We recently purchased the Bananagrams (basically scrabble in a cool banana pouch) that has 144 letter tiles so we could use the tiles for spelling practice.
I love the weight of the tiles -- they have real substance which provides nice sensory input. Unfortunately the letters are in all caps, but we'll work on that next.
I think it would be even more fun to have real 1" ceramic tiles to use with letters written in wet-erase markers!!!!
Today we worked on the "i_e" word patterns. Here are the word endings we laid out with the tiles:
We selected these consonants to experiment with as beginning sounds for these word endings:
- b, d, f, h, j, k, l, m, n, p, r, s, t, v, w
Here are the words the kids "cooked up" and recognized as real words using those "ingredients:
- bike, bite
- dice, dime, dine, dire, dive
- file, fine, fire, five
- hide, hike, hive,
- lice, like, lime, live
- mice, mike, mile, mime, mine
- nice, nile, nine
- pile, pine, pipe
- rice, ride, ripe
- side, site
- tide, tile, time, tire
- wine, wipe