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 created to be completed as a whole group, office spaces up activity. Ideally, review phonics rules and post on board at front of room. I always remind my students- “The answers are on the board if you need a reminder!”
Examples of what can be written on the board:
Short vowels: a, e, i, o, u
Ending ck: pick, sack, sock (any example words)
Floss rule: puff, hill, mess, fuzz (any example words)
Digraphs: th, ch, sh, wh
Long vowels: a-e, i-e
This can be a great graded work page. With this weekly activity, students are trained to continue to look for phonics rules that have been studied throughout the year. This hold them accountable for knowing the rules- not just memorizing for a spelling test!
This has helped with building a strong foundation of spelling rules. I hope you enjoy.
The preview only allowed me to upload 2 stories for you to view. Pictures under the product should show an additional story to view. A phonics/spell check sheet is provided for each story in Unit 3.
How Leopard Got His Spots
The Big Race