Puzzles help little learners learn how to visually discriminate. SO many do not
come to school having much if any practice at this skill, but it is so necessary
as a learner. Being able to visually discriminate between letters is the first thing
you must do before you begin to recognize them, so anything you can do to
strengthen this skill set will be helpful. Spatial skills also come into play, helping them to understand area, space and direction. Fine motor skills, eye-hand coordination, visual perception, memory, concentration and problem solving skills all get a boost!
Taking the time to teach HOW to be a puzzle solver will help improve many other
cognitive functions and skills. Writing is an added boost! The surprise element
of the puzzles makes the writing piece even more engaging and fun!
• 40 Puzzles for cutting, solving and gluing. (2 per page for SUPER
quick & easy prep!
• Index page for easily finding the puzzle you need
• Recording sheets for gluing the puzzles and sounding out words.
(Different options for different levels of writing)
(Writing is open-ended for little writers to describe and write
what they see)
• Puzzle solving areas are differentiated for those needing more support!
• Puzzle predictor anchor chart elements (so fun!!)
• Lots of ideas for use and directions!
• Directions for using Magazine pictures for solving and sounding out
• Puzzle solving mats
Excellent for: early finishers, morning work, centers, literacy stations,
word work, writing lessons, daily five, theme extensions, sub folder extras.
Back to School
I have loved doing these puzzle / writing activities in my classroom for so
many years, I hope you and your littles enjoy them too!
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