Hands-on, engaging, and systematic phonics for beginning readers! This short o packet is part of Phonics Made Fun Level A Bundle! Included in this bundle is EVERYTHING you need to teach beginning phonics! I have included detailed lesson plans, pre- and post-assessments, differentiation for your below level, on level and above level students. Level A works with short vowel CVC words. Through games, hands-on centers, and activities, students work on building confidence and fluency! The BEST part, learning to read becomes FUN!
The activities included in Phonics Made Fun are low-prep, with minimal cutting. Today we are going to take a look at the short o part of the curriculum.
EASY-TO-FOLLOW LESSON PLANS
These easy-to-follow lesson plans take the guesswork out of how to teach phonics explicitly! Here is a breakdown of the lessons.
Each lesson is broken up into 5 easy-to-follow parts.
- Mini Lesson- Introduce the phonics skill of the day.
- Activities- Activities that pair well with this lesson.
- Practice Pages(s)- Practice sheet(s) that pair well with this lesson.
- Small Group Intervention- Small group teacher table lessons to support students who need extra practice with phonics skill being taught.
- Extension- Extension activities to support students who are ready to continue beyond the phonics skill being taught.
The unit pre-assessment gives an opportunity to assess prior knowledge. Use this assessment to guide your teaching throughout the unit.
The unit post-assessment gives an opportunity to measure what your students have learned. Use this assessment to guide your intervention, spiral review, and future teaching.
SCOPE AND SEQUENCE
For Phonics Made Fun Level A (short o words), here is the scope for the unit:
- Blending CVC short o words (Lessons 1-3)
- Reading CVC short o words (Lessons 4-6)
- Spelling CVC short o Words (Lessons 7-9)
- Applying CVC short o Words (Lessons 10-12)
ACTIVITIES, GAMES, AND PRACTICE PAGES AND SO MUCH MORE!
Here is a quick overview of some of the activities included in the short o unit:
Build the short o words and complete the picture that matches.
SEGMENT AND BLEND CARDS
Segment the sounds of the word, then blend sounds together to say the word.
CVC READ AND MATCH
Match the word on the frog to the correct lily pad.
CVC BOX IT UP
Laminate and use a dry erase marker to write the letters for the word in the boxes.
POINT AND READ CVC WORDS
Segment and Blend CVC words:
PICTURE WORD MATCH
Look at the picture on the card. Choose the word that matches the picture.
READING ACTIVITIES: TRUE OR FALSE?
Look at the picture. Decide if the word on the right matches the picture.
READ AND MATCH
Use the dots to segment each sound in the word. Then blend the sounds and find the picture that matches the word.
Use magnetic letters or dry erase markers to spell out the short o word.
FILL IN THE MISSING SOUNDS
Use magnetic letters or a dry erase marker to fill in the missing letters.
SPIN AND STAMP A WORD
Spin the spinner. Use the letter from your spin to stamp a word.
UNSCRAMBLE CVC WORDS
SPIN AND WRITE
READ AND COVER
Use the color code to cover the matching words of the pictures at the top.
CVC READ AND COVER
Read a word and find the picture that matches.
SPIN, READ, AND CROSS IT OFF!
CVC BOGGLE MATS
Find the short o words in the boggle mat.
ROLL AND READ
Roll a die. Read the words in the box that matches your roll. Color a star each time you read all of the words.
SHORT O STORIES
Read the short story. Find the short o words and write them below.
Take turns with a partner reading the words on the Tic-Tac-Toe board. The first person to get 3 in a row wins!
SAY IT, SPELL IT, COVER IT!
Take turns with a partner. Choose a picture. Spell the word at the top. The first person to get 5 in a row wins!
Partners take turns rolling a die. Move that many spaces and spell out the word for the picture that you land on.
READ AND MATCH
ROLL, SPELL, COVER
FIND A MATCH
Find the matching words on the board and cover them.
RACE TO THE TOP
Roll a die. Read a word in the column that matches your roll. Continue until a column has reached the top.
COMPLETE THE SENTENCE
Phonics Made Fun Level A will include all short vowels and a mixed review!
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I hope you and your students enjoy these fun activities!