One of my favorite activities each week during guided reading was our read and match station. Students were introduced to a phonics pattern each week for our spelling program. (we most recently used FUNdations) In order for my students to practice decoding and applying that new phonics pattern, I created a set of read and match cards for all the phonics patterns. Usually I used these cards three ways. First as a whole class reference when introducing and reviewing our phonics/spelling pattern of the week. Second, as an independent station that students went to with a partner, and third, I had an extra set of each pattern to be able to pull out at the guided reading table for students that needed a more supported chance to decode and match.
At the pocket chart during guided reading.
At the guided reading table students are decoding and then finding the picture to match the word they just read.
The great news is that you may already own these! If you own The Big Phonics Bundle, I have added all the updated read and match sets in one folder so you can find them easily! Just download the bundle again from your purchases. Some of the phonics sets did not have read and match pictures because there was limited clip art at the time that I made them. Now they all have read and match cards! I made sure to update every phonics set.
The cards remain a station for the week. I also created a set of recording sheets if you like students to write down their work during stations.
This is what they look like close up. Having the picture separate from the word ensures that students must decode the word.
Each set of read and match cards look like this.
Inside, you will find all the read and match cards for the phonics patterns.
Remember, if you already own The Big Phonics Bundle you now own these updated cards! They are in one folder by phonics pattern so you can easily access them.