Are you looking for a handy cost effective resource to support your schools synthetic phonics program? If yes, then these decodable resources are for you. Decodable texts are expensive to purchase, therefore I have made these to bulk up your collection, to go alongside the many decodable books out there on the market. It allows students to read a variety of sentences. All designed to complement any systematic synthetic phonics program and increase students fluency, automaticity and blending skills. Perfect for any Early Years classroom.
This bundle includes four of my decodable reading resources.
Simply print, laminate and cut to prepare all four of these resources. The first three are available in Vic Cursive, Sassoon, NSW and QLD. The tracks come in Sassoon, NSW and QLD.
These are easily differentiated. The teacher is required to give each individual student the sentence construction template that states ‘I can make and read a silly sentence’ that they require, either set 1, 2 or 3, depending on their reading ability.
Set one focuses on all single sounds a-z- CVC
Set two focuses on CVC, CVC (adjective, noun) with some plurals +s.
Set three: CVC, blends, ck. Floss, oo, some bossy e and some multisyllable words (take out any cards that you have not yet taught, or any that are not relevant.
Each set contains a sentence building sheet with a black background or a white background for you to select from.Students simply turn over a card, match the colour and place it on their ‘I can make a read a silly sentence template’.
When all 1, 2, and 3 boxes are filled with cards, students read the sentence out loud. They can then record it on the optional recording sheet or make another sentence, if you only want to focus on reading skills and not writing. This can be played individually, with a partner or even in a small group. It can be played during literacy groups with a parent helper, aide or teacher group. It is all colour coded to make it easy for both you and your students.
With over 250 decodable words included in my ‘Race Car Decodable Roads’ resource, this fun literacy group or small intervention group activity will sure to be a hit! The road pieces are sorted into 5 differentiated sections.
The differentiated levels consist of:
Section 1- Short vowel sounds for all 5 vowels. The words in this section are mostly CVC words with some ck and floss spelling rules endings and a few plurals. Simply remove the words that are not relevant to your students- if this has not been explicitly taught.
Section 2- Words containing digraphs- sh, ch, th, wh
Section 3- Words with beginning blends
Section 4- Words with end blends.
Section 5- Words containing silent final e.
Please note: Some words included in this resource are nonsense words. I find it valuable to expose my students to nonsense words to see if students are applying their understanding of rules/ concepts, rather than relying on their memory- reading by sight.
To prepare simply print, laminate and cut these strips and sort them into their colours. Then hole punch each strip in the centre of the coloured part and place a metal keyring on each colour, making a total of 15 differentiated keyrings that follow the order on the key provided, or you could make them into mini keyrings and add them to your take home reader box . Available in Vic Cursive, Sassoon, NSW and Qld fonts.
Follow the easy to read key to know what sounds/ rules are the focus in each colour! Parents love these are they are quick, simple to use and still allow students to work on their reading skills. It is great for vocabulary building as families can talk about words and their meanings.
Please note these do require the students to know some sight words such as to, do, the, said, they, you, my.
This game comes in 4 differentiated levels making it easy for all of your students to work on at their point of need. There are 84 words to read in total in 4 fonts- Sassoon, Vic Cursive, Sassoon and Qld Beginners font.
The four levels conist of:
Level 1: CVC words
Level 2: Beginning Blends
Level 3: End Blends
Level 4: Digraphs with several words including blends (not all)
There are 3 habitats for each level. Print the coloured habitats up to A3. Print the animals onto A4 to play! There is also an optional recording sheet that comes with it, for students to work on recording the words as well but this is not essential.
To play: Turn over a card, read the word, sort it onto the correct habitat- the place that you think that animal might live. Record it on the recording sheet. Work together or by yourself- it is easily adapted the meet the needs of your students. There are 84 words included all together and I guarentee your students will love trying to solve the mystery of where each animal lives. Includes adorable clipart, easy to read fonts and comes with clear instructions. Perfect to integrate into a juniour year classroom learning about living/ non living things, life cycles etc.
To prepare simply print, laminate and cut these strips and sort them into their colours.