Teachers have to make tough decisions regarding standards each day. Specifically, this involves how much time to spend on the different content students need to learn. Some of the material is important to know but does not require much time. Other material is imperative to understand and needs reinforcing throughout the entire year. One of these topics involves phonics. Honestly, teaching phonics is a crucial way to turn students into successful readers and writers! Thankfully, the Phonics Word Search Bundle and the Phonics Centers ensure students have fun while mastering content.
Students LOVE word searches! Honestly, they are always eager to get their hands on anything with a word search. So, these word searches are the perfect way for students to work on phonics skills.
In addition to the word search, students will print words using picture clues and spell the words using letter shape boxes. Furthermore, they will find and circle words based on the different phonics focus and choose 3 words to write in a sentence. As extra practice, students will self-edit their sentences using a checklist and read the sentence to a friend.
Since phonics includes so many skills, this bundle has multiple sets. Specifically, this includes short vowel words, first 100 Fry sight words, and words with digraphs, long vowels, and blends. Additionally, students will work on words with digraphs and words with R-controlled vowels. There are so many activities to ensure students show growth and confidence with phonics skills.
There are so many great ways to use worksheets when teaching phonics. Every teacher knows their students best. This means that what works in some classrooms may not work in others. Thankfully, there are many ways to incorporate these activities! This includes using them for morning work, literacy centers, paired writing time, and sub tubs. They are even perfect activities to use in a home writing program and with a phonics-based spelling program.
Year-Long Phonics Center Bundle
Are your students excited when you tell them it is time for centers? Honestly, centers are so much fun! However, they are exhausting to plan and prepare!
Thankfully, that is no longer the case when teaching phonics with this bundle of 8 centers.
Clip and Check Phonics Stories
Students will love reading phonics stories and answering comprehension questions. The stories focus on many phonics skills, such as vowel teams and digraphs. To add an extra engagement, they will clip beside their guess and flip the card to see if they are correct.
Teaching Phonics Stories
When teaching phonics, spelling is crucial. So, this workbook focuses on one spelling pattern at a time. Students will even work on close reading, decoding coded words, and self-editing sentences.
Teaching Phonics Color Coded Sentence Cards
Students will love creating silly sentences with this activity! They will take one card of each color and put them together to make a sentence.
Comprehension Check Sentence Building Cards
Writing sentences is complicated! Thankfully, this practice will allow students to find all the cards with the same picture. Then, they will put them in order, so they make sense.
Sentence Picture Match-Up Center
Students will apply reading and comprehension skills in this activity. Specifically, they will read a sentence of keywords and find the correct matching pictures.
Phonics Word and Sentence Maker Wheel Spinner
Honestly, students will LOVE this center! They will spin the wheel to match up beginning blends and digraphs with the rest of the word. Then, they will match up the picture for each word to show comprehension. There are even 3 silly spinners to create funny sentences and differentiated recording sheets.
Sight Words and Spelling Patterns Personal Checklists
This word list program allows students to focus on independence and growth. With completion charts, they will keep track of their progress on many phonics skills, such as sight words and CVCE.
Teaching Phonics Word Building Cards Center
Students will love applying different phonics skills in this card game. Since teaching phonics involves many skills, so does this activity. For instance, it focuses on short vowel words, digraphs, and diphthongs. There are even differentiated ways to complete this center!
Ultimately, this bundle includes activities for literacy centers, worksheets, printables, sight word lists, and games for the entire year! Students will love how much fun they have while gaining independence and confidence in reading and writing with a phonics emphasis! Kindergarten and first-grade teachers will have stress lifted when realizing how this bundle will make teaching phonics a breeze.
Teaching phonics is hard. There are many skills to teach, meaning students have so much to learn. They need hands-on, engaging activities to ensure they do not become overwhelmed. Thankfully, the Phonics Word Search Bundle and the Phonics Centers ensure students receive strong phonics instruction while having fun!
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