This activity is based on a running dictation and is done in pairs. One pupil goes to read a flashcard located in the classroom. They come back to their partner and write the letters of the word on their partner’s back. The partner must blend the letters and say the word that has been written on their back. They then swap roles.


During this activity pupils will:

  1. read words using segmenting and blending strategies
  2. practise letter formation 
  3. review vocabulary in Unit 5
  4. work in pairs
  5. experience peer to peer learning.


The materials can be downloaded below in PDF format.