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How to Set up the Ocean Sliders
The set up for these is really quite simply. Start by cutting out all the pieces. The letter strips are marked on the page as to which picture they belong with.
Print it all out on cardstock, otherwise it’s a bit too flimsy.
Cut a long slit on the shark and whale portions, one on the top and one on the bottom of the white rectangle. I made my a wide slit so the word strip would glide through easily.
Tape the two pieces of the word strips together so you have one long word strip for each digraph.
Finally, slide the word strip in so the letters show up in the little window. You should now be able to pull it up or down to change the word.
How to Use the Ocean Word Sliders
There are multiple ways to use the word sliders. The first would be to simply slider the strip up and down and see all the different words that can be made. Read each new word you come to (or have your child read it).
Another method involves using the recording sheet and tiles like Bananagrams. First, find a new word with the slider. Then make the word using the bananagrams (Scrabble tiles work as well). Finally, write the word on the line.
There are two separate sliders. The whale is for words that begin with wh and the shark is for words that start with sh. Each slider has a list of 14 word endings that will make a word (unless you match the strip with the wrong slider. Those don’t match up as well, as I found out!)
No 4 letter words were included in the making of these word sliders (none of those 4 letters words).