I would add to the saying "when two vowels go walking the first one does the talking and USUALLY says its name." this will give the students the decoding strategy that if the vowel name doesn't work try the short vowel sound... one or the other should handle most words. Also I would put these up on the blackboard while using them but not on the wall.

Bossy E, 2 vowels & word family anchor chart. these phonemic awareness skills help students learn how to spell.

sight word ideas Maybe make it half as large and then have them write how many times they found each word. They could also choose two words and use them in a sentence.

sight word ideas Maybe make it half as large and then have them write how many times they found each word. They could also choose two words and use them in a sentence. Use spelling list each word a different colour

Consonant Digraph Garden - fun way to review phonics with kids

Consonant Digraph Garden

Help children learn consonant digraphs (/th/, /sh/, /ch/) with this fun flower activity! Students can work independently or as a class to build a classroom "garden"

This activity is so fun for the kids to do on the first day of school. They can work on it while you deal with other first day matters!

Back to School Survival Kit - Ideas for the Beginning of the School Year

Homemade word dominoes game for CVC words

Homemade word dominoes game for CVC words

Homemade word dominoes spelling game for cvc words. The site includes a list for programming! Great for the classroom and a fun summer game to keep reading skills sharp!

Reading - HFW Ring Around A Bottle - students toss the ring and say the word if they land on one

Reading - HFW Ring Around A Bottle - students toss the ring and say the word if they land on one, for early years use single letters for the children to sound out

Shake the jar, read the word...real or nonsense? Idea is described differently on website

: SHAKE OF THE DAY! The special student of the day gets to shake the bucket when they arrive at school to see if he/she can make a CVC word. If the student makes a CVC word we will share it with class, and he/she gets a reward

Pass the Plate Sight Words...music stops...go around and say sight word on your plate (could also do math facts)

Pass the Plate Sight Words. Or play like fruit basket upset (dynamics, instruments, rhythms, etc) music stops.go around and say sight word on your plate (could also do math facts)

Lucky dip with keywords / high frequency words. The children have a list of words each that they have to find in the shredded paper. Literacy skills / games, kindergarten, grade 1

Week Lucky dip with oral vocabulary / high frequency words. The children have a list of words each that they have to find in the shredded paper. Literacy skills / games for kindergarten

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