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Directed Drawing for Phonics SENTENCES (140+ Phonics Sentence Cards)

Directed Drawing for Phonics SENTENCES (140+ Phonics Sentence Cards)

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Flash Cards, Centers


Balanced Literacy, Phonics, Spelling

Do your students need more phonics and sentence writing practice through the year?

This bundle includes 7 phonics sets (140+ phonics sentence cards!) to use with original directed drawing templates. Students write the sentence, check that it’s correct on the back of each card, and then add one detail to their picture!
It’s like Directed Drawing for writing SENTENCES!

NOTE: This set is currently reduced by 50% as an introductory price, and will increase when the promotion is over.

NOTE: This set is part of a larger bundle that uses phonics or math task cards for entire year! The format is the same, but the content covers all spelling patterns for the year as well as math!


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This is FUN and simple phonics activity to use all year in your literacy centers, skills practice time, or small group lessons! You just need any of the sets of sentence cards and a drawing template, and it can be played with a partner or alone. The cards and template can be laminated and used over and over with dry erase markers, or simply printed for drawing on as is.


Use any of the phonics sentence task cards sets in this comprehensive collection. I introduce a new set each week with our instruction to reinforce lessons. Each set of sentences contain words for a particular phonics topic, such as long vowels, blends or diphthongs. See the preview for a detailed list of topics.

Students choose a phonics sentence card, decode and write the sentence on the card (if laminated), and on the drawing template page.

Turn the card over to check the accuracy of the sentence, and if correct, add one detail to the drawing as directed on the page. Then repeat with a new card!

This is a partner game where students complete a picture collaboratively. Meaningful discussion of phonics and sentence structure occurs as students deliberate their answers.

However, this can also be played alone, and works really well as an early finisher’s job.


There are several different directed drawing templates which can be used with ANY of the phonics sets. Add a new one each week to ensure that students are always engaged as they work through different phonics topics. My students look forward to a different picture to draw each week!


Because students easily mix up cards from different sets, each sentence card is labeled in the top right corner as to which set it belongs to. The cards are also numbered.


Sentences are divided into following phonics topics:

Short Vowel Sounds A
Short Vowel Sounds E
Short Vowel Sounds O
Short Vowel Sounds U
Short Vowel Sounds I
Long Vowels CVCE
Vowel Pairs
R-Controlled Vowels
S Blends
L Blends
R Blends

Single Player Option

Although this is a partner game to encourage peer discussion about sentence writing and phonics concepts, it can also be played alone by early finishers or even as home practice!
My students LOVE this kind of “homework”!

Early Finishers

What about early finishers?
Students can immediately start another picture with more of their task cards. If you’re using dry erase markers, students can simply erase and start again. If you’re using paper copies, have lots of blank copies available.


Students LOVE writing about their drawings! Pictures can be glued into writing journals so students can write a story about their creations!


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3 reviews
    Sparkles and Students
    09 Jul 2023
    I love using these in my classroom. They are so fun to use for phonemic awareness and sentence reading fluency.
    Cara Croonquist
    09 Jul 2023
    This is a great resource. Very helpful in the classroom. Kids are engaged. Makes a great center.
    Lisa F
    09 Jul 2023
    I used this resource with my third grade intervention group. Excellent resource! Thank you!