1-2-3 Come Review Vowels With The Cat and the Hat and Me
As you add vocabulary words to your word wall, it's a good idea to continue to reinforce vowel sounds with your students. With this in mind, I thought it would be fun to do something with a Seuss theme to review vowels. The Cat in the Hat seemed like the perfect helper.
Using the sweet clip art of myclipartstore.com, I designed Seuss's tall cat to represent long vowels, and then made a shorter cat for the short vowels.
There's a template with all of the vowels on one page, (upper and lowercase versions) as well as patterns with all of the cats showing one letter. This way you can choose to work on one vowel at a time, or all five, picking your pattern accordingly.
Run the cats off, trim and then glue them to the appropriate short and long vowel boxes. I used turquoise paper for the long vowels, and yellow paper for the short vowels. Glue them together, laminate, trim and attach to a Popsicle stick with glue dots.
To easily sort and differentiate, use a different colored Popsicle stick for each vowel group. (For example, all of the A's are on red sticks, the E's on yellow etc.)
I've included a comprehensive list of words for all of the long vowels, as well as a list for all of the short vowels. I drew from elementary word wall lists, as well as the Dolch lists (PK-3rd) so that you have a nice variety to choose from.
Pass out whatever vowel cat paddles that you want to work on, call out a word from your list, and have students flip and hold up their cat paddle with the answer. You can see at a glance who is having difficulty.
If you want to cover all of the vowels at the same time, only the students with that vowel cat hold up their stick. Click on the link to view/download the Vowel Cat in the Hat Paddles packet.
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