Showing posts with label Phonics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Phonics. Show all posts

Monday, February 24, 2014

Keeping Phonics Fun!

Every week we have been adding a new "special sound" to our phonics repertoire. I assume that most "language" curriculums are similar and they 'bombard' our first graders with a TON of rules and expectations for them to master in 5 short days. Then, we are suddenly on to the next rule, concept, and phonics sound. While many of our students will grasp these concepts, not all of them do... Right? 

To help my students, I try to make these new sounds fun, exciting and meaningful. Last week we were working on "ow" and "oa" words.

  I thought that "blowing a bubble" would stick in my students' minds well and to start the week, my students had to guess what our rule was by hunting through my tupperware container. As you can assume, they were happy to oblige. The took out each card and carefully read each word and then in partners discussed what they thought the new sounds were. 

 This week we are learning that ar says /ar./ The "barn" is helping us with this sound! 

Through the help of poems, games and centers I try to make our new phonics sounds fun, engaging and hands-on.
Swing by my blog to pick up word cards that are perfect for word work, word sorts and centers! The cards are for r-controlled vowel words and oa/ow words! There are even recording pages in the freebie! 

To grab this freebie and to read more about the activity, head over to my blog! Simply click on my blog button to get taken there! 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Word Stairs

Do you ever find yourself with an extra 5 minutes?  Here is a quick and easy activity that your students will love!  I call them Word Stairs.
 My students LOVE this simple activity and it's great for reviewing phonics and spelling skills!
I created some Word Stairs that I will be putting in our Word Work tub for Daily 5.

Head on over to my blog to download them.


Monday, June 3, 2013

Cc Phonics

This is week two of my summer of freebies.
{I even had a bonus flash freebie on my FB page this past week!
I hope you didn't miss it.}

This week, I made a Cc pack for when school starts and I offered these Cc Phonics sheets to your guys FOR FREE!
Click on the picture or {here} to grab these phonics sheets free.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


Over the summer, I am giving away one freebie a week. Some of them will be forever free, while others will be free for only a week! This is my way to say thanks to all those summer readers and followers. 

My freebie phonics sheets for the bossy r family!
 It covers the sounds for ar, er, ir, or, and ur sheets... completely free!
click on the picture or {here} to grab this freebie
I also have a few fun apps to share that cover the the bossy r sound.
Here is a peek at those apps!

  Mary Amoson, Sharing Kindergarten

Saturday, May 4, 2013

oo Digraph Freebie

I have to freebies for you to enjoy.
One is a group phonics activity based on the book, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.
This one is phonics sheets for 5 days based on the two sounds that oo digraph uses. 
I know you will LOVE them!

Click on the pictures or {here} to grab these freebies.
  Mary Amoson, Sharing Kindergarten

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013

Long Vowels? No problem

We are doing a review/run down of the long vowels and their rules this week.
We have taught them and used them for a while, but this week we are REALLY focusing on them as phonics rules.
Here is a picture and link to my FREE phonics sheets on the long vowels if you can use them. 
click on the picture or {here} to grab this freebie
  Mary Amoson, Sharing Kindergarten

Thursday, February 7, 2013

/sh/ Freebie

This week we are learning ALL about the /sh/ sound. 
If you need some FREE phonics sheets to help your students learn, practice, or even just review this tough sound... please head {here} for this free download. 

  Mary Amoson, Sharing Kindergarten

Monday, January 7, 2013

Letter Ff

Here is my newest FREE set of phonics sheets, all about the letter Ff!
Click on the picture or {here} to take you to this freebie!

  Mary Amoson, Sharing Kindergarten

Monday, December 31, 2012

Rr Phonics Freebie

 Here is my newest phonics sheets for the letter Rr COMPLETELY FREE.
Click the picture or {here} to grab these free Rr phonics sheets. 
Have a safe and happy New Years Eve!
  Mary Amoson, Sharing Kindergarten

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Word Work: December Words

Hi all!! Happy Sunday!! I can't believe December is already here!! I think I am going to head out shortly and start my Christmas shopping! But before that, I had to let you know that my December Word Work Cards are posted!!