Phonics

Resources for supporting the development of students' decoding skills.

Letter Names

Poems for Each Letter of the Alphabet
Great Strategy to Help Resolve b and d Confusion

CVC Bingo Cards

(Thank you to V. Sakhtah who developed these)
Short A
Short E
Short I
Short O
Short U
CVC bingo short a1.pdf
CVC bingo short a2.pdf
CVC bingo short a3.pdf
CVC bingo short a4.pdf
CVC bingo short a5.pdf
CVC bingo short a cards.pdf
CVC bingo short e1.pdf
CVC bingo short e2.pdf
CVC bingo short e3.pdf
CVC bingo short e4.pdf
CVC bingo short e5.pdf
CVC bingo short e cards.pdf
CVC bingo short i1.pdf
CVC bingo short i2.pdf
CVC bingo short i3.pdf
CVC bingo short e4.pdf
CVC bingo short i5.pdf
CVC bingo short i cards.pdf
CVC bingo short o 1.pdf
CVC bingo short o 2.pdf
CVC bingo short o 3.pdf
CVC bingo short o 4.pdf
CVC bingo short o 5.pdf
CVC bingo short o cards.pdf
CVC bingo short u1.pdf
CVC bingo short u2.pdf
CVC bingo short u3.pdf
CVC bingo short u4.pdf
CVC bingo short u5.pdf
CVC bingo short u cards.pdf

Decodable Texts

Free Source of Decodable Texts

Ideas for Word Study Centers

Read, Write, and Stamp Words (Students use the sheet to read/write the word, use letter stamps to stamp out the word, and then write again. Use for spelling words and high frequency words.)

High Frequency Words

In grades K and 1, consider calling your high frequency words, popcorn words. They are popcorn words because they pop up everywhere.
word wall chants.pdf (Put this list next to your word wall. During any transition time, use the list to chant/sing the high frequency words of the week, or past high frequency words students are struggling with.)
Great Ideas to Use the Word Wall
More Ideas for Chants
Ideas for How to Use Your Word Wall
word wall games.pdf (Print out these cards and have them near your word wall. Play one of these games whenever there is some transition time.)

Syllable Types

Students at the upper grades struggling with multisyllabic words can be supported by learning the syllable types.
Simple Routines for Teaching Syllable Types

Spelling

Buddy Check Sheet.pdf
Making Connections.pdf
Look, Say Cover, Write Check Writing Paper Primary Grades

Ideas for a Spelling Center

spelling showdown.pdf
spellshow.pdf
spin and spell.pdf

Resources for Word Families

Word Family Readers Primary Grades