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Word Flippers

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Have you seen our Word Flippers?

Word Flippers are a super popular part of the All About Reading program. They are fun and motivating for kids, and a simple-yet-effective tool for you as the teacher.

Word Flippers reinforce all sorts of reading concepts, such as simple CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words, words with consonant suffixes, and more advanced words such as proficient and thankfully.

There are more than seventy-five Word Flippers included in levels 1-4 of the All About Reading program.

Is your curiosity piqued yet? Keep reading to learn more about these fun learning tools.

Using Word Flippers

All you need is an activity sheet, a pair of scissors, and a stapler. In a matter of minutes, your Word Flippers are ready to go.

As your child flips through the pages, he can visualize the changes that occur when single or multiple letters are replaced. There’s just something fun about these mini booklets!

closeup of boy playing with a word flipper

The Word Flipper pictured in this post comes from All About Reading Level 2, Lesson 8. In this lesson, the student learns how to read words with three-letter blends such as S-C-R as in scrap. After practicing the concept with letter tiles, we use the Word Flipper to provide even more practice and to build fluency. Word Flippers can be used again and again to review and reinforce previously learned rules and patterns.

boy playing with a word flipper

Now It’s Your Turn!

Download the Word Flippers for “Three-Letter Blends”, along with 12 more sample Word Flippers from All About Reading Levels 1-4.

Word Flippers from Levels 1-4 3-page spread

Give them a try and let me know how your child likes them!

Photo credit: Rachel Neumann

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MaryEllen Edwards

says:

I love these flippers! I wish I had an entire set to use with my beginning reader tutoring students.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

I’m glad you like the Word Flippers, MaryEllen! Since the flippers are included in the All About Reading Activity Books, the only way to have the entire set is to have the Activity Books.

Myra Ingram

says:

Thank you!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You’re welcome, Myra!

Jeanette Merwin

says:

I would like to try these. I tutor children with dyslexia.

Karen Mahon

says:

Thank you! A new school year about to start! We found your reading material available locally here in Ontario. When starting home schooling, your program was well explained and we have one child with probable auditory disfunction. She is smart, really smart but we think she reacted to her vaccination that included mumps because afterwards she was hospitalized and she changed. Speaking, balance and not being able to read made her somewhat withdrawn. Your reading suggestions and decodeable reading books that are part of a complete learning program have her out of her shell, confidant and reading. Thank you.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Thank you for sharing your child’s success, Karen! It’s exciting to read that she is becoming a confident reader!

Hollie

says:

This is a really good idea; I can see my kids learning from them.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Glad you like them, Hollie.

RKM

says:

I never cut that top tab out… that would be better for organization and holding. I will now, geesh!

RKM

says:

Geesh… I don’t cut out that top label, that would make them nicer to organize and hold onto. I will now :)

Rae Lynn Sutsch

says:

Can you buy just the word flippers?

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Rae,
Well, the free download in this blog post includes 16 Word Flippers.

However, the rest of the Word Flippers that come with our All About Reading levels are not available for purchase separately. They are printed within our Activity Books for each level. Level 1, for example, has 24 Word Flippers scheduled throughout the level.

Audrey

says:

Thank you so much for such great ideas and games. They have really helped and my kids.

Suzanne

says:

Thanks so much! I’m teaching my very smart, very dyslexic son at home, and these are fabulous. Three letter blends are hard for “letter switching” dyslexics, and these Word Flippers are VERY on point for where we are.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

I’m glad the Word Flippers are so helpful for your son, Suzanne!

Dorothy

says:

I’m truly inspired with the information you send. It really motivated me to be better and helping my children to read and spell words.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Thank you, Dorothy!

Terry Holland

says:

Thank you so much for the free downloads. I am a future Special Education Teacher and these would be great for my future students that are struggling with reading and spelling. I love all the reading downloads and the Word Flippers download. I appreciate it very much. I have used All About Spelling in the past with my son when we were homeschooling and he loved the program. It helped him so much. Thank you for all that you do.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You are so very welcome, Terry!

Rosemary Staaj

says:

Thank you so much for your Flippers, they are so good, I can’t wait to use them with my Adult Learner on Wednesday. I am a Volunteer Literacy Support Mentor for Adults at the Starting Point Neighbourhood House in Tasmania. These will be a great help thank you greatly.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You’re welcome, Rosemary! I’m glad you will be able to get such wonderful use out of them.

Mahboobeh

says:

Hi. Thank you so much

Melissa Fionda

says:

How neat! Looks so easy too! Thanks for sharing :)

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You’re welcome, Melissa!

Virginia Higgins

says:

What a fun way to teach word families.

Melanie Lustgarten

says:

What a fun idea. Thank you for the freebie – we’ve used AAS, but haven’t tried your reading program. This looks fun.

Melanie

says:

These look really fun – I’ve only done the AAS, not the Reading, but this really looks like something my kids would love…

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

I’m glad to hear you like the look of these Word Flippers, Melanie!

Katharine Gindin

says:

Thank You! The kids will love these!

Serena

says:

I can’t wait to try these with my daughter. She gets really excited when she finds connections between words.

Cyndi Leatherman

says:

Hello, I believe these word flippers would work very well for my child. Are there any CVC word flippers? I looked at the download and didn’t see any there.

Thank you for any help you could give.
God Bless!!

Cyndi

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

I’m sorry, Cyndi, no. Our first word flippers have CCVC words, as you’ll find in this download.

You could do a similar activity with letter tiles, or with letters on slips of paper. Build a word like PAT, have your child read it, and then change the first letter to make MAT. We call this activity “Change-the-Word” and you can see how it is done in lesson 2 of All About Reading level 1. You will find this lesson in the All About Reading level 1 Teacher’s Manual sample.

Let me know if you have questions.

MaryEllen Edwards

says:

I have a third-grade student on my tutoring roster. He is determined not to enjoy anything I do with him. Despite his best efforts, he smiles and enjoys “the flippers” so much. Today he even asked if we could do the flippers again! Of course. I love them too.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

I love this, MaryEllen! It makes me smile that the word flippers are the thing that helped your student to have some enjoyment in learning to read. ?

Nadeeka

says:

this is an amazing site which helps lot. Thanks for all these wonderful resources free.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You’re welcome, Nadeeka! I’m pleased to hear you have found the site so helpful.

MaryEllen

says:

WOW! I cannot wait to use these flipbooks with my struggling reader. Anything that is new a clever holds his interest for a short while!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

I hope these are helpful for your student, MaryEllen. We have lots of activities and Free Resources on our website.

Alex Thomson-Moore

says:

We love word flippers because they move this capturing our attention and want to find out what is on the next page as we are having fun

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Word flippers are great for this reason and others, Alex! I’m glad you are enjoying them.

Arrin Bristow

says:

We love the word flippers. My girls get so excited to see how many words they know by making small changes to words letters.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

I love that your girls get excited about word flippers and all the words they can read with them, Arrin!

Leslie

says:

How do I purchase the whole pack of word flippers. I was looking on the website, I feel like I am probably just missing it or something.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Leslie,
The Word Flippers aren’t available as a separate set for purchase. There is a download on this blog post that includes many of them, but the rest are included in our Activity Books for each level of All About Reading. I’m sorry for the confusion about that.

J. Vaughn

says:

What a fantastic resource! Thank you for making it available to us all :)

Rebecca

says:

These look like so much fun!

Jess

says:

My son loved these!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Thank you for letting us know that your son enjoyed these, Jess!