What is it?
Phonics teaches students that letters stand for particular sounds. Students are taught to use these sounds to make words. Systematic and explicit phonics instruction provides instruction in a carefully selected and useful set of letter-sound relationships and then organizes the introduction of these relationships into a logical instructional sequence. It is most effective when introduced early (K or 1). Children need ample opportunities to practice and review the relationships they are learning.
Syllable Patterns-This handout outlines the syllable patterns students will encounter as they decode words.
6 Types of Syllable Patterns - This handout was created by the University of Texas at Austin.
Five "Breaking" Rules for Syllabication - A handout with LMB rules adapted by Nicole Trujillo.
BBC Words and Pictures - This site works on cvc, consonant clusters,long vowels, high frequency words, and early writing skills.
Gamegoo - A website to practice a variety of early literacy skills in grades K-2.
Starfall- An interactive site for grades K-1.
Adrain Bruce - An interactive site working on all areas of phonics including structural analysis. Appropriate for grades K-3.
Sadlier-Oxford - A website focusing on phonics and word study for grades prek-6.
Scholastic Phonics - The Phonics Skills Chart is a grade-level guide from preschool through sixth grade that outlines the progression of phonics competencies for the classroom.
http://www.jmeacham.com/ - Here is a GREAT website for K-1 teachers.
Flyleaf - Decodable text to practice phonetic skills.
Reading A to Z - Downloadable decodable books. (Membership Fee)
Carl's Corner - Great website with a variety of downloadable activities and manipulatives to use for reading and writing.
6 syllable game-This website explains this game.