Initial Sounds Phonics Puzzle
Free Electronic Jigsaw Puzzle
This electronic puzzle is for Desktop, Tablet and Mobile and is based on the initial sounds – q, r, s, t, long u, short u
Initial Sounds Words:
- quill, quick, question, quit, quiz, queen, quarter, quail, quack, quiet & quote
- rose, race, rooster, red, rope, rocket, rain, rainbow, ring, rabbit & robot
- salad, sandwich, scissors, sail, seal, sleep, scientist, salt, snake, sauce
Teaching Tips and Tricks for these Initial Sound Phonics Jigsaw Puzzles
- Pretest – From running records or other assessments note the sounds students have mastered, need reinforcement or need to have introduced. Have students solve puzzles relative to the sounds they need to ‘work on’.
- Model – Model your self talk and ways to think about sounds while working through a puzzle with your students.
- (In your best King Julien Voice) Don’t Touch the Puzzle! – Look at the preview image of the puzzle and have students predict possible words they think may be included on the jigsaw Brainstorm in pairs words .
Initial Sounds Words:
- turtle, table, ten, teeth, tadpole, telescope, toad, tiger, tent, toes and teddy bear
- unicycle, UFO, ukulele, university, uniform, universe, unicorn, utensils
- unhappy, ugly, umpire, underpants, unlock, upset, up, under, udder, usher
Possible Ways to Use these Puzzles:
- Take a Picture Walk – Say aloud, “For some of the pictures on the puzzle I find it a bit hard to work out the u sound . Take this one of the bear… I don’t hear the u sound. Let’s use the letters to work out the word.
- Putting Pieces Together – Model self-talk. “OK, now I’ve got it! The picture is of what the bear is riding”
- Repeat the Sounds – “Now I’m going to say the word aloud to myself and listen for the u sound.u-u-u-nicycle.”
Puzzle Solving Skills – Model your self-talk as move the pieces around e.g. ‘I like to get the bottom edge sorted first and I then look for the other edge pieces. After that I like to fill in the center of the puzzle. What do you like to do?’
Feel free to give it a spin.
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