Spelling Hat Manipulative

Lesson #9959

Make a Sliding Hat for every student to use for spelling reinforcement.
Can use either AllStar or SureCut Dies.

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

Assemble unique sliders to create words from different beginning and ending sounds.

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Note: This lesson can be created using either Ellison AllStar or SureCut Dies.

Supplies Used: Cardstock, Glue, Pen, Scissors

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

  1. Die-cut LG Sliding Hat using two contrasting colors of cardstock or construction paper.
  2. Leave one color whole and cut highlights from the other color. Adhere the highlights to the whole Hat (see Main Photo).
  3. Hand cut 1 1/4" x 5 3/8" strips or die-cut LG Sliding Strips using white paper. Print beginning and ending letters or sounds, word families or spelling words.
  4. Slide the completed Strips through the openings in the Hat (see Main Photo).
  5. The Sliding Cup or Sliding Bell, along with the Sliding Strips, may also be used for spelling, math, upper and lower case recognition and more (see Main Photo).

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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