Use these cards by cutting them into strips, mounting on colored paper (if you wish) and laminating them. Then use them for guided reading. I use them for a warm-up for my kids in the guided reading rotation during Daily 5. Students can start at the bottom and touch each gumball or gumball splat as they say the lowercase letter name, letter sound, or read the word. This is a good way to promote fluecy in reading. You could have students do this independently while you are getting other students settled. Then as you return to the group, you could have them pick one card that they are comfortable with to read to you. If they read every letter, sound, or word on the card, and they reach the top with no mistakes, you could reward them (if you wish) with a piece of gum to chew during guided reading. The entire alphabet is on the cards, order follows Superkids curriculum. There are also nonsense words as well as CVC words and 'b' 'd' reversal card. You can easily differentiate this activity by giving the letters to lower readers and the CVC words to higher readers. Additionally you can extend the activity by having the higher readers make rhyming words after they read a CVC word. Also, having students point out medial vowel sounds is another extension of this activity.