A set of 32 task cards prompting students to use their phonics knowledge to find words that include specific sounds.
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.
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NSW Curriculum alignment
Uses a variety of strategies, including knowledge of sight words and letterâ€“sound correspondences, to spell familiar words
Uses a range of strategies, including knowledge of letterâ€“sound correspondences and common letter patterns, to spell familiar and some unfamiliar words
Produces most lower case and upper case letters and uses digital technologies to construct texts
Demonstrates developing skills in using letters, simple sound blends and some sight words to represent known words when spelling
Victorian Curriculum alignment
Recognise all upper- and lower-case letters and the most common sound that each letter represents
Blend and segment onset and rime in single syllable spoken words and isolate, blend and segment phonemes in single syllable words (first consonant sound, last consonant sound, middle vowel sound)
Recognise short vowels, common long vowels and consonant digraphs, and consonant blends
Understand that a letter can represent more than one sound, and that a syllable must contain a vowel sound
Identify the separate phonemes in consonant blends or clusters at the beginnings and ends of syllables
Understand how to use digraphs, long vowels, blends, silent letters and syllabification to spell simple words including compound words
Identify all Standard Australian English phonemes, including short and long vowels, separate sounds in clusters
Understand how to apply knowledge of letterâ€“sound relationships, and blending and segmenting to read and use more complex words with less common consonant and vowel clusters
Australian Curriculum alignment
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...
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 âmanâ, ...
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 âuâ in âcutâ, âputâ, â...
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 â...
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...
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...
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 â...
Understand that a sound can be represented by various letter combinationsElaborationsrecognising sounds that can be produced by different letters, for example the long âaâ sound in âwaitâ, âstayâ, âableâ and â...
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 ...
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