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Section 7

Activity Bank Choose from the optional activities below to supplement the Strategies in the Appendix, and to provide variety while meeting the needs of your particular class. Each activity’s focus and who it is for (individual, small group or whole class) is identified on the right. There are a number specifically aimed at small group teaching, including extra practice for children who need it. Some of these activities are designed to help you focus more closely on the needs of children who are struggling.

Summary of contents Learning and practising letter sounds Action Trick Game ......................................................................................................................................228 Sounds Box ..................................................................................................................................................228 Sound Pops ..................................................................................................................................................229 Where is...? .................................................................................................................................................229 Sound Trick Game ......................................................................................................................................230 Whose name starts with...? .....................................................................................................................230 Hide and Seek .............................................................................................................................................231 Snails, Rabbits, Deer and Frogs ...............................................................................................................231

Initial sounds in words Listen and Jump Game..............................................................................................................................232 Clever Cat’s Cup and games for every Letterlander............................................................................233 Lost and Found Game ...............................................................................................................................235 The Great Vowel Race ................................................................................................................................236 Memory Game ............................................................................................................................................237 Eyes Shut Riddle Game..............................................................................................................................237 Knock, Knock ...............................................................................................................................................238

Alphabet names Letter names or letter sounds? .................................................................................................................239 Verses for traditional alphabet names ...................................................................................................239 Activities with the traditional alphabet song.........................................................................................240 Saying letter names in and out of order .................................................................................................240 Incorporating letter names in other activities .......................................................................................240

Blending and segmenting words Blending Clues ............................................................................................................................................242 Sammy Snake’s Slide and Say ..................................................................................................................243 Star Words ...................................................................................................................................................244 Essential Words Phrase Game .................................................................................................................245 Look-Say-Cover-Write-Check.....................................................................................................................245

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