The tricky confusion between the short e and i sound is always a battle! Give your kids hands on puzzles, sorts, games and a QR code hunt to master the distinction between the two sounds. I use the memorable association with Elmer the elephant (from the book by David McKee) and an inch worm to reinforce the sounds.
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★ Posters to give vibrant visuals (color and b/w)
★ Picture sort (color and b/w)
★ Toss & Cover Game (color and b/w - See directions in preview!)
★ THREE Independent Picture Sorts - Sorting Vowel Sounds & Sorting Word Families
★ TWO Real/Nonsense Word Sorts
★ QR Code Hunt linked to images for students to spell the word that matches the picture
★ Alternative "Around the Room" activity - printable version of QR Code Hunt
★ Answer Key
All you need to eliminate the confusion of these two sounds in whole group, stations, intervention or home practice!
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