WORD BUILDING OPTIONS:
The first step to making Alphabet Soup is to download the freebie to the left and print each page on colored cardstock as directed, laminate them, and cut apart. Put small letters and word family cards in a tackle box for storage for making words. The sound cards (index card size) are what you need for making Alphabet Soup.
2. Stir them up with your wooden spoon (prop) to mix them up. Then, pull one sound card from the post at a time. Ask your students to write a word of your choice with the secret ingredient in all the possible ways they know.
3. Once finished, have them star or circle the way they’ve “seen in print”.
4. Compare spellings and discuss pattern as a group. The idea is simple, but yet with a few props and enthusiasm, it becomes a game.