Phonics Activities

Rivet- Phonics Game

  • April 4, 2016, 7 p.m.
Rivet is phonics game that encourages students to create and build words with the end goal being that students will find the connections between the 6-8 words that they were guided into creating. Not only are students making words, they are taking their learning to the next level of complexity by finding similarities and differences based on word meanings, patterns, and more!

Making Words form for Vacation

  • June 7, 2012, 7 p.m.
How many little words can you make using the 8 letters in the word vacation? Print this out and see if you can make 16 words.

Literacy Centers Activity Ideas

  • Jan. 23, 2012, 6 p.m.
This is a list of possible literacy centers and the differentiated activities that students can do in each of the centers.

Blending Buddies

  • Jan. 15, 2012, 6 p.m.
This simple, fun game reinforces blending onsets and rimes to form one syllable words. Play this game with a small group or put into a Word Work Station for independent and partner practice of blending.

Contraction Word Cards

  • Jan. 15, 2012, 6 p.m.
Print these cards as manipulatives for Contraction Concentration.

Contraction Concentration

  • Jan. 15, 2012, 6 p.m.
Play memory with your students to reinforce contractions. This game can be played in small groups or with the entire class. I use a pocket chart and place the words behind number cards so students can call the number they want to turn over.

A Week of Word Work

  • Aug. 27, 2011, 7 p.m.
This chart contains ideas for K-5 instruction that focuses on strategies for proficient decoding and spelling.

Accuracy Strategies for CAFE Board

  • July 25, 2011, 7 p.m.
These word reading accuracy strategy cards can be laminated, cut out, and placed on the CAFE board as focus lessons are taught.

Cube Pattern

  • May 18, 2011, 7 p.m.
This is a printable template of a 3D cube. Print it on card stock. Then fill in the faces with questions for comprehension. After reading a book or listening to a story, students can roll the cube and answer comprehension questions. You can also make 2 cubes and put consonants and consonant blends on one cube and word families on the other. Roll both cubes and blend the 2 resulting sides to form a real or nonsense word.

Word Sorts: Inflectional Endings Dropping Rules

  • May 1, 2011, 11:13 a.m.
Learning to follow spelling rules takes practice. This activities helps students to see the patterns of letters that dictate whether a y or e should be kept or dropped when adding an inflectional ending.