After your students master beginning sounds, you can start on the ending sounds cards. Since students will already know how to play this game, you can easily throw it in your centers and tell them this time they are working on ending sounds. I like using similar games throughout the year because it makes planning easy on me and giving instructions for new centers easy on the kids! These alphabet letters are actually beads, so besides using them for this activity, students can string these beads to word on building words, sequencing the alphabet, practicing their names, etc. You can find these Uppercase Alphabet Lacing Beads on Amazon. I have the uppercase set, but it’d be nice to get the Lowercase Alphabet Lacing Beads as well, so students are building the words correctly.
When you are ready to teach short vowel sounds, you can whip out these middle sound cards.
Each set of cards comes with a recording sheet as well. Students will write down the missing sound they found to build their word. This is a nice way to hold your students accountable for their work while they are at centers.