Inside this resource are 55 r-controlled vowel word mapping activities that support the process of orthographic mapping. Using word maps, students learn to make connections between speech sounds (phonemes) and the letter, or letter combinations, that represent them (graphemes).
Included in this resource:
There are 10 activity pages for each r-controlled vowel, in 5 different formats, so you can easily differentiate. Also included are 5 sets of picture cards and picture keys to help you and your students identify a picture name if needed.
How to use word maps
- Say the picture name
- Map the word by tapping or clapping the sounds then coloring or covering each circle with a cube, chip, eraser etc.
- Graph the word by writing the letter or letters that represent the sounds.
- Write the word and blend the sounds to read the word.
Make it more hands-on by using the included cut and paste letters, letter stamps, bingo dabbers, play dough, magnetic letters, or letter tiles.
When to use the word maps
Word maps are ideal for small group instruction, literacy centers, interventions, morning work, independent practice, or send-home practice.
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