A few weeks ago I shared a little about how I changed up our phonics routine. Today, I wanted to give you a closer look at what that #phonics
routine looks like now. 🔡
🗒 Morning Message: We kick off our day and ELA block with our #morningmessage
. We always spend a few minutes talking about #sounds
, and/or #sentences
👂🏼Listening Game: Next, we play a listening game to work on #phonologicalawareness
. I’m really enjoying @sweetforkindergarten’s
warm up from @teacherspayteachers
! I do some variation of it each morning.
🔎 Day 1: New Letter & Word Hunt - All you need is a chart and sticky notes! Each student writes and draws a word that begins with the sound. I give high fives for #creativity
. Everyone shares after the 5 minute timer goes off. “I drew ___ because it starts with K.”
🗂 Day 2: Initial Sound Picture Sort - These are often combined #WordsTheirWay
sorts. I cut the parts I want and glue them on to one page for copying. They sort & glue these in their journals. You can find these sorts online! Send me a message if you need a link.
📝 Day 3: Required Curriculum Worksheet - I typically choose one that talks about capital vs. lowercase, and spelling words with the target letter.
📓 Day 4: #Fluency
Poem - I generally make these up each week. If you’re interested in getting a copy, message me! We circle the target letter words, highlight #highfrequency
words, read it chorally, with a partner, and independently until we’re #fluent
📚 Day 5: Review & Integration: This varies week by week. I like to find words in our read alouds with the target letter. We then draw/write the word and add it to our chart from Day 1!
If you have any questions, comment or message me! I’m happy to share whatever resources I have! 😘