These cards make Fundations level 2 lessons clear and concise to help you reach all students. Each card contains a phonics and / or spelling rule presented in accurate terminology in a kid friendly manner. The six syllable types are introduced with clear application and Wilson Reading word markings.
Rule cards can be used in conjunction with Fundations level 2 program or can supplement and / or reinforce any structured phonics program. Cards should be copied onto cardstock, cut in half, and hole punched to be placed on an individual 1 inch loose-leaf ring for every student.
Directions for Use:
• Introduce each card in a structured group lesson.
• Each student has their own rule card ring:
o To write examples of the rule on the back of the card.
o For reference.
o To use during phonic based center activities.
o As a springboard for future lessons.
• The more often a student refers to any rule card, the more they will be able to integrate the lesson and apply the rules as a reading or writing tool.
Example of Use:
The word of the day mimic provided by Fundations was presented to my students. One student raised her hand and asked, “Why does the word not end with a ck?” I replied, “Why don’t we check the ck rule on our rule cards?” The students hurried to find the card which states, when a /k/ sound follows a single vowel at the end of a one syllable word it is spelled ck. “Oh” responded one student, “it’s only for a one syllable word and mimic has two!” This led us to our new rule of the day, when a multisyllabic words ends with an /ik/ sound it is spelled ic.