I’ve been gushing about cootie catchers for a few weeks now. This quick video shows you one of my favorite ways to use phonics cootie catchers in your classroom:
Can’t see the video, watch it here.
The video talks about having students work in partners, and they work particularly well that way, but that’s not the only way to use them. You can use cootie catchers for:
- Independent practice in class
Follow the same steps shown in the video, but the student makes their own choices, works the cootie catcher, and writes down their results.
- Small group work
Students can work around the group, with one student working the cootie catcher and others taking turns making choices and recording words. Students can pass the cootie catcher around and continue taking turns.
- Part of a literacy station
Once students know how to use cootie catchers, you can use them at a literacy station as individual or partner work. Students often think of cootie catchers as games not work, so they can make a good “choice” activity.
- Home practice and consolidation
Give students a cootie catcher and a worksheet set up with spaces to record their answers for home practice and consolidation of skills.
Given the multiple ways to use them and the fun students have, you can never have too many cootie catchers!
Imagine having 100 cootie catchers that covered digraphs, multiple spellings for one sound (for a wide variety of sounds), CVC and consonant blend words, VCC, CVCC, and CCVC words, and CCVCC, CVCCC, CCCVC and CCCVCC words.
Keep phonics fun—and easy on you. The Phonics Cootie Catcher Bundle gives you more than 100 different cootie catchers for use with your K–2 students.
Each set of cootie catchers includes printable cootie catchers, instructions on how to assemble the cootie catchers as well as how you can use them in your class with your students. They also each come with a word overview sheet. This sheet provides all of the words used in each cootie catcher.
100+ phonics cootie catchers
The cootie catchers in the bundle cover these sounds and spellings.
This pack includes 15 different cootie catchers split into five sets of words, where each set introduces new sounds/letters.
Set 1: a, i, m, n, o, p, s, t
Set 2: b, c, g, h
Set 3: d, e, f, v
Set 4: k, l, r, u
Set 5: j, w, x, y, z
Pack 2 – VCC, CVCC, CCVC words
This pack includes 16 different cootie catchers split into two sets of words.
Set 1: VCC and CVCC words
Set 2: VCC and CCVC words
Pack 3 – CVCCC, CCVCC, CCCVC, CCVCCC, CCCVCC words
This pack includes 18 different cootie catchers split into four sets of words.
Set 1: CCVCC words
Set 2: CVCCC and CCCVC words
Set 3: CCVCC and CCVCCC words
Set 4: CCVCC, CVCCC, CCCVC and CCCVCC words
This pack includes 14 different cootie catchers split into eight sets of words, where each one focuses on one digraph.
Set 1: sh
Set 2: ch
Set 3: ck
Set 4: th
Set 5: ng
Set 6: qu
Set 7: wh
Set 8: le
This pack includes 26 different cootie catchers in color and black and white for eight different sets of words/sounds. Each set contains words that have the sound focus.
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
This pack includes 29 different cootie catchers in color for seven different sets of words/sounds. Each set contains words that have the sound focus.
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
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