Phonics Instruction for BIG KIDS -- ENDING DIGRAPHS (TH, CK, DGE, NG, CH, TCH & SH)
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This resource was created to better help my low reading group with phonics intervention. I taught first grade for 5 years before moving to 3rd. In my first year of 3rd grade I noticed a huge need for phonics instruction and interventions. I have searched and searched to find something that would be appropriate for my lower 3rd grade guided reading groups.
Prior to beginning instruction, I give each student in my group a quick assessment. It is a list of 30 words that focus on the specific skill that we will be focusing on. This gives me a baseline to track their progress. At the end of the week I give them the assessment again to track progress.
Word Work Lesson
At the beginning of the word work lesson I give each student their laminated “Working with Words” mat and the word parts needed. I laminate this mat to use it as a dry erase board. I follow the script, “Find the word parts to create the word ________.” After they create the word, they then match it to the picture and write the word with a dry erase marker on their mat. I do that for all eight words. I also put students in small groups where they each take a turn pretending to be the “teacher”.
The demonstration cards are used to provide an example for each word included in the lesson. You could also use these cards for sorting, playing memory, etc. I use them for many more things that just demonstrating, depending on the level of students that I am working with. I have included two types of demonstration cards, a small set and a large set.
I love incorporating interactive notebooks into my instruction. It is a great way to reinforce what we just practiced. There are three interactive notebook activities included for each skill.