Jan 19, 2015

Explicit Phonics (with FREEBIE)

Planning....Does it take anyone else forever?
My guided reading plans take me quite a while to plan because I want to make sure I choose the right text and skills for the individual students I am teaching.

One part of my group time that was taking me a lot of preparation was the phonics portion.  I like to have the students highlight the sounds throughout the week, sort the words by sounds, and read words with the phonics skill in context.

But what I found was that I was creating new phonics sheets each week or searching through my file folders to find what I needed.  It...was...not...working for me anymore.

So after 6 months of slowly working on it, I finally have a completed set of sheets that I use in guided reading groups now.  YES!

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Explicit-Direct-Phonics-Decoding-Sheets-1657349


Here is what I do:

Monday: I introduce the new skill by decoding the words together with these "flashcards."  I could cut them apart but I actually just keep the whole sheet together.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Explicit-Direct-Phonics-Decoding-Sheets-1657349

Tuesday: We practice this skill together by highlighting the pattern.  My time in group is short; therefore, we only highlight the first two rows.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Explicit-Direct-Phonics-Decoding-Sheets-1657349

Wednesday: We move on to the last two rows and complete our highlighting and decoding together.

Thursday: I want my students to use the phonics skill in context.   First, they read the sentences independently or chorally.  Then I ask them to look for the pattern within the sentences.  They get to circle the words with the focus skill.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Explicit-Direct-Phonics-Decoding-Sheets-1657349

 I have been using these sheets all year (as I slowly made them) and have found that the kids really enjoy them.  They love using highlighters, markers, and searching for the patterns hidden within the sentences.  Here is a list of all the skills that I hit:


https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Explicit-Direct-Phonics-Decoding-Sheets-1657349

I hope they can help your kids too!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Explicit-Direct-Phonics-Decoding-Sheets-1657349


If you would like to try it out first, please grab this FREEBIE below!  You can also find it on the "Teaching Blog Addict."

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Explicit-Direct-Decoding-of-Short-Vowel-Words-1471504http://www.teachingblogaddict.com/2015/02/freebie-friday-for-lucky-friday.html






3 comments:

  1. I would love to try this freebie, but having a hard time finding the link.

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    1. Hi Carol
      If you click on the image it will take you right to it. I apologize for the confusion I will work in including more links to it. Thanks!

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