This plan to follow for tutoring students learning to read was Inspired by Phonics Intervention from Sarah’s First Grade Snippets. The amount of time spent on different activities varies depending on the needs of the student. The assessments at the end of this post help know where to start. These activities can begin once letter names and sounds have been learned.
- PrintnPractice: Cards & Videos – Beginners | Advanced
- allaboutlearningpress app
- online-logicofenglish and phonics audio guide from Oxford Owl
- Phonogram Chart from Super Tutor Tools
Phonemic Awareness practice (using voice only)
-Segmenting: tutor says word, student takes apart syllables or separate sounds in a word
-Blending: tutor says separate syllables or sounds in a word, student puts them together to say the word.
REVIEW – Review skills from last lesson
- Sort word cards from eslflashcards or picture cards from Lanternfish (CVC, Silent e, Bossy R, Vowel Teams/Diphthongs, Consonant Digraphs) onto pattern charts.
- or play free Word Sort Games for the Phonics Pow Toolkit.
- or play a soccer sort game available at the Super Tutor Tools Store at Teachers Pay Teachers:
ENCODE (put letter sounds into writing)
Build words (with a magnetic whiteboard and letters, or online resources: blending board from UFLI, magnetic letters from goteachthis.com) Say a word, “how many sounds do you hear? What is the first sound? Etc.” The student uses letter tiles to build it, then writes it.
Manipulate words – Word Building and Substitution-change one sound at a time to make new words
Pattern matching – Write words with the patterns in columns under the correct pattern – Bookmark freebie
Literacy Resources (heggerty.org) has assessments for letter names and sounds skills and phonemic awareness skills.
There are two parts to the “Reading Competency Test” from the National Right to Read Foundation (nrrf.org): ” Part 1 – Phonics Patterns, Part 2 – Reading Level
Add fun by practicing with games in the Phonics Pow Toolkit!