A word building mat in a skateboard theme and a set of vowel, consonant, blend, and digraph cards.
Use this teaching resource in the classroom when learning how to build and segment words using knowledge of phonemes, blends, and digraphs. This transportation themed word building activity is ideal to use with students who are consolidating their knowledge and understanding of phonics.
Print on cardstock and cut out the consonant, vowel, digraph, and blend cards. These cards can be used as a reading center activity or work great as a guided reading activity with your small groups when working on different phonic skills.
This resource can be used in a variety of ways, such as:
- give students a word and have them apply their knowledge of phonics to build words on the template.
- you build a word on the template and have the student use their knowledge of phonics to decode the word.
- Put a set of picture cards in a center and have students choose a picture card. Then students apply their knowledge of phonics to build the word on the template.
Download this resource as part of a larger resource pack or Unit Plan.
Common Core Curriculum alignment
Generalize learned spelling patterns when writing words (e.g., cage → badge; boy → boil).
Spell simple words phonetically, drawing on knowledge of sound-letter relationships.
Distinguish long from short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words.
Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends.
Isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single-syllable words.
Segment spoken single-syllable words into their complete sequence of individual sounds (phonemes).
Know the spelling-sound correspondences for common consonant digraphs.
Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.
Know final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds.
Decode two-syllable words following basic patterns by breaking the words into syllables.
Distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one-syllable words.
Know spelling-sound correspondences for additional common vowel teams.
Decode regularly spelled two-syllable words with long vowels.
Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-syllable spoken words.
Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.
Distinguish between similarly spelled words by identifying the sounds of the letters that differ.
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