This product includes 84 self-checking blending cards which focus on the five short vowels. The cards are color coded for each word family with a visual to be used as a reference for each focused vowel. The short a cards have an apple in the corner of each card, the short e cards have an elephant in the corner of each card, the short i cards have an igloo in the corner of each card, the short o cards have an octopus in the corner of each card, and the short u cards have an umbrella in the corner of each card. This visual will help the students remember the sounds of each vowel as they sound out each card. After the students sound out each card, they can check their blending by looking at the picture on the back of each card. I use these cards at my Teacher Table as well as in my Word Work Station.
In addition to the blending cards, this product includes 84 short vowel self-checking puzzles. The puzzles are color coded for each word family and have the visual for each vowel in the top left and bottom right corners of each puzzle. This will help in sorting the puzzles and completing the puzzles. My students love these puzzles and usually use them in our Pocket Chart Station.