UNDERSTANDING: As a beginning teacher, I sometimes struggle in remembering the finite differences between phonemic awareness and phonics. This is an excellent phonemic awareness & phonics cheat-sheet to put in your planner and help me remember!
---> "Drive-Thru Blending". Get students excited about phonics! Children say letter-sounds as they 'driving a car' through them and blend them. It's incredible to see how quickly this decoding game catches on!