Four years ago when I took a leap of faith into an intervention position, I realized how few resources there were out there for reading and phonics intervention groups. I read SO many books about developmentally appropriate phonics and how to go through the proper foundational steps in order for students to master phonics and not just memorize rules and strategies. After four years of being in the intervention classroom and/or intervention coordinator for my district, I feel that I can identify and fill phonics gaps for struggling learners. I’m by no means an expert and have lots more to learn, but I’m excited to share some of my favorite phonics resources with you. CLICK HERE TO GO AHEAD AND DOWNLOAD THE FREE SAMPLE!
So where should you start?
There is a natural order to teaching phonics that we are all probably pretty familiar with. You might have kindergarteners ready for CVCE words and second graders still working on words with blends. The range of phonics abilities in your classroom with vary quite a bit from year to year and group to group. Just remember that they can’t move to the next developmental phonics stage until they have mastered all the prior ones. Don’t skip and constantly review.
- Letter Sounds
- Initial Sounds
- Ending Sounds
- Short Vowel Sounds
- CVC Words
- Words with Blends
- CVCE Words
- CCVCE Words
- Other Long Vowel Patterns
- Multisyllable Word Patterns
I’ve worked for months compiling the activities that I have used the past six years in my second grade and intervention classroom to share with all of you. Every time I started though, I became very overwhelmed and never finished. However, I’m happy to say that I finally did it! I am officially ready to share it all with you and even share a huge free download for you to use in your classrooms.
Here’s how to get organized…
Want to purchase the plastic boxes? Click here to take a look! I don’t know about you, but organizing all these of pieces is KEY in my classroom. I need to know where everything is at all times! Seriously! Don’t put those cards in the wrong place! Here’s another look at how I double labeled these boxes so outside and inside both match.
Most of my CVC activities can also be used to introduce and practice initial sounds, medial sounds, and final sounds. Then put it all together to practice CVC. There are more CVC activities to really create a firm foundation and allow extended practice as you review these short vowel sounds as well. Take a look at the activities that are included in the bundle:
Words with Blends Activities
Gosh darn it! Who hates teaching /dr/ and /gr/ blends??? I DO! Kids have such a hard time segmenting to spell these two. Yes, students tend to be able to read and blend them fine, but segmenting is a whole different story! I’ve incorporated several of the same type activities to really create a sense of empowerment and confidence with our students. When students know the expectation and feel confident in the process, they will achieve greater success. Here are the activities that are included that focus on words with blends.
Long Vowel Patterns
There are only three long vowel pattern activities because very few intervention phonics groups master this skill in the younger grades. However, they are very important for second graders, so I plan on adding more to this pack very soon to focus on upper phonics.
With all phonics instruction, you need printables to reinforce and provide additional independent or small group guided practice. I’ve included 10 different printables that you can use with ANY word list! YES! You can add whatever words you need to focus on for that particular week. Just type and print! Roll out Playdough words or add a little stamp it out fun! Type, print, and go!
Phonics Readers and Fluency Cards
Twenty different word family phonics readers and fluency strips have been added to the bundle to ensure that your students are applying those phonics skills! Make fluency and comprehension a priority while teaching phonics. Don’t stress! I’ve made it simple. Pull activities from your kit to match the readers and the fluency strips can be used at home for additional word practice or as small group warm-ups.
There is so much more to be added to this bundle. As it grows, you will be notified of all the awesome additions and how you can use these strategies in your classroom.
Best news ever? Because I want your students to get their hands on these hands-on materials TODAY, I’m offering you a special promo price! The price will slowly increase over time as more content is added. By purchasing today, you will get all future updates for FREE!
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