There are 24 word mats included. Students will add vowels to the words to make real words. They are meant to be used in a small reading group, and then possibly put into a word work station after the skill is taught in small group. The mats are meant to be printed and laminated for many uses. The page of vowels could be printed on colored paper, laminated, and cut out for a contrast between the vowels and consonants. Each student working on a word mat is given one set of 5 vowels.
Most word mats have students practice CVC words, but there are also a few word mats with CVCe words and digraphs (sh,ch, th, wh) and a few blends. See example in thumbnails of product.
Each word mat tells students their challenge: Build 5 real words. You can only use each vowel once and you must use all 5 vowels. Some of the vowels may fit into more than one word, but all 5 words must be REAL words.