Scholastic Learning Mats promote early literacy skills through fun write-on/wipe-off activities. This set focuses on long vowels and includes 10 two-sided beehive mats along with 60 bees, the latter of which feature a long vowel sound and example word. Children will learn to identify long-vowel sounds and words, read and write long-vowel words, recognize spelling patterns that represent long-vowel sounds, and develop vocabulary. Wipe-off crayons and activity guide included. Ages 5 & up. Grades K-2.
The Long Vowels Mats kit contains ten colorful two-sided game mats, 57 bees labeled with long-vowel words, and wipe-off crayons. Three blank bees are provided for use as additional game pieces or replacements, in case a labeled bee gets lost or damaged. Simply use a permanent marker to write the missing words on the piece.
The kit is designed to meet the following key instructional goals:
using letter-sound knowledge to identify words with long vowels
distinguishing the long-vowel sound in words
developing automaticity (fluency) in reading words with long vowels
writing words with long vowels
developing vocabulary For use with Grades K-2.