Lately my firsties have been having some trouble with blends in spelling words. In honor of the upcoming Thanksgiving holidays, I created this center with a cornucopia theme. Brimming with blends has students read words on traditional cornucopia foods and then sort the word onto the matching blend onset cornucopia.
There are 80 words with blends and 15 cornucopias with blend onsets and a recording page. I've also included a smaller recording page with blank cornucopias where you can choose six mats and write in your own blends to make your center match the words you are studying. There is a page with blank foods also included.
Here are the Common Core State Standards associated with this center:CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.2 Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.2a Distinguish long from short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.2b Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.2c Isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single-syllable words.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.3 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.3a Know the spelling-sound correspondences for common consonant digraphs.