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, 42 pages.
What you’ll get in the pack
This pack includes 29 different cootie catchers in color for 7 different sets of words/sounds. Each set includes words that have the sound focus. The sets include:
Set 1: Sound b/oo/k, Spellings: oo, u, oul
Set 2: Sound /u/, Spellings: u, o, ou, oo
Set 3: Sound /s/, Spellings: s, ss, st, c, ce, se, sc
Set 4: Sound /l/, Spellings: l, ll, al, el, il, le, ol
Set 5: Sound /or/, Spellings: or, aw, a, ar, au, al
Set 6: Sound /air/, Spellings: air, are, ear, ere, eir, ayer, ayor
Set 7: Sound /ue/, Spellings: ue, ew, u, u-e
Each set of chatterboxes also includes a word overview sheet. This sheet provides all of the words used in each chatterbox. 1, 2 and 3 syllable words are included in each set to help differentiate for student abilities.
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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This item is also available from my Teachers Pay Teachers store.
Here’s what teachers are saying
“Great at student engagement!”
“A great addition to the Sounds-Write program – I just wish I had more in my copying budget. Thanks”
“Can’t wait to use these with my Firsties!! Very excited when I saw them as I am always looking for extra reinforcement activities during my Reading block!!”
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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