Are you looking for an engaging activity to teach phonics skills or a way to spice up your word work time and literacy stations? These free phonics worksheets allow students to practice decoding a variety of spelling patterns and sounds. Students simply search for examples in text and highlight them. When finished, they can practice reading each sentence for fluency practice. Most importantly, kids will be requesting this literacy activity once you introduce highlighters!
Sentences use basic sight words and decodable text to help build independent readers. After identifying sounds and spelling patterns, students can then sort the words into the correct category. The activity includes highlight & record pages for Short Vowels, Double Consonants, Vowel Teams, Digraphs, Long Vowels (CVCe), and R-Controlled vowels.
This activity works best for K-2 students, depending on their reading abilities or RTI groups. English Language Learners also benefit from the targeted sound practice. I like to use these pages during small groups in my classroom, as spelling homework, morning work, whole group phonics lessons while projected on the board, or as differentiated independent work during literacy stations. Answer keys are included for each page for your convenience or to help create a self-checking literacy center.
If your kids love this activity and are begging you for more, I now have a Highlight & Record Money Saving Bundle
which includes this free set as well as:
Highlight & Record Long Vowels
Highlight & Record Blends and Digraphs
Highlight & Record Short Vowels
Highlight & Record R Controlled Vowels
K's Classroom Kreations
For other literacy ideas try my:
Napkin Book Writing Center
Missing Punctuation Literacy Center
Elementary Sight Word Sandwich Center
R Controlled Vowels Phonics Game Bundle