Kindergarten and First Grade Writing : Phonics
Inventive Spelling and Phonics plays a huge role in writing for kindergarten and first grade students. I find anchor charts and a classroom wall dedicated to phonics to come in very handy. Below is an anchor chart for those tricky vowel pairs. I call them Sound Twins ( however there are some triplets too!) Vowel Pairs Anchor Chart If you would like to recreate this anchor chart I have saved the clip art I used into a PDF file. Just print, cut, and paste! Click here to download. Here is the…
FREE Phonics Reading Passages Students Love to Read
FREE fluency reading passages. These are perfect reading practice for students to do each week after we teach the phonics skill or as interventions for kids who need extra help!
Phonics Cups - Bag of Beans
This has easily been the most popular enhancement so far this year! The children have affectionately named it the pom-pom game. You will need some cups (I got these funky looking monster ones from the pound shop), a marker pen... Continue Reading →
CVC word lists - The Measured Mom
If you're teaching CVC words in kindergarten and first grade, you'll love this free CVC word list at your fingertips! Use it to create your own fun learning activities for your students. #CVCwords #phonics #kindergarten #firstgrade
Tools for Teaching Phoneme Segmentation - Make Take & Teach
The ability to separate the sounds of a word is called “phoneme segmentation”. It’s a critical skill in both learning to read and write. By six and a half/seven years of age students should be able to tell you the sounds in a word. So, for example, if given the word “cat”, the student should […]
Spell the Beans Word Work Game
This is a game that was adapted from an idea I got from a presenter at a BER workshop. Letters were written on lima beans...both lowercase...
Roll a Word Phonics Dry Erase Activity - Fantastic Fun & Learning
Practice blending onsets and rimes with this free printable roll and write phonics activity for kindergarten and first grade.
Ideas for CVC Blending
I use lots of CUPS in my RtI and Guided Reading time. I got this fabulous idea from Kathy Griffin's Blog. She is so smart! You simply write letters on plastic cups (I, of course, used Red Solo Cups). I can easily switch any of the sounds out and my student can blend the new word. It works on real words and nonsense words (um... hello DIBELS practice!). Here's another one I've been doing for my student to give them the letter-sound fluency. I just use Styrofoam cups and a Sharpie marker. You…
Spring Color by Sight Word
Free printable spring color by sight word practice pages. Perfect activity for kindergarten, first grade or even preschool.
Phonics Word Lists - Cheat Sheets for Short & Long Vowels
These phonics word lists include short and long vowel cheat sheets that can help kids spell and read thousands of words! Great for struggling readers, too!
THROW IT! Sight Word Bean Bag Toss!
SIGHT WORD BEAN BAG PRACTICEPractice reading fluency while taking a movement break with these Sight Word Bean Bag cards! HOW TO USE IT?Use as a center or game!!Print cards on colored card stock by level for easy use!Mix cards for review, or work on one level at a time!separate kids into leveled grou...
Short Vowels Sound Picture Reference
Help your child understanding and recognizing the short vowel sounds with this Short Vowels Sound picture reference printable.
Long Vowels Sound Picture Reference
Help your child understanding and recognizing the long vowel sounds with this Long Vowels Sound printable.
Sight Word Mastery & Intervention
One of the most frequent questions I get is all about how I teach sight words and what I do for the kids who continue to struggle with rete...
Free CVC Word Board Games - Playdough To Plato
These CVC word board games provide fun practice for children and help them build confidence as readers. Just print the CVC word board games (below) and get ready for some serious reading excitement. In the early stages of reading, children begin blending sounds together to read CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) words. New readers can sound out CVC words […]