Thank you for taking a sneak peek at this high-interest pirate- themed literacy center. Students search for a “treasure list” as they practice putting together a beginning sound (including single consonants, blends, and some digraphs) with a common “word chunk”. This important phonics skill is also known as “onset/rime” or “word families.”
The product includes:
-two sets of ten jewel-filled treasure chests complete with a colorful parrot.(cutting lines provided to create the open box and pull through section)
Version #1 has an aqua blue background
Version # 2 has an ink-saving white background
(the background prints pretty well in grayscale- just not as much kid-appeal!)
The ”chunks”/word parts included are:
est, and, ip, op, ump, uck, in, at, et, ock,
-ten pages of beginning sound/onset lists
Each page has 5 lists (numbered 1-5 at both ends) to be cut out and pulled through the treasure chest as students read one word at a time, determining if it is “nonsense” or a real word.
Only one out of the five lists is a ‘treasure list’- all of the beginning sounds may be added to the word chunk to make a real word.
-4 pages of recording sheets
The word chunks are divided into three sets of three and one extra- students fill in the one treasure list as they complete the literacy center for one “word chunk” at a time
-4 pages of answer keys- duplicates of the recording sheets with the correct word lists written in the spaces & the number of the ‘treasure list” written in the star at the top of each list.
I used the random nonsense/real word format with the ‘treasure list” to promote accountability and hopefully prevent students from “playing with” the strips, pulling them through, but not actually practicing decoding to read the words. Sound familiar?!? This is a common scenario with activities that use manipulatives without carefully constructed instructional material.
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by Amy Bratsos
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