Activity for ages 6 to 8.
Are you working on ou/ow diphthongs in phonics? This flower power sort is a fun way to practice reading and focusing on those tricky spelling patterns. It’s perfect for use as a small group center or as a whole group read and write the room.
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Prep for this activity was super simple!
I just cut out the cards and sorting mats using my trusty paper cutter.
Then I copied just enough recording sheets for my class and we were all set!
(See? I told you it was easy!)
To start, I spread out the ow/ou sorting mats on a flat surface.
I explained that we were going to find the correct flower to go in the right sound pots.
The first student picked a flower card, read the word out loud and decided which spelling pattern her word used.
She placed her flower in the right spot and then we picked a new volunteer to pick a new word.
We went around the room until all the flowers had been planeted in the correct pot.
Once all of the words were correctly sorted, I passed out the record sheet for the students to complete.
It was a great way to give them writing practice and check for understand!
For a fun twist, place the word cards around the room and have students walk around the room finding, reading and recording the words on their sheet.
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