Short Vowel Sounds

Hello everyone!

I haven't posted in a while... I've been glued to my TV watching the Olympics and have been neglecting my little blog! Anybody else been obsessed with watching the Olympics?? I just love watching the world come together for such an amazing event!

Besides being glued to the TV for the passed 2 weeks, I've also been creating like a crazy person! Hahaha!

Last year, I struggled with teaching sounds because I could never find a way to get my students motivated. I was using a program that was suggested by my school board (I won't name it here) and found that it was quite BORING! It was way too dry and I had diffculty getting my students excited about it.
At the end of the year, I started using 2 games that quickly became my favorite: Read/Write the Room and I Have, Who Has. My students absolutely LOVED these games and, quite frankly, so did I!

I also used a card game in my resource room and every time I took this game out, my kiddies were overjoyed! It's amazing how a simple card game can get kids motivated about learning anything at all! Haha!

Alright, where am I going with this you may ask? Well, I decided to create my own games for teaching short vowel sounds. I love these so much, I may make them for sound blends too!

I made each short vowel pack separately and bundled them up for those of you who want to get all 5!

For each short vowel sound, I created the following:

Read/Write The Room:
Cards are placed around the classroom. Students walk around the room reading and writing words. Recording sheets are differentiated 4 ways.

I Have, Who Has:
Students work together to complete the chain by taking turns reading their cards.

Pick A Card:
Students take turns reading word cards. Action cards get students moving while practicing this reading skill!
If they choose a picture card, they must put all their cards back in the pile. This way, the game never ends. YOU choose when the game ends. No more "Miss, we're finished"!

Two spelling practice sheets are included in this pack.

Word cards can be used as flashcards, or for other activities such as sorting, memory game, and reading practice.

**I'll be leaving the MEGA pack at a discount price until Saturday**

I hope you and your kiddies enjoy this!

I'll be back tomorrow to show you some other new store items that I have been working on :)

Have a great day,

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  1. I commented on another post just a few minutes ago. I decided to check out the whole blog not just the stuff I 'pinned' too cute. I love these activities, great for the beginning of first! I also wanted to say I'm your newest follower. :)

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  2. Great Pack! In the wishlist it goes! I'm a new follower!


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