Are you looking for some hands-on phonics activities for your students, but you don't have hours to laminate and cut it out? These ready-to-use short vowel word work cards will save you time and provide students with so many hands-on activities for covering cvc words! This innovative, digital resource provides differentiated levels for word work! This resource covers short a, short e, short o, and short u. It includes activities for building whole words and medial sounds too.
This resource is the version for PowerPoint use! I also have a Google Slides version here.
Did I also mention this word work resource can be used on tablets and even iPads? Say what? Yup, you can use this on a tablet, computer, or you can even project them with a SMARTboard or other type of interactive whiteboard! (SMARTboard use is an option, you don't need it to use this resource if you plan on simply using it on a computer or tablet.) *Tech specs below.
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Not only that, but this resource stands out from simple phonics games on tablets because students can save their work for you to view later. That means accessibility to view their phonics work for assessment purposes and more!
I have broken these down into chewable chunks and there is plenty to choose from for differentiating your phonics instruction too!
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What I LOVE about Using Digital Resources for Teaching:
•Paperless (Hello, cleaner desk!)
•Handwriting is SO much more readable
•When used with a learning management system, I can have access to their work online and not have to lug a bunch of papers home
•They can't glue the expensive magnetic letters to a paper card, but they can save those digital magnetic letters on that card for easier assessing!
•Kids love using technology. It's engaging, phonics activities!
•It is still hands-on like a real word work card with magnetic letters. They still have to slide those letters on that card for developing their phonics skills.
•All the letters are ALREADY organized! No messing with a bunch of letters in smeared, labeled baggies. This makes it so much easier for differentiating your phonics instruction without having to do a thing, except assign the appropriate file to each student! Easy, simple, bam! Now, that is what I am talking about!
What about differentiation? For emerging, I paired letters together such as bl, ay, ow, etc. For intermediate levels, I upped the challenge by only providing individual letters that the students will need to pair together. For students who need even more challenge, they can type a sentence with the word on the slide.
***There are some technical requirements to use this phonics resource. You will need PowerPoint on any devices that will be used with this resource. For guided instruction with either an interactive whiteboard or in a small group, you can easily just use PowerPoint. For optimization, You might want to consider using a learning management system that is online, so you can easily assign students a file and easily receive those files back from students. This is not required to be able to use this resource, but it makes it easier to use the resource if you are wanting to assess their digital work. Many of you will have schools that already have these. Microsoft OneDrive or another cloud storage system are also possibilities. There are work arounds if you don't have any of these though. For one, you could use the resource as a hybrid where students use the recording sheets to record their words and/or sentences, and you skip over assessing their digital work. You could also have them save them on the device and manually check each device. I have suggestions for this method in the resource.***
***For Interactive Whiteboard/ Smartboard use: To use any dragging/dropping features, your interactive whiteboard will need the feature that performs mouse functions with touch in programs outside of their software. Basically, the touch feature takes the place of how you would use a mouse in other applications such as PowerPoint, surfing the internet, etc. If using. This feature that allows the computer to use touch on the screen to function like a mouse may sometimes only work in the software of whatever brand interactive whiteboard you are using, so make sure you can use that feature in other applications before purchase if you plan to use this resource on an interactive whiteboard.***
For more details about this resource for phonics, please view the preview by clicking on the button under the picture that says preview. It breaks everything down more clearly. If you are having trouble viewing the preview, feel free to contact me at email@example.com. I will be glad to send you a copy of the preview.
Please note, this resource for phonics is for personal, classroom use only. I am not associated or affiliated with Microsoft. Microsoft, Encarta, MSN, and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.I have used their guidelines on letting others know my product is simply compatible with their resource in an effort to respect and follow the guidelines of their trademark.
This resource is a single-user license for use in one classroom. It may not be shared with other educators, and it is for personal use only.
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