A few years ago my daughter and Lizzie and I were checking out the donated movies at our local Habitat for Humanity store and it just hit me! Those old VHS cases would be perfect storage for teaching activities! They would store so nicely on shelves and you’d just be able to pick the skill you’d like to address, grab the case and all the materials you need will be right there! Shortly after our little trip I started creating the activities for the VHS cases. I started with rhyme and ended with vowel teams. There are a total of 17 different Activities on the Go! phonemic and phonics-based activities.
The Activities on the Go! for r-controlled vowels and for vowel teams are two of the more advanced phonics skills. Each activity contains over 50 phonics cards and are organized pretty much the same way. The case contains a directions page which can be placed on the inside cover. This is especially helpful for classroom volunteers. The materials needed for each activity also fit in the case. For these activities, a dry erase marker is needed and it can easily slide under the cards.
There are two different types of activities in the r-controlled vowels and vowel teams download. The first activity involves having the student circle the correct r-controlled vowel and the second activity has your student writing the correct r-controlled vowel. When done, simply wipe the cards clean and use over and over again!
The Activities on the Go! for vowel teams contains over 60 cards for addressing the long vowel spellings: ai, ea, ee and oa. The cards are perfect for either small group instruction, centers or for 1-1 instruction with classroom volunteers.
Each download contains a title page which can be slid into the top of the VHS case.
Oh! They fit so perfectly on our shelves! Just Grab and Go!