This word work resource includes four fun and engaging activities to help your students practice spelling and building words beginning and ending with s blends. All the activities focus on CCVC, CCVCe, and CVCC words and work well as literacy centers or word work activities for first and second graders.
Word building activities for the following words are included:
Beginning Blends: step, swim, spot, stem, smile, spin, stop, stove, snap, snake, skin, space, sled, slip, slot, slug, skate, scab
Ending Blends: nest, rest, tusk, vest, desk, west, test, mask
Here’s how to use them in your classroom:
• S Blend Puzzles
: Students look at the picture and match the blend and word beginning or ending to build the word. A recording sheet and 16 puzzles (8 beginning s blend words and 8 ending s blend words) are included. If you do not wish to use the recording sheet, you can make this activity self-checking by writing the word on the back of the card.
• S Blend Word Building Mats
: Students take a half-page card, look at the picture, and build the word. Sound boxes are provided. Magnet letters work well for this activity, but it can also be done as a write-and-wipe activity using dry erase markers on laminated cards. Two recording sheet options and 26 cards are included. Again, if you do not wish to use the recording sheet, you can make this activity self-checking by writing the word on the back of the card. You can also differentiate by removing or adding cards for different groups of students. I recommend going over the pictures as a whole group before doing this as an independent center activity.
• Swimming Swan Making Words
: Students match each word-ending swan to different s blend ponds to make as many words as they can. A recording sheet is included. Many word-making options are possible and a possible answers sheet is included for teacher reference.
• See, Build, Write Cut and Paste Printables
- Students cut and paste letters from the bottom of the page to build a word matching the picture shown and write the word. Each printable page contains four words to build and write. Three options are included. Just print and go!
This resource was last updated in July of 2016
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