What Letter is Missing?
Write words. Develop vocabulary and word understanding through identification and replacement of missing letters.
Player 1 : Think of a word and find the letters to write the word on the base plate.
Player 1 : Remove a letter and place it in the bowl with 3 other letters you choose.
Player 2 : Read the letters and decide which letter is missing.
Player 2 : Find the missing letter in the bowl and fill in the word.
Player 2 : Read the word.
How to prepare
1 base plate
Give the letter bricks to Player 1.
Ask “What was your strategy for the activity?”.
Ask “What happens if your words are not the same?”.
Additional letters can be pre-arranged in alphabetical order on an additional base plate. Could be a warm-up activity!
Change the number of bricks in the bowl.
Change the number of letters removed.
Change word length.
Children will develop these holistic skills
- Discover the function of the written word: Identify letters and their order and then, depending on the letter, its sound value
- Develop vocabulary and understanding in reading
- Utilize adapted games/materials during free time
- Develop tactile tracking skills: Locate, read an identified number of word or letter on a line (i.e. 4th word on line 2)
- Request and accept help from others, use peers as a resource
Did you know?
Children need high-quality interactions with peers and adults for this learning to take place.
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