Capital letter on white spoon - Lower case letter on clear spoon - match them up. You could put the lower case letter on the back of the white spoon to help out the younger kids, then take it off later in the school year.

Starting to Read: It’s Playtime Fun with Phonics. This week’s round-up collection features phonics activities for kids who are just starting to read.

Starting to Read: It's Playtime Fun with Phonics

Step Word Families: Starting to Read: It’s Playtime Fun with Phonics. This week’s round-up collection features phonics activities for kids who are just starting to read.

LEGO Word Family Sorting ~ Don't just sort words on paper! Sort them with DUPLO LEGO bricks. They are hands-on and very colorful! | This Reading Mama

LEGO Word Family Sorting

LEGO Word Family Sorting ~ Sort words written on DUPLO LEGO bricks to form word families. Then encourage youngsters to read and write the word family lists. You could also do this with equivalent fractions/decimals/percents. make a tower of equivalents!

Preschool (First Grade) At Home: Paint Chip Word Family Game - FREE! Great site for lots of kid activities. fun-for-the-kids

Decoding strategies anchor chart to hang in the classroom after teaching each strategy in small group. Build this chart together with students as you introduce each phoneme or strategy. Strategies could be added to CAFE menu.

Read It, Build It, Write It - A Dolch Sight Words Center Only $2.00 - 30 pages and bonus game included!

This is a great center activity for younger students to help them with their spelling, sight words, motor skills, and handwriting. I would use this as an activity center and have students work on sight words and/or spelling words.

Sorting Baskets Phonics Activity

Phonic Baskets Sorting Activity (from The Imagination Tree). Take a few boxes or baskets, write a letter on a piece of paper and gather many different items that begin with the letter. Have the student put the items in the corrected basket/ boxes.

Such a good idea: phonics. Why didn't I ever think of this? Love this.

Plastic Egg Word Families - for teaching rhyme and word beginnings/endings. They just spin one side of the egg for different words. Hayden would love it!

Remembering, of course, that there are exceptions to all these rules, this is a pretty good start - crash course in phonics, fill in the gaps left by your teacher-prep program

Idea: build sight words with scrabble tiles LINK: Rockabye Butterfly: BOB Books- SamPrintables and extension activities for BOB books (one great idea: use bananagrams game to build words)

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