Sun Phonics Puzzle

Lesson #10060

Create sun puzzles to develop phonemic awareness.

Use fun shapes for creative phonics and inspire students to read. Use puzzles to convey concepts in any discipline.

Use Sun Puzzles to create unique three letter words for phonics fun and word recognition.

20588-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Sun (Basic Beginnings) - Large 22639-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Puzzle Maker #2 - Large

Supplies Used: Cardstock, Chalk, Crayons, Glue, Letters (Self-Adhesive), Marker (Black), Paper (Patterned), Scissors, Tape (Double-Sided)

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Die-cut the LG Basic Beginnings Sun using yellow cardstock or construction paper. Die-cut as many as desired.
  2. Die-cut the Sun using coordinating patterned paper. Cut along the perforated lines and adhere the patterned circle to the yellow Sun.
  3. Chalk or crayons may be used to add highlights.
  4. Using Puzzle Maker #2 die-cut the Suns, creating two Puzzle pieces.
  5. Using a black marker or self-adhesive letters, place beginning letter on one side of the Sun puzzle and the ending letters of the word on the other side of the Sun puzzle (see Main Photo).
  6. Students may then mix and match word beginnings and endings to create new words and word families.

English Language Arts: Evaluation Strategies

K-12: Standard 3

  • Students apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts. They draw on their prior experience, their interactions with other readers and writers, their knowledge of word meaning and of other texts, their word identification strategies, and their understanding of textual features (e.g., sound-letter correspondence, sentence structure, context, graphics).

English Language Arts: Applying Knowledge

K-12: Standard 6

  • Students apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions (e.g., spelling and punctuation), media techniques, figurative language, and genre to create, critique, and discuss print and non-print texts.

Standards for the English Language Arts, by the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English, Copyright 1996 by the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English. Reprinted with permission.

Source: NCTE/IRA Standards for the English Language Arts

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