Teaching Resource

Phonics Find Description Cards

PDF | 8 pages|Grades: F - 3 | Starter Sheet

A set of 32 task cards prompting students to use their phonics knowledge to find words that include specific sounds.

This teaching resource is a great way for students to practise their phonics knowledge through physical activity.

This set of 32 task cards prompts students to find words that fit a specific description while they simultaneously perform some type of physical movement. Simply spread out a set of word cards you feel are appropriate for your students, and then read a description card. While performing the action given on the card, students must find a word that matches the description. Once everyone has found a spot, have each child read their word to the class.

These task cards are levelled for your convenience. The first 16 pink cards can be used with CVC words, while the remaining 16 green cards are meant to be used with CVCe words as well as words that include blends and vowel digraphs.

This resource works great using any of the word cards from the Dolch Sight Words Resource Collection.

 Featured in

Download this resource as part of a larger resource pack or Unit Plan.

      NSW Curriculum alignment

      Victorian Curriculum alignment

      Australian Curriculum alignment

    • ACELA1440

      Recognise and name all upper and lower case letters (graphemes) and know the most common sound that each letter representsElaborationsusing familiar and common letters in handwritten and digital communications (Skills: Literacy)identifying familiar a...

    • ACELA1458

      Use short vowels, common long vowels, consonant digraphs and consonant blends when writing, and blend these to read single syllable wordsElaborationsusing knowledge of letters and sounds to write words with short vowels, for example ‘man’, ...

    • ACELA1459

      Understand that a letter can represent more than one sound and that a syllable must contain a vowel soundElaborationsrecognising that letters can have more than one sound, for example the letter ‘u’ in ‘cut’, ‘put’, â€...

    • ACELA1471

      Understand how to use knowledge of digraphs, long vowels, blends and silent letters to spell one and two syllable words including some compound wordsElaborationsusing knowledge of known words to spell unknown words, for example using the word ‘...

    • ACELA1819

      Segment sentences into individual words and orally blend and segment onset and rime in single syllable spoken words, and isolate, blend and manipulate phonemes in single syllable words Elaborations  identifying and manipulating sounds (phone...

    • ACELA1822

      Segment consonant blends or clusters into separate phonemes at the beginnings and ends of one syllable words Elaborations saying sounds in order for a given spoken word, for example 's-p-oo-n' and 'f-i-s-t' (Skills: Literacy) segmenting bl...

    • ACELA1824

      Use most letter-sound matches including vowel digraphs, less common long vowel patterns, letter clusters and silent letters when reading and writing words of one or more syllableElaborationsrecognising when some letters are silent, for example ‘...

    • ACELA1825

      Understand that a sound can be represented by various letter combinationsElaborationsrecognising sounds that can be produced by different letters, for example the long ‘a’ sound in ‘wait’, ‘stay’, ‘able’ and â...

    • ACELA1826

      Understand how to apply knowledge of letter-sound relationships, syllables, and blending and segmenting to fluently read and write multisyllabic words with more complex letter patternsElaborationsreading and writing more complex words with consonant ...

    Teach Starter Publishing
    Published by Teach Starter Publishing
    We create premium quality, downloadable teaching resources for primary/elementary school teachers that make classrooms buzz!

    Comments & Reviews

    Write a review to help other teachers and parents like yourself. If you would like to request a change (Changes & Updates) to this resource, or report an error, simply select the corresponding tab above.

    Log in or sign up to join the conversation.

    Suggest a change

    Would you like something changed or customized on this resource? While our team evaluates every suggestion, we can't guarantee that every change will be completed.

    You must be logged in to request a change. Sign up now!


    Report an Error

    You must be logged in to report an error. Sign up now!

    If any of our resources do not have 100% accurate American English (en-US), simply click on the 'Report an error' tab above to let us know. We will have the resource updated and ready for you to download in less than 24 hours. Read more...

    Help

    Are you having trouble downloading or viewing this resource? Please try the following steps:

    1. Check that you are logged in to your account
    2. Check that you have a paid subscription
    3. Check that you have installed Adobe Reader (download here)

    If you are still having difficulty, please visit the Teach Starter Help Desk or contact us.

    Contact us

    More time-saving Phonic Digraphs resources!

    Show more Phonic Digraphs resources