Interactive Phonics and Reading Comprehension Mats are an original idea from Kadeen @ Kadeen Teaches.
Thank you for looking at these phonics mats. I came up with the idea for the phonics mats as a way to get my students engaged and practicing the phonetic skills over and over as they work in their centers . This was also to help students read words within context . KT Phonics and Reading Comprehension Mats are a fun way for students to engage with what they have been learning. These phonics mats worked well for my ELL students. I saw a lot of improvement. The KT Phonics Mats have been tested in my own classroom as well as the classrooms of partner teachers and I must say they have been a hit.
****Please note they take a bit of time to put together if you are prepping the mats for centers. You may want to have one really helpful student help you to cut or add the velcro dots to save time.
Also note that each mat has 6 words to choose from. Not every mat will have all 6 words used. Some mats will use only 5 or 4 words so therefore you will have extra pieces. Just toss those if you are using the black and white outlines or leave them on the mats if you are using the actual mats. It is created that way so students don't have it super easy in choosing the correct word but they have to really think about the sentences. Not all the mats are stories that flow, some will be simple sentences that are not related to each other.
These can be used with kindergarten but preferably high Kinders who are working on decoding and fluency. Please do not send kids off with these phonics mats to just do independently until you have introduced it and done a couple with them. It is best to do the ones with pictures first then send them off with the mats to centers for practice to mastery. These phonics mats are made to be practice in addition to what you are already teaching or have already taught. Independent only after you already have taught . These phonics mats are perfect for first grade. Not all words will be cvc. Please note that new vocabulary will be introduced within the phonics mats in addition to the sound being practiced . These phonics mats are for reading fluency practice . Please take a careful look at the preview and see if these will be too easy, hard or just right for your students. These phonics mats are also self storage mats so no searching for the pieces, they are stored right on the mats.
Check out how they are used in my classroom by viewing the blog post on them.
PHONICS FUN BLOG POST
This is a huge phonics bundle which will include interactive phonics based reading comprehension mats for all the phonetic sounds usually taught in first grade. If you do need a sound that is not included. Please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will do my best to add one for you. While this phonics tool was specifically created for first grade, I have seen purchases for kinder and grades above first. After School teachers have also been able to use the phonics mats for their programs. You are practicing fluency , comprehension and phonics all in one .
KT Phonics Mats are a sure way to get your students excited about learning their sounds and reading . Check out the preview to get a better picture of what you are purchasing. Your comprehension station is set for the year with these phonics mats. This tool is also differentiated for your beginning readers and includes picture help. Great for reading comprehension.
The phonics mat bundle will grow with different phonics sounds that students will learn throughout the year . As each file is added, you will be notified. The file now includes the word family mats, digraph mats blends, long vowels, diphthongs, r controlled and more. A bonus phonics mat bundle will be added. This is a zipped file. Please make sure you have the capabilities to download zipped files. In this super phonics mat bundle you will get the phonics mats, stories with help and stories with no help for differentiation. This zip file will be large. These are great for comprehension , fluency, centers and whatever else you may need . This is an awesome way for your students to put in practice the phonics sounds they have been learning. Just place them in your independent station after you have done a couple with them and have shown them how it all works.
PHONICS MATS FOR WORD FAMILIES- ADDED
PHONICS MATS FOR BLENDS -ADDED
PHONICS MATS FOR DIGRAPHS-ADDED
PHONICS MATS FOR LONG VOWELS- ADDED
PHONICS MATS FOR R CONTROLLED- ADDED
PHONICS MATS FOR DIPHTHONGS- ADDED
PHONICS BONUS MATS -ADDED