This is a sample of pages that were constructed in response to needing more phonics skills practice and review. It’s a very routine activity that works great on Thursdays or any day!
Question of the Day: How much of the 1st grade phonics rules do your students retain?
There is one page per story that reviews many skills taught previously and a small amount of the new skill. Listed at the bottom of the page outlines the skills on the page.
This is to be completed as a whole group, office spaces up activity. Ideally, review phonics rules and post on board at front of room before beginning. I always remind my students- “Hints are on the board if you need a reminder!”
Examples of what can be written on the board: (just ideas-students can remember a lot!)
Short vowels: a, e, i, o, u
Ending ck: pick, sack, sock
Beginning blends: gr, sl, st, bl, sm, sn, sp
Ending blends: mp, nt, ng, nd, st, nk
Floss rule: puff, hill, mess, fuzz
Digraphs: th, ch, sh, wh
Long vowels: a-e, i-e, o-e, u-e, ee
Compound words: cup + cake = cupcake
Words with long o at the end of the word spelled ow: snow, show
Words with ar: star, car, jar
Go ahead- don't be afraid- see what your students have retained throughout the year. :)