Cootie catchers (or chatterboxes/fortune tellers) are a fun way of combining a popular children’s game with some practice in reading and spelling words that have a particular phonics focus. This item is suitable for Grades 1 – 4, 66 pages.
What you’ll get in the pack
This pack includes 26 different cootie catchers in color and black and white for 8 different sets of words/sounds. Each set includes words that have the sound focus. The sets include:
Set 1: Sound /ae/, Spellings: ay, ea, a-e, ai, a, eigh, ei
Set 2: Sound /ee/, Spellings: e, ea, y, ee, ey, ie
Set 3: Sound /oe/, Spellings: o, oa, ow, o-e, oe
Set 4: Sound /er/, Spellings: er, ir, or, ur, ear
Set 5: Sound /e/, Spellings: e, ea
Set 6: Sound /ow/, Spellings: ou, ow
Set 7: Sound /oo/, Spellings: oo, ew, ue, u-e, ui
Set 8: Sound /ie/, Spellings: i, ie, y, i-e, igh
Each set of chatterboxes also includes a word overview sheet. This sheet provides all of the words used in each chatterbox. Instructions are included for how to assemble the cootie catchers, as well as for how you can use them in your class.
To give you a bit of an idea as to how you can use the cootie catchers, I’ve put together a video showing how I use them with my students. Check it out by watching the video below.
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Here’s what teachers are saying
“LOVE LOVE LOVE these! What kids don’t love a cootie! My kids are wanting to play with their words all the time!”
“My students love these and they don’t even know they are practicing spelling.”
“This is an awesome product! The directions are very clear and I think my students will love being able to “play” during phonics. 🙂 Thank you!”
“Children don’t realise they are working, thank you.”
What do you receive after your purchase?
Once you have completed your purchase you will receive an email with your receipt and a link to download the cootie catchers.
Click on the link in the email to open the resource as a PDF. You are then able to save the resource to your computer.
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