Phonics Pack 4
McGraw-Hill Reading Wonders
Kindergarten Phonics Supplement
Letters (l, w, g, k, u)
This is a pack of 15 phonics activities, 28 worksheets, and 1 game to supplement the McGraw-Hill Reading Wonders Kindergarten Series. The 5 letters included in this pack are l, w, g, k, & u. The previous letters from this series are used with segmenting and blending words.
Blending - Picture Word Match – 45 Picture Cards & 51 Word Cards
Decodable Words: cub, hug, gum, bud, bug, hut, mud, sun, rug, cut, tag, bus, nut, cup, up, tub, bun, run, lip, bag, pig, wig, sub, lid, wag, kid, gag, win, rag, gap, log, wet, wed, fig, big, gas, web, kit, lap, mug, beg, peg, leg, fog, hid
Place the decodable words and the color picture cards in a pocket chart or put magnets on the back of them. The children will blend the words to read them. They will match the picture card to the word. Also work with other decodable words that don’t have pictures. (lot, let, got, get, us, & but)
Segmenting – 45 Cards – (These cards are smaller than the cards that are used for blending.)
Use the decodable color picture cards for segmenting. The children spell the words with magnetic letters, letter tiles, or reading rod cubes. I use these in literacy stations.
Beginning Sound Sort
There are 24 color pictures that begin with l, 17 that begin with g, 13 that begin with k, 23 that begin with w, and 6 that begin with u. There is a sorting mat for each letter. I have also included the mats with the letter left off so that you can write the letter in to be wiped off to use with future letters. I use this activity in literacy stations.
Ending Sound Sort
There are 16 color pictures that end with w, 36 that end with l, 20 that end with g, and 18 that end with k. There is a sorting mat for each letter. I have also included the mats with the letter left off so that you can write the letter in the box to be wiped off to use with future letters. I use this activity in literacy stations.
Does it begin or end with g?
The children will color the pictures, cut them out, and glue them on the sorting mat.
Words: golf, gate, goat, girl, guitar, gift, gum, gas, bug, wing, ring, peg, tag, egg, sing, mug, frog
Medial Sound Sort (a, e, i, o & u)
The children color the pictures, cut them out, and glue them onto the sorting mat. I have included 2 different sets of pictures. You can also copy this on cardstock in color and use the decodable cards to sort with.
What’s the word? Blending (black line) There are 2 different blending sheets.
Children will blend the word, find the picture that shows the word, color it, cut it out, and glue it in the box above the word.
Spell Me! - Segmenting (black line) (2 different sets of pictures)
The children will color 9 pictures, cut, and glue them in a box on the recording sheet. They will segment the word to spell it on the line below. There are 2 sets of pictures so that they can do this activity 2 times or so that everyone doesn’t have the same pictures.
Letter Card Activities
Letter Identification - Teacher can flash these cards for the children to give the letter name and sound.
Beginning Sound Sort – Place the letter cards in a pocket chart. The children will place the picture cards next to the letter/sound they begin with.
Ending Sound Sort – Place the letter cards in a pocket chart. The children will place the picture cards next to the letter/sound they end with.
Capital/Lowercase Match – The children can match the letters in a pocket chart or each have a set to match on their own.
Letter /Sound Identification Game – Place the letter cards in the pocket chart. Hide a picture card behind one of the letters. Have the children guess where the card is by naming the letter, or giving the sound, or both.
Differentiation - There are 3 different sheets that provide differentiation in 4 ways.
Each sheet is made in 4 different ways to provide differentiation.
Children will segment 9 words and spell them under the picture.
Children will spell 4 of the words and write a sentence with each word.
Children will give the beginning and ending sound by writing the letter under the 9 pictures.
Children will write the letter to show the beginning sound of the 9 pictures.
1 Beginning Sound Worksheets for Each Letter – 5 sheets (letters l, w, g, k, & u)
6 Beginning Sound Worksheets Using all 5 Letters (letters l, w, g, k, & u) Counting the 3 sheets from above.
2 Medial Sound Worksheets (a, e, i, o, u)
2 Ending Sound Worksheet (l, w, g, k)
Worksheet (letters l, w, g, k, & u)
Identifying the letters, their beginning sound, middle sound, and their ending sound.
Worksheet (letters l, w, g, k, & u)
Identifying capital and lowercase letters, beginning sound, and ending sound.
Handwriting sheet for each letter. (letters l, w, g, k, & u)
A handwriting sheet writing all the letters. (letters l, w, g, k, & u)
I have included a recording sheet to use with any worksheet with pictures to provide differentiation. The children will pick 5 words, illustrate the picture in the box, and write a sentence using the word on the line.
Cover – A Medial Sound Game
In this game the children will each have a game board that has 25 cvc pictures on it. The children will take turns drawing letter cards (a, e, I, o, u). They will find a picture that has the midial sound of the letter card they drew. They will cover the picture with a counter, unifix cube, letter tiles, etc. The first child to cover their board wins or the child with the most pictures covered when time is up wins.
Instead of using the letter cards, you can write the vowels on a blank die or wooden cube. Draw a sad face on the sixth side, which means the child loses a turn.
Decodable Words: wig, web, sub, gas, wet, top, mud, mom, six, van, hit, gum, fox, vet, cab, bed, bib, cap, cut, mop, cat, hot, net, kid, hut
This game can also be played using beginning sound or ending sound. Put magnetic or letter tiles in a container. Have the children pull out a letter an cover the picture with the letter.
The ‘Draw and Write’ sheet can be used to provide differentiation.