There is a book for each short vowel (CVC) and they all have the same layout. They are also in an easy to construct layout - you just copy, staple and cut. There are two books to a page - the pictures in this post show a constructed book. Each book has a cover page:
On the next page, the students are asked to draw a line matching the picture to the word. I like this page because it shows that they can read the word and that they understand what that word is.
The next page is similar to the previous one...this time the students paste the matching word underneath each picture.
This next page was my students favorite page. One sweet student said that it was 'tricky for her brain'... I love first graders! The students have to unscramble the letters to make a word, then they have to color the picture that matches the word that they just unscrambled.
On the next page, the students read each sentence and draw a line to the matching picture. The students colored their pictures after they matched...but I was a little lazy in my sample (:
Phew! There are still more --the next page is a simple page in which the students fill in the blank with a word to finish the sentence so that it matches the picture.
This next page is one of my favorites - my students can always use extra practice on rhyming words! The students read the word in the top of the box and color the pictures that rhyme with that word.
We made it to the last page!! This one really puts the students' understanding of the phonics skill to the test because they have to read a short passage and show understanding of the passage by coloring parts of the picture.
I would love to hear your thoughts!! Based on the response to these I have hopes of making interactive phonics books for blends and long vowels (CVCe).
Hooray! Now I am going to sit back and cuddle up with some hot chocolate - I feel like this cold weather came out of nowhere!! Click on the picture below if you would like to grab the file - it's on sale for this weekend only.
Have a great weekend (: