This is a printable, easy to assemble activity for your Reading Center.
It is a set of 205 cards that once connected with bookrings, becomes a fantastic word building activity,that caters for most students.
I usually print each file on color paper, cut and laminate individual cards and connect them together with a bookring.
This gives opportunity for working with individual students who flick through and make new words.
It also allows me to select certain sounds for a group of children and they can use as a literacy group activity.
This is also used as a group activity or is useful to incorporate into assessment tasks.
There are 3 sets of cards. Each card measures 8.2 X 10.8 cm.
Set 1 has 80 cards;
a card for every letter of the alphabet
every vowel ( a couple of each)
final single sounds (so this is another alphabet plus some double extras like zz, ll, ff)
Set 2 has 100cards;
initial blends, for example pl, br, st thr sh
double vowels for example ai, ee, ou, oo
final blends for example ck, sh, est, er, mp
Set 3 has 32 cards
word-building suffix for example able, ful, less, ment, tion, ing, ed
For some students, I choose and connect specific letters that they need. So all students are working at their individual level, but it looks as though everyone is doing the same thing.
Sometimes, I connect a large piece of paper to 3 lots of cards, and students write all the words they’ve made. They love this activity.
Also use for building spelling words; learning spelling rules, (like adding ing and physically taking off the e or doubling the last letter.)
Other activities include word families, rhyming, adding suffixes.
I have other activity cards for these grades listed
CVC Sounds Task Cards MIDDLE SHORT VOWELS
CVC Sounds Task Cards FINAL SOUNDS
Or all in a bundle, if you wish to check them out.
Phonics Single Sounds Bundle
Also Short Vowel Activities
Short Vowel Activities
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PHONIC ACTIVITY CARDS Initial Short Sound by Maree Henderson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.