Do you need additional resources for your small group phonics instruction? This is the lesson for you! This step by step explicit lesson for short a includes a phonemic awareness warm up, a focus on the letter-sound correspondence, and student practice blending and spelling. This explicit phonics lesson also includes a connected writing activity and a decodable text title from the Wonders reading program. Due to copyright law the decodable text must be downloaded from the "Teacher Resource Book" on the ConnectEd Wonders website.
Teachers and students will each need a whiteboard and dry erase marker for the lesson. Word cards are included and should be cut apart and laminated if desired. These lessons are perfect for the new or seasoned teacher!
This resource may be used for small group lessons for Tier I, II, or III students. The decodable text title from the WonderWorks Tier III resource kit is also included in this lesson. These lessons should be taught in a small group setting in 20-25 minutes.
I will be adding lessons for Units 1-6 with word cards for each lesson. Each lesson aligns to the Common Core Standards and address each component of the Reading Foundations strand.