Pop The Balloon! is a fun and engaging game that is the perfect way to begin your guided reading groups! To play, give each child a card and listen to them as they start at the bottom and work their way to the top to "pop" the balloon! It's a great way to assess if your students know their sounds. I like to spend up to 5 minutes of the beginning of my reading groups reviewing these sounds as a warm-up before beginning the guided reading lesson. Included in this bundle are covers for each set of cards so you can easily organize!
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to read why I think it's the best way to start my guided reading groups every day!
Pop The Balloon! Short Vowel Edition
a, ab, ack, ad, ag, am, an, ap, at
e, ed, ell, em, en, est, et
i, ick, id, ig, ill, I'm, in, ip, it
o, ob, ock, og, ong, op, oss, ot
u, ub, uck, ug, un, unk, um, ut
Pop The Vowel! Long Vowel Edition
a_e, ai, ay, ake, ale, ame, ail, age
ee, ea, ie, y, ead, eak, eal, eam, ean, eap, ear, east
i_e, igh, ie, ine, ight, ite, ice, ike
oa, oat, o_e, oe, ow, obe, ode, oke, one, ope
u_e, ue, ew, ude, ume, une, ute
bl, cl, fl, gl, pl, sl
br, cr, fr, gr, pr, tr
sc, sk, sn, sp, st, sw
Pop The Balloon! Segmenting Letter Sound Cards
-All letters of the alphabet are included! These are great for your beginning readers to practice identifying letters and letter sounds.
Pop The Balloon! Segmenting Diphthongs Cards
Pop The Balloon! Segmenting Trigraphs Cards
Pop The Balloon! Segmenting R-Controlled Vowels Cards
Pop The Balloon! Segmenting Digraphs Cards
-CH- Beginning Sound
-CH- Ending Sound
-SH- Beginning Sound
-SH- Ending Sound
-TH- Beginning Sound
-TH- Ending sound
You can also put these on binder rings for early finishers to practice on their own as well!
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