This card can be used as a bookmark, placeholder or reference card. I use it in the beginning of the year to remind students of the grammar symbols. Having them color in the correct color helps refresh their memory and saves on color ink for the teacher!
Students match pictures of certain CVC words with their own writing, as well as using color-coded letters. This allows students to also create meaning when writing and spelling each word. This can be done with magnetic letters and magazine pictures.