This product was created with small group instruction in mind. It can be used as a Spelling Center or a Reading Center too. This activity can be used to teach the following Phonological Awareness skills: letter recognition, letter sounds, spelling, beginning sounds, ending sounds, vowel sounds, decoding, blending, word families, or rhyming words. This activity can be used for direct instruction in ELA in a small group or even as a center. The ocean themed mats are bright and colorful keeping students engaged for the entire lesson. The fish boxes make it easier for students to break apart the sounds in words. This activity is perfect in regular education or a special education classroom. Letter, blend, and digraph tiles are included or you could use your own!
I use this daily as a small group intro! We break apart and manipulate our spelling phonics patterns!
Teachin' N Beachin'