A set of 4 mats for students to practise alphabetising.
This activity has students alphabetise words to the first, second, and third letter!
Each mat has a different fish theme and alphabetises to different letters:
- Goldfish – alphabetise all to the first letter
- Purple Fish – alphabetise most to the first letter with some to the second letter
- Seahorse – alphabetise some to the first letter with most to the second letter
- Puffer Fish – alphabetise all to the third letter.
How to use this resource:
- Print the fish and mats on cardstock.
- Cut the fish out and keep them with the matching mat using a container or sealable bag.
- Put the fish and the blank mats into a reading centre for students to practise during English Group Activities.
You can print a recording sheet for each student to record their answers, or you can print the answer mats (the last four pages of the document) for students to self-check or to check a partner’s answers.
National Curriculum Curriculum alignment
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- Key Stage 1 (KS1)
Key Stage 1 (KS1) covers students in Year 1 and Year 2.
- Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Lower
Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Lower covers students in Year 3 and Year 4.
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