What if you could remediate the phonics deficits of your below grade-level readers within a literacy center?
You can! The Phonics Literacy Center Grades 4–8 has been designed by Mark Pennington, MA reading specialist, to help your students master their phonics deficits in the quickest possible time. Perfect for sight word readers, special education students with auditory processing challenges, EL and ELD students. Ideal for Response to Intervention Tiers 1 and 2. Program prep is minimal and set-up is simple. Answers are provided with each task and your students will do all the correcting to learn from their own mistakes.
The Phonics Literacy Center provides 5 collaborative lessons and activities for each of these phonics workshops: Short Vowel Sounds, Silent Final e, Consonant Digraphs, Consonant Blends, Long Vowels, Diphthongs, and r and l-controlled Vowels.
Each phonics workshop lesson or activity takes 20 minutes to complete. The first lesson is teacher-led and uses phonics cards (provided as digital masters for you to copy and cut). The teacher begins the second, third, and fourth lessons with review and assigns activity-based worksheets. Students complete the worksheets collaboratively and self-correct to learn from their mistakes. The fifth lesson is the formative assessment
, administered individually (takes less than a minute per student). When students are finished with each of the five lessons, they continue to practice the phonics workshop with word making activities.
The Phonics Literacy Center includes comprehensive diagnostic screening assessments
to help you accurately place students and a mastery matrix to monitor their progress. The Vowel Sounds Phonics Assessment and the Consonant Sound Phonics Assessment (audio files provided) have been used in hundreds of classrooms to pinpoint areas of phonics mastery and deficits for each of your students. You will be able to flexibly group your students with specific phonics workshops so that your students will collaboratively practice only the phonics deficits they have not yet mastered. You, your students, and their parents will see measurable results
after using the lessons and activities provided in this remedial literacy center.
This program also provides group norms, leadership roles, task card directions, and answer sheets for each lesson or activity and both pocket chart and larger center signs. You will also get literacy center rotation options to add this center to your own literacy centers or incorporate into the author’s six grade-level Academic Literacy Centers.
Check out our six grade-level Academic Literacy Centers
These full-year, twice-per-week, twenty-minute literacy centers provide rigorous, CCSS standards-based instruction.
Grade-level Academic Literacy Centers
1. Reading Academic Literacy Center Grades 4−8
2. Writing Academic Literacy Center Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
3. Language Conventions Academic Literacy Center Grades 4−8
4. Vocabulary Academic Literacy Center Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
5. Spelling and Syllabication Academic Literacy Center Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
6. Study Skills Academic Literacy Center Grades 4−8
Make sure to check out the special value-priced, grade-level Academic Literacy Center BUNDLES
with all six full-year literacy centers.
Academic Literacy Center BUNDLES
Academic Literacy Centers Grade 4 BUNDLE
Academic Literacy Centers Grade 5 BUNDLE
Academic Literacy Centers Grade 6 BUNDLE
Academic Literacy Centers Grade 7 BUNDLE
Academic Literacy Centers Grade 8 BUNDLE
Also, check out our four Remedial Literacy Centers
. Each center provides comprehensive diagnostic and formative assessments with corresponding literacy center lessons. These full-year, 20-minute, twice-per-week remedial centers fit perfectly within the group rotations provided with the Academic Literacy Centers:
Remedial Literacy Centers
1. Remedial Spelling Literacy Center
2. Remedial Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics Literacy Center
3. Phonics Literacy Center
4. Sam and Friends Guided Reading Phonics Books
Make sure to check out the special value-priced Remedial Literacy Centers BUNDLE
. Help your students catch up
while they keep up
with grade-level instruction.
All 6 grade-level Academic Literacy Centers and all 4 Remedial Literacy Centers work nicely with the 10 literacy center rotations which you will see in your free download. Each rotation reflects four-days-per-week centers with 40, 60, 80, and 100-minute class time allocations. This is a flexible program; pick what works best for you and your students.
You and your students will love these literacy centers!