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.

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.

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.

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!

(Standard Identify various features in print) This has 30 pages of activities that you can work on sight words. This would be great with teaching students sight words or with the students that are struggling with sight words.

Sorting Baskets Phonics Activity

Phonics 1 Phonics/Alphabet Baskets Sorting Activity (from The Imagination Tree) Make baskets with objects that sound like a specific letter. Give the students a basket and let them practice their phonics skills by naming the objects.

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.

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)

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"

Literacy Learning Station for Preschoolers

Literacy Learning Station for Preschoolers. A fun, hands-on way to develop literacy skills in preschoolers! Check out the cover for play dough play

Phonics Blends and Digraphs Flashcards

Blends and Digraphs Phonics - cut out and add to blank page in word study books as they learn them - don't provide entire sheet at once.

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The Garden Classroom

: 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