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 matching up the pictures and letters/words (locks and keys) and using the recording sheet to write down all of the sounds, or words they unlock! These are great for whole-class teaching, small group instruction, literacy centers, independent practice, morning work, or intervention.
466 pictures (locks) and 466 corresponding letters, sounds or words (keys) 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 . These locks can be used for many different purposes and in a variety of ways.
Why use Literacy Locks?
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 Locks is an activity that meets that criteria. Literacy Locks combine 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 to do it in a way that is both fun and motivational.
How to Use:
Students choose a lock, 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 a key. They can then write the letter, sound, or word on a lock on the recording sheet (optional).
If you have any questions, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to click HERE to follow our store for new products and freebies! We will be adding additional locks for a variety of math skills!
Linda Ekstrom and Michelle Woods
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