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Word Work and Phonics Worksheets for 1st Grade

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K - 2nd
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    Vowels, blends, and digraphs oh my! Get your struggling readers to beg for word work and spelling practice with the simple magic of a highlighter! Bring excitement to your phonics, phonemic awareness, and decoding lessons by using these engaging word work activities. Beginning readers will love being word detectives while identifying and sorting spelling patterns within text.

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    Simply choose which spelling pattern or word family you would like students to focus on, which also allows for easy differentiation. Print the desired page and pass out highlighters. Students will search simple sentences or short stories (based on level) for that pattern and highlight it. Some pages also include multiple patterns to go along with word sorting programs and building foundational skills.

    Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students will be able to independently complete these no-prep literacy printables. Young readers will also benefit from these decodable and sight word based stories with matching images.

    What does each phonics set include?

    ✅ Individual sound practice pages (one word family or spelling pattern per page)

    ✅ Mixed review practice pages (opportunities to sort similar sounding patterns or a variety of sounds)

    ✅ Color coded answer keys

    ✅ Colorful Mini-Anchor Charts by spelling pattern


    Suggested Uses:

    ✎ Small group practice on targeted sounds

    ✎ Spelling homework

    ✎ Morning work

    ✎ Supplement with Word Sorting Programs

    ✎ Whole group phonics lessons while projected on the board

    ✎ Differentiated independent work (during literacy stations)

    ✎ RTI Practice for struggling readers

    ✎ Simple support for ESL students

    ✎ Print and laminate for paper-saving center practice with dry erase markers


    This word work bundle includes the following products:

    Short Vowel Word Work
    Blends & Digraphs Word Work

    Long Vowel Word Work
    R Controlled Vowel Word Work

    Advanced Patterns Word Work (Diphthongs, Vowel Patterns, & More)

    For additional details about each item included be sure to check out the PREVIEW.

    You can also try it before you buy it with this Highlight & Record Phonics Freebie


    Want to know what other teachers are saying?

    ❤️ "A very comprehensive set of resources for practicing word work! Also, any opportunity to use highlighters is always a plus for the students :) A real life saver if seeking additional materials for targeted phonics instruction."

    ❤️ "A great way to visually check for engagement and it keeps those little hands moving during reading! Thank you!"

    ❤️ "This is an AMAZING resource! My students have LOVED working on these. This has been one of the best products I have ever purchased."

    ❤️ "I love these! I bought just the CVC one and used them with my lower kids and when I taught summer school and the kids loved them. I like that they are easy to use, the passages seem to be perfect for them to be able to sound out most of the words without help. This is a great resource and definitely worth the purchase! Thank you so much for this amazing product! :) "


    Looking for additional first grade math or literacy activities? Here are a few of my favorites:

    Napkin Book Writing Prompts for all seasons

    Elementary Sight Word Literacy Center

    Types of Sentences Punctuation Literacy Center
    1st Grade No Prep Math Printables and Worksheets
    Seasonal Ten Frames for use with Mini Erasers and more!

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    If you love this idea but prefer to go paperless, the entire Highlight & Record series has gone digital! Engage your students with activities compatible with Google Slides™ and other platforms during word work time.


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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Know spelling-sound correspondences for additional common vowel teams.
    Distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one-syllable words.
    Know final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds.
    Know the spelling-sound correspondences for common consonant digraphs.
    Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.


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