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Phonics Boxes are activities formatted for the boxes available at Michaels that contain 16 smaller boxes. These activities can also be stored in 6x9 brown envelopes or any other way you would like to store them. Each “box” contains a sound or syllable sort and a flashcard activity/game. The cards can also be used just as flashcards and, if laminated, you can have your students use dry erase markers to highlight phonic concepts (such as vowels, digraphs, blends, etc.) There is a title card for the front of the box or envelope and directions. I use double-sided tape to adhere them.
“Where’s the Cheese???” is specifically for students to practice reading and spelling words with “ee” and “ey”. A spelling sort is included with header cards and a game “Where’s the Cheese???” for reading words with “ee” and “ey”.
Print, laminate, and cut out all cards.
For the sort, lay out the header cards and shuffle the sorting spelling cards. Students sort the words by the spelling needed for each word.
For “Where’s the Cheese???”, students take turns drawing a card, stating the spelling for /ē/, and reading the word. You can also have them use the word in a sentence, tell how many syllables the word has, whether there are any consonant digraphs or consonant blends, etc. The object of the game is to get pairs of a mouse and a cheese. Spoiler cards are included for “lose one cheese”. The student with the most pairs of a mouse and cheese is the winner.
Page 1 - Cover Page
Page 2 – Contents and Directions
Page 3 – Header Cards for Sorting
Page 4-6 – Word Cards for Sorting (45 cards)
Page 7-10 – Word and Spoiler Cards for “Where’s the Cheese???” (59 cards)
Page 11 - Credits