This is a sample of Phonics Intervention that I designed for my first grade students who were still struggling with DIBELS Nonsense Word Fluency after December benchmark. The students were struggling with remembering phonics chunks(digraphs and vowel teams) as well as blending words.
After professional study on the topics of accuracy and automaticity, I realized that I needed to provide them with practice that would encourage fluency at the letter-sound recognition level, then progress to blending automaticity, and finally to connected text.
The intent of this Phonics Workmat is to scaffold students so that they can be successful in our Core Reading Program, Harcourt StoryTown (specifically Lesson 20). The Workmat begins with review and practice with previously taught letter-sound relationships. It progresses to blending practice with words that contain the new phonics element. It culminates with snippets of the Harcourt Get Started Story so that the child can apply their new learning without being overwhelmed in the entire text. The next natural step is applying the new learning with Harcourt's Get Started Story.
For the teacher, the Workmat doubles as both lesson plan and assessment. Teacher notes are provided that scaffold the learning with the Gradual Release of Responsibility Model (I do, you do, we do). The teacher can also jot anecdotal notes on an extra copy of the Work Mat as a type of formative assessment.
Phonics Intervention Workmat by K Bice is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License