Unfortunately a LOT of my students are not fluent readers. This year I'm really having to teach basic phonics to my students because I know that the brain works with identifying patterns. So by teaching kids to identify phonics patterns, they retain more words.
I was so inspired by Sarah Cooley's Bossy e, that I started making my phonics skills into stories. This is so working for me because the brain also works well with information presented in stories.
So far we've covered four phonics/spelling patterns:
1) Consonant Diagraphs (Amazing H)
2) CVCe (Bully E)
4) R Controlled vowels (Royally Bossy R)Click on the pictures to get the pdf file...
Have a great Columbus Day!