Thanks for checking out my Phonics Fun: R Blend Pond Puzzles! If you’re looking for something to help reinforce consonant blends this is the product for you.
At first, this looks like an ordinary word work center. Students look at pictures on the lily pads and place the matching frog on top of it. But matching the words and pictures are just the beginning in this center!
I got tired of kids matching up puzzles only to say, “I’m done!”. So, I created this word work center that includes not only matching 7 sets of R-blend words, but includes valuable printables that will encourage your learner to evaluate vowel sounds, classify parts of speech, distinguish between real and nonsense words, and even practice ABC order to the 3rd letter.
Now your learners will practice more than simply identifying the blends, thus helping them build fluency and word recognition skills. Not to mention that having meaningful tasks that will challenge them after identifying words will cut down on the amount of interruptions you will have, thus preserving valuable instructional time. This can also be a low prep center-simply make a group set of the pond and frogs and make individual copies of the printables. You can assign one task per day (such as Mondays are ABC order days, Tuesdays are vowel sound days, etc.) and reduce the amount of planning and prep on you!
This product is also in my R Blends Bundle. You can check it out HERE