset) that gives great feedback. Then I increase the level of difficulty by giving more cards, and giving students the word family rimes cards. (For organizational reasons you might want to make sets of the rimes by the long vowel.) This center provides word work with single consonant onsets and these long vowel word families:
ake, ave, ane, ape, ate, ame, ale
ite, ike, ive, ice, ile, ire, ide, ime, ine, ize, ipe
one,ole, ose, ote, ope, obe
It even gives students practice in separating initial blends. I did this on purpose because it is a skill required of them in our state of Texas. For example: skate is divided between the s and k. When hooking these 2 gift parts together I say, “Look, this is skate. But now say skate without the s. (I cover up the s on the first half of the present.)And we now have kate.” It makes the learners really look at the spelling and process the second letter in the blend. Learners really have trouble segmenting between initial blends. This gives some good practice.This product gives students chances to practice separating the following blends:
br, cr, dr, ,fr, pr, gr,
sm, sk, sn,
This product includes the following digraphs also:
ph, sh, wh, thr
Snowman Activities-Phonemic Awareness-Segmenting
This can be played different ways. Teaching a small group of learners, I begin with 6 snowmen CVCE Picture Cards placed on the large Snowman in the middle of the 2 Snowflakes frame. We name one picture and listen for the long vowel sound heard. (It’s funny, but Kindergarteners need to learn how to listen for long sounds. We think they automatically hear the long vowel sound but they don’t. Short vowel sounds are so hard and out of necessity most of the time in a classroom is spent on them. So this is an opportunity to review the long vowels inside picture words. (I try to use different vowels in each teaching set.)
Then, each student using the snowman 4 box frame and small counters, moves one snowball (marshmallow) for each sound as it is segmented orally. (If you don’t want to use real mini-marshmallows I included snowflake cards. Use the 4 box for the CVCE and the 5 box frame for the CCVCE.) I continue this procedure with the small group for all six snowmen picture cards. During this guided practice I try to use different long vowels for differentiation.
Be sure to talk about Silent E at the end of the word. It doesn’t make a sound BUT it tells the first vowel to say it’s Name. After doing several turns together in a group, I put students into pairs. Each pair gets more CVCE Snowman Picture Cards to segment, using snowballs or snowflakes to push into the boxes. And they continue with this until time runs out.
Follow the same procedure as stated above, using the CCVCE pictures
and the 5 box frames.
The 2 larger Snowmen Frames with the Snowflakes on the sides could be duplicated and placed back to back inside plastic sheets . Students could spell or write out the snowmen words using dry erase markers, then erase to use again.
Snowman- Snowflake Blizzard Game
“Snow Fun” using cotton balls
Small group Intervention Help:
“It’s snowing a blizzard! We need to turn these flakes into snowmen. I’m giving each of you 3-4 snowflake cards and you need to segment/blend the letters into sounds so you can read the word! When you know the Snowflake word, put the Snowman on top of it.” (Before starting the teacher will make matches of the snowmen and snowflake cards in order to pass them out quickly and easily to different students.) Put 3-4 snowflake words in front of each child. Then mix up the matching picture snowmen and give to same student in the small group. After all students have covered the flake with a snowman the teacher will do a snow check. Uncover the snowflake and Spell, Sound and Blend the letters into a word. If it is correct, give a cotton ball to the student. But if the match is wrong, the teacher gets the cotton ball. Continue checking each student’s matches and at the vey end have a snowball fight! (The kids love this activity and will beg to play!)
Winter Word Work Station:
Put out all of the snowmen face up. Then students pull individual cards and make matches by reading the words. Could do as individual students or put into pairs.
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