I love file folder activities! All of my file folder activities can be used without using a file folder, but I prefer the file folder. You can work through them as a small group activity (which I definitely recommend), then place in a center or have students complete as you do individual data collection – plus they are easy to store! My file folder activities involve activities such as listening for sounds, completing words with sounds (use a dry erase marker or grease pencil), and/or sorting by syllable type or syllable division. Each folder activity also includes a fluency page for the back cover, and a worksheet. File folder activities have to be meaningful and I hope I have accomplished it with these activities!
For Pirate’s Treasure, students will decide which ng/nk glued sound will complete a word, use a dry erase marker to fill in the ng, nk glued sound, and place the card by the correct pirate. A worksheet is included for listing the words, and boxing the ng, nk glued sounds. Additionally, a “fluency” page to be mounted on the back of the folder can be used for additional practice.
Directions for Preparation
1. Print the cover page, directions, file label, and pirate cards on regular paper.
2. Print the treasure chest cards on card stock for durability.
3. Trim and tape/glue the cover sheet to the front of the folder, the file label to the label tab, the directions and fluency page to the back of the folder, and the pirate cards to the inside of the folder. See pictures on next page.
4. Laminate the folder and the treasure chest cards.
5. Cut out the file folder and the treasure chest cards. Place the treasure chest cards in a baggie or envelope to attach to the file folder.
6. Print copies of the worksheet to keep with the folder.
Words included: bank, thank, tank, sank, yank, pink, wink, think, sink, link, honk, zonk, bonk, dunk, junk, chunk, bunk, hunk, song, long, gong, pong, tong, lung, hung, sung, rung, stung, bang, sang, hang, rang, pang, thing, wing, ring, king, sing