Blend Words Clip Cards
Learning to read words with blends takes a lot of practice and repetition. To keep your students engaged, you need meaningful, hands-on activities. These blend words clip cards are the perfect blends activity to help teach kids how to apply this skill to their reading.
Plus, by using a clothespin to clip the correct answers, your kids will practice working on fine motor skills too. These blend clip cards are the perfect addition to your literacy centers, word work station, or independent practice at anytime of year.
Your students will apply their phonemic awareness and phonics skills as they read words with blends and match the correct picture to the clip cards.
Setting Up The Blend Words Clip Cards
- Blend Words Clip Cards
- Clothespins or clips
- Write and wipe pockets (optional)
- Print the cards. There are 4 cards per page.
- Laminate the cards or slide into write and wipe pockets.
- Cut the cards apart.
- Slide the cards and clothespins or clips into a baggie or tray for easy storage and grab and go access.
Practicing with the Blend Words Clip Cards
To start practicing with the blend words clip cards, your students will begin by drawing a card and looking at the picture. They will sound out the consonant blend words and letter sounds to determine which word matches the picture shown.
There are 12 cards included with beginning blends and 8 cards included with final blends, for a total of 20 blend cards.
Next, they’ll use their fine motor muscles to clip the correct word that matches the picture with their clothespin or clip. You can even find colorful clothespins to make it extra fun.
To ensure students are blending the sounds correctly, you can have them read the words aloud after they clip them. To challenge them, have them say a sentence using that word.
If your students have enough clips, they can complete all of the cards before unclipping them. If they only have one clip, they can complete one at a time, unclip, and move onto the next card.
Ways to Differentiate
As students begin working with more challenging phonics activities, it’s important to be able to differentiate to meet the needs of your students. You can use this activity in small groups to meet students where they’re at. This could be a great literacy center option, word work station, or even a fine motor center.
In addition, you may have students who need help with a particular blend sound. Therefore, you can sort those cards out and have them practice until they feel more confident.
Assign less cards to make it easier and more cards to make it harder. You can assign only beginning blend cards, only final blend cards, or a combination of both for a challenge.
You can give students a piece of paper or a whiteboard and dry-erase marker and have them write each word after they clip it or even write a sentence using that word.
As you can see, there are several options for differentiating this activity for your students’ skill level and your instructional setting.
I hope your students enjoy learning in a hands-on way with these blend words clip cards! They’ll be expanding their vocabulary and reading more words as they grow their skills with this activity.
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