All the letter sounds have been introduced, and students have mastered many phonemic awareness skills like counting syllables and identifying the beginning, middle, and ending sounds. So today, students had the opportunity to use those skills in a CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) spelling challenge. Each student was given a small cookie sheet and a card with a picture on it. Students used magnetic letters to spell each three letter word.
Having the three boxes made it clear to the students that the word was spelled with three letters, and it helped to remind them that each word needs a vowel. (Note the vowels are red and the consonants are blue.)
The students loved the activity and raced to complete as many picture cards as possible. (The most completed was 11, in case you were wondering!)