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Spelling Long I Words - SCOOT! Task Cards

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: 2 - 3

Explore words containing spelling patterns that make the “long i” sound with this active classroom game that will get your students moving!

What is Scoot? The Classroom Game

Before we start with a new resource, let’s talk about the game of Scoot! Scoot! is a whole-class educational game that your students will love. Place a question card, task card, or question on each desk in your classroom. To play, students move around the room to different desks, answering questions or solving math problems. During the game of Scoot, you (the teacher) will provide students a set amount of time to work on each card, then announce for them to “Scoot” to the next card.

Explore Long I Words Through Movement!

In the English language, multiple letters (and combinations of letters) can be used to make the same sound.

This fun and active resource enables students to practice identifying how long I sounds can be spelled differently.During the activity, students move or “scoot” around the classroom as they complete the activities on the task cards. They are required to:

  • Look at the picture on the card.
  • Identify the correct long I spelling pattern required to spell the word.
  • Write the word using the correct letter combination to spell the long I sound on their recording sheet.

The “long i” words and spelling patterns included in this phonics activity are:

  • i_e (as in fire)
  • y (as in cry) 
  • igh (as in light)
  • ie (as in pie)

Other Applications for Long I Word Activities

Need to keep your students a little more contained? You could always try these alternate ideas:

Group Sorting Activity

Provide the students with the task cards. Have them group the cards according to the “long i” sound that is missing.

Pair Card Games

Have the students use the task cards to play card games such as “Memory” or “Snap!” Matches are made by words that share the same “long i” spelling patterns

Show Me How – Long I Spelling Activity

Provide the students with dry-erase boards and markers. Show them the task cards in turn. Have the students write the missing “long i” sound on their whiteboard (or have more-capable students spell the word). When the students are finished, say “Show Me!” Students can turn around their boards, allowing you to monitor who requires additional help with the concept.

Easily Download and Prepare This Resource

Use the dropdown arrow on the Download button to select this resource’s PDF or Google Slides version. 

Print one version of the resource, then copy the task cards on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access.

Recording sheets can be placed into dry-erase sleeves and reused time and again!

This resource was created by Alessandra Pastor, a teacher in Massachusetts and a Teach Starter collaborator.


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