Short OO Vowel Digraphs : Lookie the Explorer Phonics Friends

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  1. Are you looking for fun, engaging, hands on phonics activities to teach those tricky phonics sounds? If so, then these PHONICS FRIENDS are for you! Phonics Friends include activities, lesson plans, centers, stations, and games for spelling, sorting sounds, building words, blending, fluency, segmenti
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Are you looking for a resource to make your phonics instruction engaging for your students? If so, then Phonics Friends are for you!

What are Phonics Friends?

Each week your students meet a new Phonics Friend that help them learn the weekly sound through engaging games, activities, and LOTS of hands on learning! Each day is focused on different skills to engage and excite your students.

Phonics Friends include:

New Phonics Friend

Daily Lesson Plans (aligned to the First Grade TEKS and Common Core)

Week at a Glance

Focus, Objective, and Weekly Words

Daily Phonological and Phonemic Awareness warm ups (Phoneme Riddles)

Direct Teach Lessons

Guided Practice Lessons that are engaging and hands on

Independent Practice Activities that are interactive

Word Work Stations that correspond to the daily lesson

Home Connections that are fun for additional practice

Skills included in this SHORT OO resource:

Blending Onset/Rime

Isolating Sounds

Producing Rhyme

Blending Phonemes

Phoneme Manipulation

Word Fluency


Games and Activities included in this SHORT OO resource:

Sort It Out (sorting words)

Digging Up Sounds (segmenting sounds)

Table Races (word dictation)

Mapping Out Sounds (blending sounds/word reading)

Roll, Read, and Cover (word reading)

Lookie the Explorer Craftivity and story/spelling rule

Explorer Hativity Sort (sorting pictures by sound -short oo/long oo)

Scavenger Hunt (interactive word building)

Buried Words (sound segmentation/spelling)

What’s That Word? (interactive sound blending/reading)

Spell Check (assessment)

Word Work Station Activities included in this SHORT OO resource:

Make it Monday (Making Words Puzzles)

Tell Me Tuesday (Build It Mats)

Write it Wednesday (Write the Room)

Thinking Thursday (Magnify Words)

Fun Friday (Don't Get Lost Maze)

Home Connection Activities included in this SHORT OO resource:

Wrapping Up Sounds Bracelets

Spin and Build

Trace, Write, and Match

Smash and Match

Sound Master Award

Words Included:











Check out the PREVIEW for a sample look at what is included

This resource is also availble in the following BUNDLE:

Phonics Friends GROWING BUNDLE

Looking for other phonics skills? Check out my other Phonics Friends HERE.

Please know that by purchasing this resource you are purchasing the rights to use these activities in a single classroom. If you plan to share this resource with other teachers, additional license(s) will need to be purchased.

Keywords: short oo, vowel digraphs, spelling activities, word building activities, first grade lesson plans, phonics activities, phonics lesson plans, phonics, word work

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