Short Vowel a: Scaredy Cat A Phonics Friends

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  1. Are you looking for something to up your short vowels (short a, short e, short i, short o, short u) phonics instruction and keep your students engaged while they learn those tricky phonics sounds? Phonics Friends is a set of lesson plans, activities, and catchy friends to teach the weekly phonics so
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  2. 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 is 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!

Phonics Friends include:

New Phonics Friend

Daily Lesson Plans

Week at a Glance

Focus, Objective, and Weekly Words

Daily Phonological and Phonemic Awareness warm ups

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

TEKS and Common Core Standards (aligned to First Grade)

Skills included in this Short Vowel /a/ resource:

Short Vowel /a/

Recognize Rhyme

Syllable Awareness

Blending Onset/Rime

Produce Rhyme

Isolate Beginning Sound

Sorting Sounds

Sound Segmenting

Sentence Dictation

Word Fluency

Word Families

Games and Activities included in this Short Vowel /a/ resource:

Pass the Cap (sorting sounds)

Splat the Mat (segmenting sounds)

Applesauce! (word dictation)

Mix and Find (word families)

Trap the Rat (blending sounds/word fluency)

Scaredy Cat A Hativity (interactive sort)

Scaredy Cat A Craftivity

Fill the Gaps (interactive sound identification)

Heads or Tails (interactive word building)

What’s That Word? (interactive sound blending)

Spell Check (assessment)

Word Work Station Activities included in this Short Vowel /a/ resource:

Make it Monday (Making Words Puzzles)

Tell Me Tuesday (Build It Mats)

Write it Wednesday (Cat Walk with Write the Room)

Thinking Thursday (Full House Word Family Game)

Fun Friday (Sound Dominos)

Home Connection Activities included in this Short Vowel /a/ resource:

Wrapping Up Sounds Bracelets

Spin and Build

Trace, Write, and Match

Smash and Match

Sound Master Award

Spelling Words:

bag, bad, cab, bat, hat, map, rat, cat, cap, fat, dad, gap, mad, pad, wag, sad, jam, mat, fan, ham

Standards Covered:

TEKS: 1.1A, 1.1D, 1.2A, 1.2C, 1.2D, 1.2E, 1.2F, 1.3A(i), 1.3A(ii), 1.3B, 1.3C(i), 1.3D, 1.3I

CC: ELA-Literacy.RF.1.1, .1.1.A, .1.2, .1.2.B, .1.2.C, .1.2.D, .1.3, .1.3.B

Click HERE to see some of these activities in action!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence (e.g., first word, capitalization, ending punctuation).
Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends.
Isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single-syllable words.


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