I made two books: one for short vowel words and one for long vowel words. I cut each card up through the middle. On the left side of the cards I wrote a consonant or a consonant blend: b, c, d, f, g, h, j, k, l, m, n, p, qu, r, s, t, v, w, x, y, z , st, pl, fr, tr, pr, sh, and so forth. I did this for both of the little books. On the right side card, I wrote word endings. Short vowel: am, an, as, at ax, and, en, and much more. I took a phonics book (probably Alphaphonics) and using the lessons from that to adapt to the cards.
I started from the back to use the unlined side of the cards and used every single card in the booklet. It has been very handy to take along with us and it is just the right size for smaller hands.
|I wrote the title of our little books on the back cover.|
|The first pages...consonants on the left and word endings on the right.|
|Flip either side to change the beginning or ending of a word.|
I have Jackson start at the beginning with "am" and change out the word beginnings. Then we go to the next word ending and go through all of those new words. Simple, handy, easy to make and fun to use!