Phonics- Ending Digraphs, Rhymes, Initial & Final Letter Sounds Winter Is for the Birds
This phonics product is designed to use with kindergarten and first grade students. It has been designed to use in a small group for guided practice. Next place it in a literacy center for additional hands on practice with a friend and finally use the worksheets for seat work or assessments. Winter Is for the Birds is the theme for all three skills.The students have fun while learning about ending digraphs (ch, th, sh, ck) with a cute Penguin. Whoooo Can Rhyme involves a cute Owl and cute penguins. Snowflake Sounds involves mittens, snowflakes, and snowballs.
Penguin Mountain Sorts- students sort final sh, th, ch, and ck penguins by putting them on the matching snow mountains. Easy sort in the beginning by using one or two digraphs. then build up to sorting all four of them at the same time.
Hats Off to Digraphs-Give each student a Penguin Mat. Stack the belly pieces in a pile. Line the caps up on the table or pocket chart according to digraph. Put all sh together, etc. Each student will take a belly on their turn. Identify the picture. Help students to hear the ending digraph on the picture and then direct student to pick from that group of digraphs to choose from. See if s/he can find it. What sound is at the beginning and what sound is at the end? Put the belly and the cap on the penguin. All students need to watch every turn. There are 24 digraph pictures and words, giving a group of 6 students, four turns.
After I think the students can be successful, I put this activity in a literacy center for more practice with just 2 students at a time. Finally, I do the 3 cut and paste pages for independent work.
Rhyming March of the Penguins- There are a total of 19 matching pairs of penguins. Line the boy penguins in a long line as if going on a march. Then take the girl penguins and put beside it's matching mate. To differentiate, use a few pairs and then build up to using all 38 cards.
Whooo…Can Rhyme? Each student needs an Owl Mat for the activity. Place all the hats on the table or student desk. Stack the bellies in a pile. Students will draw a belly and identify the picture on their turn. The teacher may need to help find the hat picture that rhymes with this word. Place both pieces(hat & belly) on the owl. And then it is the next student’s turn. I do the wordless hats at first with the students. But when I move this activity to the literacy center I have them trace the words on the hats for added CVC practice. In a group of 6 students, each student will get to do 3 turns. Follow up with the 3 cut/paste worksheets on Who Can Rhyme as seatwork and assessment.
Snowflake Sounds- Each student needs the Mitten Snowflake Mat and a dry erase marker. Stack or lay out on the table all the circles with blank side facing up. On their turn the student will draw or pick up a circle and place it on the snowflake. S/he will identify it and begin writing the beginning and ending letters on the mittens. After working this in a small group place the activity in your word center. Students can write answers on the Recording Sheet and when finished can check answers using the Answer Sheets. I pair up 2 students together and let them work together. Finally when you think the students are ready ,pass out the 5 worksheets and complete as instructed. These can be used as seatwork/assessments.
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