This is a perfect winter activity for students with decoding and/or vocabulary needs. I created this activity for students in my reading intervention group who struggle with decoding skills, and they absolutely loved it!
This activity pack includes the following:
• 4 prefix sorting mats
• 80 word segments cards (20 per mat)
• 16 blank cards (4 per mat)
• 4 activity sheets
• 4 answer keys
Students sort the word segment cards onto the corresponding mats to create real words. In doing so, students must decode the nonsense words segments using learned decoding strategies. As they pair the word segment cards with the prefixes on the sorting mats, they create real words. The newly-created words serve as the word bank for the vocabulary activity in which students fill in the blank. They can self-check their answers by using letters from their vocabulary answers to find the answer to the winter joke at the end of each activity.