Peek-a-Boo! for CCVC & CVCC blends is an activity I created for my ESL students to help them work on blends. It also helps them see the different sounds in a word, and how those sounds come together to create one whole word. In this activity students open one flap at a time and say the sound under each flap. Once they are successful making the sounds under all three flaps they reveal the whole word under the larger flap on the right. Breaking down the word visually is less intimidating to my beginning readers so they feel more comfortable tackling these larger words.
The hands on experience is beneficial to my ESL students, but can also help native English speakers who are just learning to read. Students of all backgrounds enjoy sliding in a new card and "peeking" into each flap. The sleeves are easy to cutout and create, and come with picture guided direction. If you are interested in checking out this item you can get a FREE Sample here.
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