Need a way for students to INDEPENDENTLY practice mapping high frequency words? This is IT!!! The Science of Reading supports Orthographic Mapping as an essential tool in building fluent readers. This process helps students connect the sounds that they hear in words to the spelling that those sounds make. Mapping out sounds makes words more easily recognizable, and the words become part of a reader’s long-term memory.
When students have the opportunity to practice this mapping process hands-on, their neural connections become stronger, and they can then read and write words more fluently.
This March – St. Patrick’s Day Themed Independent Mapping Words Centers make reading FUN and the self-correcting cards give students immediate feedback!!!
Why These Stations Are Perfect For Your Class:
►allows students to practice mapping words – making connections between the sounds they hear and the letter(s) that represent those sounds
►can be used for independent small group instruction, intervention, or tutoring groups
►these sets are available for a variety of reading skills
►thematic sets offer a fun way to practice mapping words and keep students interested
►by adding interesting manipulatives, students continue to be engaged and learning is extended
Skills Targeted In This Set:
✅segmenting words to determine how many sounds there are
✅map the word into separate sounds
✅connecting the grapheme that corresponds to the phonemes heard in the word
✅blending the phonemes to say the word
✅using proper letter formation to write the word
This is a zipped file containing two separate activity files.
IN THE PDF FILE:
►”I can . . .” card to help students develop independence and feel successful for each set
►Mapping Words Mat
►100 Self-correcting Mapping Cards for 100 words from Fry’s First 100 list
For Teachers That Use ‘Heart Words’ In Their Classroom: You may teach skills at different times of the year making different parts of a high frequency word the ‘heart’ part. Because there are these differences, I have made the hearts in the PowerPoint file moveable. If you do not use ‘heart words’ in your classroom, you should utilize the PDF version of this activity.
IN THE POWERPOINT FILE:
►”I can. . . .” card to help students develop independence and feel successful mapping words and identifying the ‘heart’ part of the word when applicable ►Mapping Words Mat
►100 Self-Correcting Mapping Cards for 100 words from Fry’s First 100 (These cards have an editable heart that can be moved to indicate which part of the words has to be remembered by heart.)
Words Included In This Set:
a, about, all, and, are, as, at, an, am, be, been, but, by, call, can, come, could, day, did, do, down, each, find, first, for, from, get, go, good, had, has, have, he, her, him, his, how, I, if, in, into, is, it, like, long, look, made, make, many, may, more, my, no, not, now, number, of, on, or, other, out, part, people, said, see, she, so, some, than, that, the, their, them, then, there, these, they, this, time, to, two, up, use, want, was, water, way, we, were, what, when, which, who, will, with, word, would, write, you, your