Engaging and hands-on letter matching, beginning sounds, CVC words, CVCe words, long vowels, beginning blends, beginning and ending digraphs, and r-controlled vowels practice! Your students will love fishing, matching up the pictures and letters/words (fish and oceans) and using the recording sheets to write down all of the sounds or words they catch! These are great for whole-class teaching, small group instruction, literacy centers, independent practice, morning work, or intervention.
470 pictures (fish) and 470 corresponding letters, sounds or words (oceans) in color OR black and white that can be matched together to practice important and crucial beginning reading skills, letter recognition, beginning sounds, decoding CVC words, decoding CVCe words, long vowels, beginning blends, beginning and ending digraphs, and r-controlled vowels . This fishing game can be used for many different purposes and in a variety of ways.
Why use Literacy Fishing?
Research supports how important it is for beginning readers to practice letters, sounds, and decoding. Intentional, frequent, and focused opportunities to practice over an extended time (deliberate practice) facilitates automaticity with these skills. Since research also shows that learners are more motivated to do an activity that is fun and novel, Literacy Fishing is an activity that meets that criteria. Literacy Fishing combines the motivation of a hands-on, engaging activity and deliberate practice with the goal of helping students gain automaticity in letter names, letter sounds, and decoding words and does it in a way that is both fun and motivational.
How to Use:
Students catch a fish, identify the letter, beginning sound, CVC word, CVCe or long vowel word, blend, diagraph, or r-controlled vowel of the picture, and find the matching letter, sound, or word on an ocean scene. They can then write the letter, sound, or word on the recording sheets (optional).
We purchased magnetic fishing poles from Lakeshore Learning; however, you can also make your own poles with wooden dowels, pencils, chopsticks, or anything that would make sturdy “fishing poles.” Tie string on the end of each “pole.” Then, attach a magnet on the end of each string. Put a paperclip or brad on each fish. This can also be played without using magnetic fishing poles. Simply place the fish in a sensory bin (filled with blue shredded paper, water beads, etc.) and students can pull a fish from the “ocean”.
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