Assembly and Suggested Use:
Small Group, Center Work, or Intervention Groups
**Now in Printer Friendly B&W
Print Cover, (2) Sorting Mats, and Material Pocket in color onto white paper. Cut out the dotted triangle from the materials pocket and attach all pieces to a file folder using a glue stick. Laminate.
Once laminated, carefully use a straight edge or the tip of scissors to gently slice open the materials pocket.
Print the picture card dough balls (and smashing mats) in color onto white card stock, laminate, and cut around the edges. Separate the cards into 1, 2, and 3 syllable stacks place in baggy inside the materials pocket. *I personally only use a few cards at a time with my students during small group/interventions.
Review syllables with your students. Each student (or pair) in the group gets a can of play dough, file folder mat, and syllable smash card. Model the process: Take a picture card, use the picture to help and say the word once and then clap the number of syllables. Follow up with making round dough balls for the number of syllables counted. Say the word again and smash the dough. After the hands on exposure, ask student where the picture card belongs on the sorting mat and place it there. Next, the student or students will get 2-3 more cards, practice, and sort. Follow up and check together.
Pull out the spinner and face about 12 cards up on the table. Let the students take turns spinning and finding a card that matches the number on the spinner! Make it easy and sort the cards on the cover of the file folder!
My goal for this worksheet was to be more of a post-guided group/intervention group formative assessment tool. There are 35 sheets that I plan on using the entire school year in my classroom as a syllable review for my students.
After working at the teacher table and completing a session of the dough file-folder activity. Send this quick worksheet back with your student to complete independently to help you better gauge your students understanding and adjust your teaching for the next syllable session. Make sure the review the final product or use as small group notes!
Once students have been exposed to all syllable cards. I might stick this in a learning center later on in the school year for students to gain more practice sorting out the syllables.
Have a different idea? I would love to hear how you plan on using these sheets and file folder activity in your classroom to enhance your students syllable skills! Please share in the comments/feedback. Thank you and enjoy!