Phonics Program for Analogy Based Decoding | CVC and CCVC Words

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Do you need a phonics program to help you teach your kindergarten and first-grade students how to decode (read) and encode (spell) CVC or CCVC words?

Would you like one that:

  • is explicit and systematic?
  • provides detailed lesson plans for you?
  • has built-in visual supports for your students?
  • helps students who struggle with blending and segmenting individual phonemes?
  • can be used with your whole class or for phonics intervention?

Then go ahead and take a closer look at everything you’ll receive by clicking on the VIEW PREVIEW button above, to see if this teacher-directed analogy-based phonics program is just right for you!

Get ready to have your students use words they know to read and spell new words.

Important Note:

This resource is the first portion (17 VC key words) of my Keys for Decoding Analogy-Based Phonics Program. Because this is a cumulative, spiraling program, the other portions will not be sold separately! I am offering this portion separately for teachers who know this first part has all they need or want to teach.

Be sure to check out my Extension Activities for CVC and CCVC Words, an add-on pack for Keys for Decoding.

How Can I Use This Analogy-Based Phonics Program?

You can implement this phonics program in a whole class or small group setting, in a general education or intervention setting. The pacing and setting can be adapted to address your students’ instructional needs.

The core of the program is based on 3 days of lessons for each key word. I have included pacing options to give you ideas on compressing or extending the lessons.

Allow 45 minutes per lesson until you determine the amount of time (less or more) that works for your class/ group.

Which Students Can I Use It With?

To benefit from this program, your students should recognize most letters and be able to produce their corresponding sounds. They should also have prior exposure to producing rhyming words and to blending and segmenting onsets and rimes as well as 3 phonemes.

What Do I Need to Know?

This program is based on 17 VC spelling patterns (rimes, phonograms, word families) drawn from the high utility/ most common lists compiled by Wylie and Durrell and by Fry.

Each spelling pattern is represented by a key word. Each key word has a corresponding picture that shows it’s meaning. The pictures provide visual cues to support learning.

The program focuses on one-syllable CVC and CCVC words without prefixes and suffixes.

With the exception of 3 key words (stop, flag, and chin), the inclusion of words with initial consonant blends and digraphs is optional for these first 17 key words.

Words that include them are indicated with an asterisk or star. You decide which students should read and spell those words.

This is a cumulative program so the sequence is fixed.

All materials are either black/ white or color with a black/ gray/ white option.

You’ll Receive These Materials Designed to Support Teaching and Learning:

  • Teacher Information
  • Lesson Plans for the 17 VC Key Words
  • Worksheets and Recording Sheets
  • Supporting Materials Including:
  • Wall Charts
  • Strategy Bookmarks
  • Word Wall Headers
  • Key Word Cards
  • Word Cards
  • Picture Cards
  • Onset and Rime Cards

Be sure to take a closer look at everything by clicking on the VIEW PREVIEW button above.

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