"Phonics Skill and Corresponding High Frequency Word Student Sheets & Prompt Posters" is an offshoot of my "Phonics Skill and Corresponding High Frequency Words Cards". After using the cards myself, I realized that an alternate version would be helpful.. a larger version of the cards that might work better when addressing an entire classroom. Here, each of the 56 cards has been converted to a full 8-1/2" X 11" sheet. Each student can have his own sheet, while you're teaching, reinforcing, discussing a particular sound. You can print the two sides back to back or print them separately (one 2-sided sheet -or two 1-sided sheets) to give you more teaching options. If you choose to print the sides separately, the graphics side works well as a poster that can be laminated and displayed - or as a separate classroom lesson. Print in color or in black.
I've added numbered boxes next to each word for you or your student to mark, making assessment and follow-up easier. To accommodate multiple skill levels, just circle the h.f. words you want your student to focus on. When the word is mastered, the box can be checked; there's enough room on most of the sheets for the student to place a small sticker inside the box of words he/she learns.
For those who aren't familiar with the cards, the first side introduces the skill, with "clues to remembering" - usually a mnemonic phrase or sentence and fun picture to help leave a lasting impression of the letter combination and all its alternate sounds (exceptions are also noted). The second side lists the corresponding high frequency words containing that letter combination (from Fry's first 1,000 words to be mastered by the end of grade 6).
Like the Phonics Skill Cards, the sheets can provoke many spontaneous vocabulary lessons on relevant but unfamiliar/higher grade level words. By including the first 1,000 h.f. words, your class will be presented with challenges. Or, you can explore only the words you choose with your students. Learning more words at a faster pace is the goal. Keep the "Contents" sheet handy to quickly coordinate with your reading curriculum or add to Smartboard files.
I sincerely hope this project can aid you and your students in the very difficult tasks of teaching and learning to read.