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/envelope and directions. I use double-sided tape to adhere them.
“Wild Child” is an activity for closed syllable exception (old, ost, ild, ind, olt) words. Header cards are included for the exception chunks. 18 sorting cards with words with the exception chunks left blank are included. For the syllable sort, students decide which “chunk” will complete the word and place it under the correct header card. Please note: some of the cards can be used under several chunks!
For the game “Wild Child”, shuffle the 36 word cards (some of the words are repeated) and the 12 “Wild Child” cards.
Variation 1: Students take turns reading the cards. If they get a “Wild Child” card, they get an extra turn. The student with the most cards at the end is the winner.
Variation 2: One student reads cards until he/she gets a “Wild Child” card, then play passes to the next player. The student with the most cards at the end is the winner!