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Read! Build! Write! Vocabulary Mats ~ Free Printables

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Read, Build, Write Vocabulary Mats

What are Read, Build, and Write Vocabulary mats? Basically, they are a fun way for you to squeeze in a little extra learning with your child! Print off one of the mats to use with your child {or in your classroom}. There are multiple colors of vocabulary mats to choose from ~ since I couldn’t decide on just one. :)

Here’s a summary of how to use them:

Read: Place one of the vocabulary cards in the top box and read the word together.

Build: Use letter tiles or magnets to build the word in the second box.

Write: Finally, practice writing the word in the bottom box.

Print the mats onto cardstock and then laminate them so that you can use Vis-à-vis markers or dry erase markers on the mats.

Initially, I put a set of these in for one of my Preschool Packs and then thought these would be a FUN addition to the many themes and books we read throughout the year.

Read, Build, Write cards

Check out the Read! Build! Write! webpage to find vocabulary cards to go along with all of the Preschool Packs that I’ve put together so far, along with some other fun themes and books {I’ll be doing some to go along with our Before Five in a Row studies too!}.

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  1. These look great, I can’t wait to try them, :)  I wasn’t able to download the vocabulary cards, when I clicked on them, nothing happened.  Maybe I’m in the wrong place?  Also, since I love your materials, I wanted to ask if you perhaps have any plans to do any kindergarten packs??  Thank you so much!

  2. Those are a great idea!

  3. These would be great for All About Spelling too, in a weird sort of way.  I’m eagerly waiting for their next sale to order some more letters.  I’ve finally found a way to make the letters work in my home!  YEAH!

  4. These are great!  Thank you so much for sharing them.  My dd is going to be starting sight words soon and is starting to work on CVC words.  I think that this will be a fun activity for her to practice with.  She is such a kinesthetic learner.  This will be great for her.

  5. What a great idea! Thank you so much for sharing!!

  6. Love these!  Sammy is going to have a lot of fun with these this year!

  7. This will be perfect for my preschooler.  We’re doing Before Five in a Row, and the vocab cards look like a great addition to that!

    • can’t wait to show you some of the rest of the BFIAR stuff I’ve been working on! :) I’ll be sharing something next week that you will love!

  8. These are great and will work well with our Before Five in a Row curriculum. I can use the cards to work with our Explode the Code books too!  Thank you so much!

  9. These are awesome! Thank you so much for sharing! Your website is such a blessing to our family. Thank you! We are looking forward to following along with BFIAR too! 

  10. These are great!  We are using B4FIAR – can’t wait to see your printables to go along with that curriculum.  Thanks for sharing with us!

  11. Thanks for joining the Five in a Row Blogroll!

    May you and your family have a fantastic year of ‘rowing’ some wonderful books.

  12. Susan mom of 11 says

    Can anyone recommend a good way to laminate? Need to keep it inexpensive. For posters and such, I have always just used cheap strapping tape, but that would not work well for something I want them to write on. (Instructions would be great too!) Thanks!

    • hmmmm…other than clear contact paper you can buy at Walmart {the type you would use on kitchen shelves}, that’s all I can think of for larger items. It’s what I used when I was teaching at school.

    • Susan mom of 11 says

      Oh! Duh! I even have a roll of that around somewhere. Thanks!

  13. Very neat. I am going to put a post on my blog (www.quaintscribbles.wordpress.com)


  14. Sarah Sneath says

    Shared about this on Facebook! Thank you!

  15. Thank you for the printables. I love the idea and will most definitely use the mats.

  16. thanks for sharing, Jackie. :)

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