Sunday, 26 August 2012

Spider Cards and Some Free Spider Frames

 
Oops, I am VERY late in linking up to Blog Hoppin's Friday Linky Party - but it is certainly better late than never. I got caught up with email.... its a long and very boring tale. So HERE is a set of fabulous and free spider web frames for you to add  to your latest teaching resources and classroom charts and papers.
 
I have had spiders and webs on my mind - I just listed this new packet in my TpT store and it was a whole lot of fun to make! I started making it as something for my daughter to use, but it quickly turned into a From the Pond file! It is great for students that already have a good understanding of how to read and write cvc words, but need to be challenged some more. There is no picture clue to help with the word and the letters are jumbled in the web.
 
 
 
First, we printed and laminated all the cards. I cut, laminated and cut again - giving a complete sealed edge around each card. I rounded off the corners so they were not sharp.
 
 
Students have to look at the three letters in the web, and determine the word 'spider' is trying to make in the letter boxes.
 
Once laminated, your students can write, using a dry erase marker, the word on each card.
 
 
Students will have to attend to the print and look at the shape and size of each letter to give them clues.

Once each card is complete, your students can 'wipe' the word away ready for another student to use the card.


 
Or, if only one student is using the set, they can write all the words before wiping clean.


 
After my daughter completed all the cards, we talked about rhyming words as well!


 
In the classroom, I would keep all the cards together (with the cover page from the file) in a clear plastic document wallet.
 
 
I would also laminate a 'master' copy of the worksheet and keep it with the cards.
 
I love using Write n Wipe cards with children just learning to read and write
 
because:
 
1. They LOVE them and so LOVE engaging in the activity
2. Markers are great for students learning to write as little pressure has to exerted with the pen to achieve a good clear line, and they can focus on other things, like letter formation and spelling
3. They provide a simple, fuss free centre of small group activity
4. They are perfectly child-sized
5. They are inexpensive to make and last a long time
6. You can turn just about any 'worksheet' into a write'n'wipe - I love using worksheets that we have done before, the students LOVE to revise and consolidate something they have done before
 
If you would like to see more fun freebies for cough cough Friday... head over to Blog  Hoppin and read up!
 



4 comments:

YearntoLearn said...

I tried the link for the frames and it says invalid file.

Melanie - From the Pond said...

I think TpT site is having problems..... will keep you updated

Ann Shepard said...

Mel,
This is so cute. The kids will have so much fun and will learn at the same time. It is perfect for fall and for Halloween.

Ann:)

Gina said...

That is so cute.. i have to keep this in mind for when my daughter is old enough!
Gina
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