These lesson plans are examples of ways you can teach PHONICS
and the lessons work particularly well with Jolly Phonics.
They are real lessons plans that have been used by my centre in Perth and have been written for different contexts and do not all follow the same format.
They are offered to give you ideas and strategies for making your own plans.
Because we use children’s literature and put the phonics lessons in a language context, you will notice they are not JUST about phonics.
I have deliberately not put ages for each one- read, add to, adjust and use them as you see fit. As educators you know exactly what stage your children are at!
Generally speaking, they will target children from 4-6 but in the cases of STAR (Students At Risk) children, can be used for older ages.
We always link phonics to literature and often to our writing program as well.
We want our children to understand the applications and reason for learning the “nuts and bolts” but they MUST BE TAUGHT THOROUGHLY AND CONSISTENTLY!
There is no doubt that a synthetic phonics approach will give the very best start to children’s literacy journeys.
I have included a useful list of picture books you can use to revise the sounds, once you have taught them. We ask the children to listen for the target sound and raise their hand or give a “fairy clap” each time they hear the sound.