Some of your kids need a Phonics Boot Camp.
Following are the resources your students get for this intensive three-weeks phonics review unit:
1. Colorful Print and Cut Animal Sound-Spelling Cards
Students practice the names, sounds, and spellings through three stair-stepped audio files and a YouTube video.
2. Comprehensive Sound-by-Sound Blending
Students will blend 54 sets of sound-spellings, sound-by-sound.
3. Word Jumbles and Word Marking
Students will get plenty of encoding practice to complement their decoding practice. Fun and challenging!
4. Three Post-tests to Assess Mastery
The whole-class Diagnostic Vowel Sounds Phonics Assessment, Diagnostic Consonant Sounds Phonics Assessment, and Diagnostic Spelling Assessment (with audio files for easy administration)
will help you determine if further reading intervention is needed. Pre-teach the intensive phonics unit first before you assess!
This three-week phonics boot camp will prove a worthwhile expenditure of class time in third and fourth grades. The intensive phonics review will also work at the beginning of a reading intervention class to weed out those students who needed only the quick review and not a half or full-year class. The quick re-teach will be a perfect fit for short elective classes or as a summer school session.
Looking for a comprehensive reading intervention program, which includes these phonics resources? The author’s Teaching Reading Strategies
program includes diagnostic phonics and spelling assessments (audio files) to determine which gaps need filling and all the phonics and spelling resources to do just that. Plus, this full-year (or half-year intensive) program provides phonemic awareness and sight word assessments and corresponding activities, sound-spelling blending and syllabication practice, reading fluency (with YouTube modeled readings) articles with word counts and timing sheets, and expository comprehension worksheets with embedded vocabulary. Your students will love the animal sound-spelling card games! Video training modules make this a user-friendly program for both new and veteran teachers.
Or why not get the Teaching Reading Strategies and Guided Reading Phonics Books BUNDLE
for the complete reading intervention program? The 54 Sam and Friends decodable books perfectly complement the instructional sequence of Teaching Reading Strategies. These eight-page phonics books have been specifically designed for your older readers with teenage cartoon characters with complex plots. Each book includes higher level comprehension questions and 30-second word fluencies. Your students can catch up
while they keep up
with grade-level instruction.
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