Book 1 (grade 1-2) complements Book 2 (grade 3-4) and Book 3 (grade 5-6). These books can be used as differentiation within the classroom (or at higher grades) to support where individuals are at.
There are 41 phonic stories. Each story focusses on a particular sound family.
Firstly, the students are to read the story in silence. The whole class then reads the story aloud. Discuss with students the sound family focussed on in the story, then clarify with students any difficult words.
Students are then to reread the story and highlight words within the story that are part of the sound family focussed on. For instance, the sound family focussed on in a story might be z, zz, se, ze. They would then highlight words such as zebra, dizzy, cheese, freeze, etc.
Each story has a comprehension and word study sheet. Encourage students to use full answers when answering questions (ie: begin their answer with part of the question).
Also attached is a flash card sheet containing words linked to the sound family focussed on. A way teachers can use the sheet is by cutting each word and having the students group the words into the different ways a particular phoneme is spelt. For instance, if the story focusses on the z sound (z, zz, se, ze), then all words containing the “z” can be grouped, all the words containing the “zz” can be grouped, all the words containing the “ze” can be grouped and all the words containing the “se” can be grouped to form another pile. This activity is also found on one of the worksheets.
During the whole process, teachers can be working with individuals that require support.
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