Short Vowel Bingo
Short vowels sounds are tricky for many beginning readers. Once introduced, students need ample opportunities to practice hearing and distinguishing short vowel sounds. Phonics First® takes into account that mastery of short vowel sounds needs special attention. We can help students work towards automatic memory recall by giving adequate review time using short vowel sounds. Use the following Short Vowel Bingo Game Here as a Vowel Intensive after the Phonics First® Three-Part Drill.
Remember, Phonemic Awareness is not Phonics, as it does not involve words in print. When practicing Phonemic Awareness, students are practicing auditory skills with spoken language only.
So, without further ado, I introduce you to the Short Vowel Intensive Bingo…….
- Short Vowel Intensive Cheat Sheet
- Short Vowel Bingo student card
- Bingo markers, chips or even candy to mark the boxes
Short Vowel Bingo Directions
- Hand out a Bingo card to each student.
- Have students randomly write a vowel in each box. This activity is adaptable to the needs of your students. Practice distinguishing between two vowels or incorporate all five vowels!
- Simply start calling out vowel sounds from the Short Vowel Intensive Cheat Sheet.
- Students cover called vowels with a marker or chip.
- When a student covers 4 vowels in a row, they will repeat each vowel sound as they uncover their chip on the winning row!
- Place each Bingo board in a page protector and use Wipe-Off markers so you can play multiple times and the game is ready to go!
- Use the Short Vowel Intensive Cheat Sheet to move from single vowel sounds to the CVC patterns.
Samantha Brooks, MSE, Dyslexia Therapist
Samantha Brooks is an Instructor with Brainspring Educator Academy.