Sort It Out: Vowels
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Try Sort It Out: Vowels
with a sample word list!
- K-2ndMixed Vowels List 1
- K-2ndMixed Vowels List 2
- 3rd-5thMixed Vowels List 3
- 3rd-5thMixed Vowels List 4
Note: Although this activity is designed for the grade levels above, it can also be used as a remediation or enrichment activity at any grade level with an appropriate word list.
- Foundational Skills
As students become more proficient with phonological awareness, they are ready to start decoding words. Many students have difficulties using vowels appropriately.
Once they know that there are individual phonemes (sounds), they learn that there are graphemes (symbols) that correspond to them. They are then ready to decode individual sounds to read words.
The activity can be projected onto a whiteboard for an engaging interactive review game. Teachers can also assign Sort It Out: Vowels for independent practice during literacy centers or for homework.
Students are instructed to drag the word to the correct column. Immediate feedback is provided. If the answer is incorrect, students are encouraged to keep trying until they get the answer right.
Teaching Tip: Teachers can use Sort It Out: Vowels to distinguish between the short, long and pesky vowels in words. It is fun to play with the whole class.