This will give you the resources and ideas you need to teach how to read and spell words with the graphemes i n m d in fun ways using games to engage the children whether in Kindergarten, early years settings, school or educating at home.
In school the activities can be used in a 1:1 task if a child needs a bit more support, or in small groups for example if you are doing carousel activities throughout the week then you can choose different activities for different groups and the groups can rotate these tasks.
If you are home educating your child then there are plenty of ideas to make learning fun. The plan will show you what to teach first, next, how to apply this knowledge, what words to use etc. If your child is a reluctant learner then 'drip feeding' their letter recognition, blending and segmenting skills into games may give him/her the necessary confidence and practice to show good progress.
These ideas are supported by plenty of resources which are also adapted according to the recommendations of the British Dyslexia Association as several children would benefit from this.
Please choose the style that is best for your child(ren).
The ideas and resources are compatible with Phase 2 of the Letters and Sounds guide which has been used successfully in many schools in England to teach children to read and spell in reception classes for many years.
This resource follows the SATP 2.1 resource also in my TpT store (please see the link below) so children will build on what they already know to read, blend, segment and spell words using these first 8 graphemes.
This resource includes:
- weekly plan to show you the sequence of how this can be taught based on how I would teach this in school but also adapted how you can teach this at home if you are home educating, or if you would like to give your child that extra support at home to improve their reading progress
- resources using pictures and words to follow the plan and/or play games so that he/she/they enjoy reading
- suggestions of games - indoors, outdoors, tabletop - sometimes using outdoor chalks or throwing a bean bag at words and reading these is more productive than sitting at a table doing worksheets, although once your child is more confident then s/he may well enjoy doing these too
- templates to make super cute I N M D booklets
- assessment grid so you have a clear overview of what to look out for and can note what sounds, words your child(ren) may need more support with
- ideas what items you may already have at home or school that are suitable for these sounds - your child might like to make a collection of objects using these initial sounds of the week
- worksheets, puzzles such as a crossword, and word searches to make learning fun
This resource is for letter-size paper so specifically designed for U.S. printers, although it can also be printed onto A4 paper too (e.g. in the U.K.). This is also available specifically for A4 printing:
Other useful resources: