If you have students who are still needing practice with building words from sounds these build-a-word puzzles might be a good fit. We have mixed some summer words with words from theDolch and first hundred Fry lists. Each word has letters on different pieces of a word puzzle. There are 45 word puzzles (fifteen each of three letter words, four letter words and five letter words). There is also a list of the 45 words provided and then each word on a separate card. In case you want to build your own word puzzles, we have also provided a page of blank beach templates that you can write on. (If you want to reuse these, you can laminate them first and write on them with a Vis-aVis marker.) Here are a few ways you might use these cards:
- Put each word in its own baggie with the corresponding word attached (or written) on the front. Students pull out the pieces and simply build the word and then read it aloud.
- Give students the set of letters for a word and then read the word aloud to them. Have them use the letters in front of them to build the word you said aloud.
- Put all the words in individual baggies at a learning center. Then print the entire word list and laminate it for the station. Students open a baggie of letters, determine which word can be built from the letters and then put the word puzzle together.