Literacy Stews – Cooking Up Letters, Sounds, Sight Words, & Names
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Make learning about letters, sounds, sight words, and names FUN and engaging with Literacy Stews™️! It’s a fun, hands-on game to help students develop various literacy skills, including letter identification, beginning sounds/initial sounds, his/her name, sight words, and various concepts of print!
The literacy stews are similar, so once they learn how to play a few, they will know how to play them all year long! Just swap out the cards and letter manipulatives, and you are ready to go!
How to Play: Students pick a card, identify the letter or sound, find the corresponding letter on the tray, and put it in the pot to make the stew! If it’s a word card, students identify the word or name, build the word on the spoon, and put it in the pot to make the stew! Then sort the letters onto tray and play again! Optional recording pages are included.
• Teacher Pages: Tips, Tricks, and All the Details
• Organization Tips, Tricks, and Labels
• Letter and Sound Charts
• Song Cards
• Letter Stews with Individual Cards
• Sound Stews with Individual Cards
• Blank Letter Recipe Cards
• Letter Stews Recipe Cards
• Sound Stews Recipe Cards
• Letter Sort Stews Recipe Cards
• Name Stews (blank card)
• Name Stews (blank card) (editable PowerPoint & editable PDF)
• Sight Word Stews
– blank sight word cards
– Fry list 1 sight word stew
– Fry list 2 sight word stew
– Fry list 3 sight word stew
– Pre-primer sight word stew
– Primer sight word stew
– Editable sight word cards are included! (editable PowerPoint & editable PDF)
• 24 Recording Pages
Just a note about the sound icons: To try and meet the need of your students, two sets of sound clip art are included.
– Set 1 uses food clip art. For some students or classrooms, the food clipart might be tricky (ex: asparagus, olives, quesadillas).
– Set 2 uses typical beginning sound clip art, AND it matches the letter carts! To help manage and sort the cards, SET 2 has a small star in the corner.
A little more about Literacy Stews!
Letter and Sound Stews
Two letter and sound stew game variations are included: individual cards and recipe cards. The individual cards, students identify one letter or sound at a time, and for the recipe cards, students identify four letters or sounds at a time.
Students pick a card, identify the letter or sound, find the corresponding letter on the tray, and put it in the pot to make the stew! Five different sets of individual letter or sound cards are included, and six different sets of recipe letter or sound cards are included.
Sorting letters helps students notice the characteristics and distinctive features of each letter, and sorting letter stews makes sorting letters FUN!
Name stew is a fun activity for students to learn their own name and their friend’s name as well as letters and sounds.
Use the included blank page OR create a set of stew name cards with the fillable PDF. Just type the names into a chart, and it auto-fills all the name cards for you! There is also an editable PowerPoint file as well.
Sight Word Stews
Sight word stew is a fun activity for students to learn sight words as well as letters and sounds.
Use the included blank page OR create a set stew sight word cards with the fillable PDF. Just type the words into a chart, and it auto-fills all the name cards for you!
To help organize the cards, each set has a label, and each card is labeled with which set it comes from in the corner. Place the label on a baggie to keep the cards organized.
Alphabet Book Connections
Reading an alphabet book at circle time? Do a letter or sound stew AFTER you read it as a whole group, small group, or center activity. Place the book out with the stew, and you have a quick, easy alphabet activity.
There are many ways to differentiate literacy stews to meet the needs of your students.
Manipulatives and Charts – use different manipulatives & charts with different students to differentiate
• Use only uppercase letter manipulatives and charts
• Use only lowercase letter manipulatives and charts
• Mix charts and manipulatives (ex: use lowercase letter manipulatives and uppercase letter charts)
• Use sound manipulatives/magnets and/or charts