Ordered Pairs can be challenging for younger students, and it certainly isn't required in the lower grades, but it's just one more way to make decoding and phonics lessons a little more interesting. Students enjoy the challenge of reading the words (decoding: short vowel sounds & ending consonant blends) and matching them with the pictures (vocabulary) and then finding the coordinates (math: ordered pairs).
Once students learn the process, even kindergarten classes can learn to find the ordered pairs. My kindergarten classes enjoyed this activity as much as my 4th and 5th grade AIS/RTI groups. (Note: CVC and initial blend lessons are on the way. Click "Follow" above to receive automatic notifications from TpT.)
Lessons are designed to systematically teach ending consonant blends (ND, NT, ST, LT, SK, LF, LK, LM, LP, LB, FT, MP, NG, NK). Examples: ba(nd), re(nt), du(st)
1) Exercise: Students match the words with the pictures and write the ordered pairs.
2) Extension: Students select three words from the grid, draw a picture of each, then use the words in context using the sentence-writing templates provided.
3) Assessment: Peer tutors check for appropriate use of words/vocabulary in context.
File includes 2 sets (Color & B/W): Print and laminate color set for use during centers. Print B/W worksheets for whole class instruction, homework, and/or small group instruction.
Phonics Grid LEVEL 4A
Phonics Grid LEVEL 4B
Initial and Ending Consonant Blends
Alphabet & CVC Phonics Resources
*All pictures, fonts and graphics used with permission from the original copyright holders.*