Journeys First Grade Unit 4 Phonics/Spell Check Sheets
Phonics skills from throughout the year and up to the skills practiced in each story.
Let's Go To The Moon
The Big Trip
Where Does Food Come From?
Little Rabbit's Tale
These pages were constructed in response to needing more phonics skills practice and review. It’s a very routine activity that works great on Thursdays or any day!
Question of the Day: How much of the 1st grade phonics rules do your students retain?
There is one page per story that reviews many skills taught previously and a small amount of the new skill.
Listed at the bottom of the page outlines the skills on the page.
This is to be completed as a whole group, office spaces up activity. Ideally, review phonics rules and post on board at front of room before beginning. I always remind my students- “Hints are on the board if you need a reminder!”
Examples of what can be written on the board: (just ideas-students can remember a lot!)
Short vowels: a, e, i, o, u
Ending ck: pick, sack, sock
Beginning blends: gr, sl, st, bl, sm, sn, sw
Ending blends: mp, nt, ng, nd, st, nk
Floss rule: puff, hill, mess, fuzz
Digraphs: th, ch, sh, wh
Long vowels: a-e, i-e, o-e, u-e, ee
Long vowel a at the end of a word: ay pay, ray
Long vowel o at the end of a word: ow crow, flow
I personally take a grade on this and my students are trained to constantly look for rules we’ve studied. They are amazing spellers during free write time.
This has helped with building a strong foundation of spelling rules. I hope you enjoy.