Thank you so much for your interest in my products. This product has been designed to help kids build an understanding of how words work by building categories/patterns in their heads and organizing words according to which category/pattern a word fits in. Basically, it’s phonics instruction, but done in a way that is embedded and connected to meaningful text. Often times our students are skilled, drilled, and bored-to-death by isolated phonics instruction. Even more often, this knowledge doesn’t transfer to help our students become better readers and writers.
OVERALL GOAL of phonics and this product: Phonics instruction is about helping students see how letters and combined letters work together to make the sounds of our language. We decode these parts as readers and encode these same parts as writers. This does not have to be tedious, boring work by supplying our students with worksheet after worksheet. There is a better way and this is it!
This 73 page product includes the following:
*Much background information for teacher
*Picture and word card sorts
*Nursery Rhymes and Poems with focused word family work
*Extension practice pages
*High Frequency Word books (at, that, what)
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions at all. I'm happy to help and want this to be exactly what you are looking for. Thanks for your support!
Jessica Pelka (Roots and Wings)
Reading Specialist, Literacy Coach, Educational Consultant