Phonics

LONG & SHORT ‘e’ SORTING GAME.

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Using these 3 bowls , they girls had to read the word then place it in the appropriate ‘ea’, ‘ee’ or short ‘e’ pile.

 

REVISION OF ‘th’ SOUND.

Using a photocopy of the Jolly Phonics workbook 6, Miss 6 practised and revised the sound ‘th’.  Miss 5 cut out some pictures from magazines that had the ‘th’ sound in them.

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SORTING SOUNDS/OBJECTS.

This box, She had to sort “ai” or “ai” words, “or’ words and “oa” words.

 

SOUND BOX SORTING.

I placed a bunch of small items in a box, most that started with the ‘g’ sound and some that didn’t and she had to sort them.  This activity was a hit with both girls.

SIGHT WORDS NECKLACE - activity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I made these beads from cardstock strips rolled over a skewer & taped then wrote the letters for you and me on them.  I put them in a container with some pretty string and got her to thread the letter on in the correct order.  She wore it half the day so we referred to it often. You learned the word you  quickly after this becuase we had been struggling with it.

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A SIMPLE SIGHT WORDS IDEA. - activityhskids0307-009w.jpg

With this alphabet flip book I got Miss 6 to find the letters in the book to match the word you then find 3 pictures of things  she liked.

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MONTESSORI MATCHING - game

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I gathered some small items of interest with 3-5 letters in the word and put them in a little strawberry container treasure box with the matching words on tags so she could match them. Got this idea from Lapaz Farm Homeschool blog.

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DE-CODING & THE c, k & ck sound – activity

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Maitlyn loved this game where she had to de-code the word then match it to the appropriate picture which I made several sets of from www.carlscorner.us .  The ‘c’ ‘k’ and ck sound all have actions of clicking casstinettes.

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LEARNING THE ‘n’ SOUND & WORDS – activity

I found these little coloured planes on www.internationalphonics.co.uk so we made a game of them.  I printed out some words with the ‘n’ sound in them and the planes had to fly past her eyes then come into land calling out the word, emphasizing the synthetic phonics sound ‘nnnnnn‘ . The idea was to see how many planes she could land at the airport safely without crashing if she got the word wrong.

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SOUNDS TREASURE HUNT – game

This was Braylee’s idea to write the sound at the top of the page , each person having their own sheet, then hunt around the house and draw a picture of anything that starts with the same sound.  She did better than me – she found 8 things. Even Maitlyn found 6 – shoe, sheets, show pony, sheep (on the shelf) and she drew the caterpillar cake from her “She’s 4′ book.

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WORD FAMILIES – activity.

After printing 2 sheets of short ‘i’ words from ftp://ftp.prenhall.com/pub/ect/curriculum_and_instruction.q-081/bear/f01-03b.pdf

I cut one up and had Braylee match them onto the corresponding word sheet.  She then sorted them into word familes.  To make it more fun, we made silly sentences out of them, glued them down and read them out as fast as we could.

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Braylee matching the short ‘i’ words.

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Sorting the words into families.

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Reading the silly sentences.

HEARING THE START SOUND – GAME.

I collected some items from around the house into a bag that started with B,D & P.  I delieberatly choose these because I wanted to see if they could differentiate between them being so close in form.  Each girl took turns at picking an item out of the bag, working out the sound it started with and putting it on the correct spot (from the Twister game).

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 Choosing an item from the bag without looking.

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Placing it on the spot of the correct sound.

 

WORD FAMILIES – GAME.

This game is called ‘BACK TO THE BEEHIVE’.  I printed the beehives from http://www.coloring.ws/t.asp?b=m&t=http://www.coloring.ws/animals/hive.gif then

I quickly made a short ‘i’ family word sheet and cut the pieces up and hid them around the verandah outside.  The game was that they had to be pollen worker bees and go out and find the pollen (words).  When they returned to the hive, they had to make sure the pollen words went to the right beehive. (The bee hat was Braylee’s which she wore for effect – cute huh?)

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WORD FAMILIES – GAME.

The object of this game was for Braylee to only step on words that were from the short ‘i’ family, saying or sounding them out as she stepped on them.  If she stepped on a word from another family, she had to go back to the start and it was Maitlyns turn. 

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Another version we played was that I would call out a word and she had to step on that word next.  I woud say ‘pig…p..i…g, pig’ and she had to find it & step on it.  I would send her backwards & forwards.  It got quite funny when I made her do BIG jumps. To make it harder I would just call out the word and NOT sound it out.

 

MAKING WORDS with puzzle pieces.

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I was so impressed when Braylee discovered I had some scrapbooking chipboard puzzle pieces with letters on them and she asked if she could make words with them – look how many she made – she used up just about every vowel in the pack.

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One Response to “Phonics”

  1. You guys are awesome. Thanks for sharing. It gives us lots of ideas and insights into making learning phonics more active and fun!

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