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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.
Review vowel sounds: Beginners-short or long vowel chart, More Advanced-the Vowel Patterns grocery store chart
Review phonograms with Quizlet flashcards and videos at the Phonogram playlist at the Phonics Pow Youtube channel.
- 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.
Play online games for Phonemic Awareness at the post on Phonological and Phonemic Awareness.
REVIEW – Review skills from last lesson
LESSON – Introduce a new skill, following sequence as the student is ready. Start with word families for the pattern: free printable clip strips and pdf of word families with phonics patterns. See also Word Lists.
- 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:
- Silent e freebie
- Long Vowels (15 pages)
- Vowel Teams/Diphthongs (10 pages)
- Bossy R/Consonant Digraphs (5 pages)
- Consonant Variations (7 pages)
- Long or Short I or O (5 pages)
- Tiger and Camel Words (4 pages)
Look for patterns with Spot and dot sentences at the Super Tutor Tools store at Teachers Pay Teachers. Try a word search puzzle or wordsearches at ictgames.
Automaticity: Read sentences with the target skill at stickyball.net
ENCODE (put letter sounds into writing)
Build words with a magnetic whiteboard and letters, or online resources. UFLI has a printable word work mat and online blending board, or use virtual magnetic letters from goteachthis.com, room recess, or big brown bear. 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.
Encode word lists with audio at aaaspell.com.
Practice reading with a passage from Progressive Phonics. Find more options at Read, Just Read.
Review sight words with Quizlet flashcards and free bookmarks from Super Tutor Tools. Encode sight words with Sight Words Audible from Mr. Nussbaum.
Download assessments for letter names and sounds skills and phonemic awareness skills at heggerty.org. (enter email to receive)
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. Now only available here with sign-up.
Add fun by practicing with games in the Phonics Pow Toolkit!