I created this set of picture mats for my Five. By reading the accompanying word cards, he’s learning to read the following phonics patterns within long i words:
- i-consonant-e (as in mice)
- i-consonant-consonant (as in ind)
- igh (as in flight)
- y (as in fry)
I call these my Read ‘n Stick Mats because you can laminate the pages and attach Velcro dots for extra fun matching. (Gotta love that rrrrip!)
(The above picture is from my long e set.)
How do you use Read ‘n Stick Mats?
1) Print and laminate each mat on sturdy cardstock. I love this affordable home laminator and laminating sheets! Then print and laminate each set of cards. Cut them apart and stick Velcro dots to the pictures and backs of the cards.
2) You can certainly print the mats and cards on plain paper, and have your child match them. However, for a more durable and lasting activity, I recommend #1. A bonus of the Velcro dots is that you can store the mats without the cards getting lost — just stick them on!
3) My mats were constantly getting misplaced until I punched holes in them and stored them in a 3-ring binder.
4) Take off all the cards. Have your child read the name of the family in the center of the board. Then have him read each card and match it to the picture. You will be teaching new vocabulary along the way when he gets stuck on a particular word (“What is a rind?“).
And here they are!
All our long vowel mats
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Sentence Reading Games – All Phonics Levels
Kids love playing these games … and you’ll love that they help kids build word-reading skills!