Cootie catchers (or chatterboxes/fortune tellers) are a fun way of combining a popular children’s game with some practice in reading and spelling words that have a particular phonics focus.
This pack includes 26 different cootie catchers in color and black and white for 8 different sets of words/sounds. Each set includes words that have the sound focus. The sets include:
Set 1: Sound /ae/, Spellings: ay, ea, a-e, ai, a, eigh, ei
Set 2: Sound /ee/, Spellings: e, ea, y, ee, ey, ie
Set 3: Sound /oe/, Spellings: o, oa, ow, o-e, oe
Set 4: Sound /er/, Spellings: er, ir, or, ur, ear
Set 5: Sound /e/, Spellings: e, ea
Set 6: Sound /ow/, Spellings: ou, ow
Set 7: Sound /oo/, Spellings: oo, ew, ue, u-e, ui
Set 8: Sound /ie/, Spellings: i, ie, y, i-e, igh
Each set of chatterboxes also includes a word overview sheet. This sheet provides all of the words used in each chatterbox.
Instructions are included for how to assemble the cootie catchers, as well as for how you can use them in your class.
Download the preview to view a sample of the cootie catchers.
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