Phonics: Decodable Reading Flurries
“Winter Wonderlands of Words”
This is a quick on going phonics activity to do in your small group instruction.This literacy phonics product covers a wide range of abilities from kindergarten to second grade. It is a cold blast of word fun with adorable winter graphics. It is decodable word drills for one student or for many at one time. The product has little preparation. There are 22 pages with each page focusing on specific sound-spelling relationships. There are 6 lines of 5-6 words on each one, with the phonics spelling in bold print. The phonics skills are presented in a logical order and are stepping stones for becoming a fluent decoder-reader. It can be printed in color or black and white (grayscale.) It was only made in color though!! There is so much fun and joy in the graphics. Each page is different and adorable. It is fun drill because the pictures paint a thousand words! That is what makes this product stand out!
This product can be used in a word center or used in small group instruction. It can be used as separate pages or bound in a booklet. In my opinion, the beauty of this product is that one can get a lot of specific word reading done in a short amount of time. And the teacher will know which student needs extra help on a specific phonics skill.
I use this with six students at a time. I make 7 copies of each page and bound them into booklets. I print in color because my school provides a color printer. However, if I had to buy the ink I am sure I would print it all in black and white. I print the Table of Contents page so that I have one for each student. I write their names on individual pages and then this page becomes an informal assessment page. I make notes as students are reading in my small group instruction groups. Later I can look back and see who had trouble with a specific sound-spelling and allow them more practice. It also allows me to pair students together that have the same hole that needs filling. LOL!
This is what I do when introducing a new skill-page. I read the title and explain the sound spelling relationship. I read, using my reading finger to point to each word, and the students echo read after me. They are pointing in their booklets on the line under the row of words. I swoop with my reading finger at the end of each line and return to the beginning of each line until all 6 lines have been read. Then a student will become the lead reader and will read one line and the others are the echo. Each student will get a chance to be the lead reader on a line since there are six lines. There are many other ways to do this. Pairing students into partners is fun and very effective. This is a quick phonics activity to do in addition to reading your weekly words and stories.
I have listed the phonics skills covered by page numbers so you can see what is included.
P2 CVC Short a Happy Tracking Snowflakes
P3 CVC Short e Penguin Parade
P4 CVC Short i Chilly Willies
P5 CVC Short o Spotty Owls
P6 CVC Short u Bundled Up Buddies
P7 CVC Short a, e, i,o,u Snow bunny and Friends
P8 CCVC R Blends Br...It's Cold
P9 CCVC L Blends Snow Glad
P10 CCVC S Blends Snow Fun
P11 Long A Snowflakes Skate a-e ai
P12 Long E Here We See Snow People e-e, ee, e, ea
P13 Long I A Blanket of White i-e, i, y, i.e.
P14 Long O Cold Nose and Toes o-e, o, oa, oe
P15 Long u-e, oo, ew, ue Snow Adventures
P 16 Digraphs The Weather Is Dreadful Shivery, Chilly, and White
P17 ar, ing, oi, oy Sharing Family Joy
P18 all, al, ou, ow, aw, au All About Awesome Birds
P19 or, ir, ur, er, First Winter Snowman, Snow Girl, or Snow Baby
P20 Long Vowels igh, ea, ow, ay Delightful Season for Snow Play
P21 Sneaky, Silent E Glide, Slide, & Skate a-e, i-e, o-e, u-e
P22 37 Phonograms Ear Muffs, Caps, Scarves, and Mittens
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