This is a great phonics sorting activity. The file includes three sets of apples at various skill levels to help with differentiation.
Give your students whichever set you feel is most appropriate. Students color their trees and apples, then cut them out and glue them onto the tree labeled with the correct vowel sound. After they have completed sorting, students glue their trees onto a large sheet of construction paper to create an orchard.
When students finish their orchards give them a chance to earn a special apple treat: a scratch and sniff sticker, a cup of cider, dried apple slices, a bookmark, etc. In order to receive the treat they simply have to read all of the words on their trees. Some may choose to practice with peers before reading to you.
You could also print these sets onto cardstock and use them as an activity in either small group settings or whole class instruction.
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