Hot Dots® Phonics Activity Cards, Reading Readiness

Hot Dots® Phonics Activity Cards, Reading Readiness

Item # 2780
Ages 5-10
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Pressure-sensitive cards work with Talking Hot Dots® Pen or alone as flash cards.
  • Teaches letters, numbers, shapes, colors, sounds and rhymes

  • Includes 36 double-sided, illustrated cards with 72 reading readiness activities total

  • Creates positive feelings about learning when used with Talking Hot Dots® Pen (EI-2370, available separately) that cheers successes and provides gentle guidance when students answer questions incorrectly

  • Package doubles as storage box for easy cleanup and take-home practice

  • Grades K+


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  • K.CC.1. Count to 100 by ones and by tens.
  • K.CC.2. Count forward beginning from a given number within the known sequence.
  • K.CC.7. Compare two numbers between 1 and 10 presented as written numerals.
  • K.G.1. Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the relative positions of these objects using terms such as above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to.
  • K.G.2. Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.
  • 1.OA.5. Relate counting to addition and subtraction (e.g., by counting on 2 to add 2).
  • 1.OA.6. Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10. Use strategies such as counting on.
  • 1.G.1. Distinguish between defining attributes (e.g., triangles are closed and three-sided) versus non-defining attributes (e.g., color, orientation, overall size); build and draw shapes to possess defining attributes.
  • 1.G.2. Compose two-dimensional shapes (rectangles, squares, trapezoids, triangles, half-circles, and quarter-circles) or three-dimensional shapes (cubes, right rectangular prisms, right circular cones, and right circular cylinders) to create a composite shape, and compose new shapes from the composite shape.
  • RF.K.1. Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print. Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet.
  • RF.K.2. Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes). Recognize and produce rhyming words.
  • RF.K.3. Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. Demonstrate basic knowledge of letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary or most frequent sound for each consonant.
  • K.G.3. Identify shapes as two-dimensional (lying in a plane, “flat”) or three-dimensional (“solid”).

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