It all started with a box. Literally– really– it all started with a box. While walking through Michael’s Craft Store one day I came across this plastic bead tote and thought what a great container for activities. I have several teacher friends who serve as Title One support for classrooms and they are always on the go. When moving from classroom to classroom having materials organized is certainly a must. Even if you’re not moving between classrooms, having your materials organized is so important as you could lose precious minutes during intervention just trying to find your materials.
This box can certainly help with organizing picture cards. I decided to create two sets- a phonemic awareness box and a phonic box. The Big Box of Phonics Activities contains over 500 picture cards designed to teaching and reinforce basic phonics concepts. The concepts in this download include: short vowels/CVC words, Consonant Blends, Consonant Digraphs, Magic e, R-Controlled Vowels and Vowel Teams.
Each concepts includes a Common Core Alignment card and several activities with step-by-step directions. The activities are ideal for use during small group instruction.
Although the cards and stickers were specifically designed to fit into this box, there are many different ways to store the cards. Some teachers have chosen to store their cards in small-plastic soap-like containers. That works too!