Phonics mats with reading passages are designed with a focus on individual phonics patterns.
⭐️UPDATE: These are now offered in 2 versions: printable and digital.⭐️
The printable version is a NO PREP, PRINT & GO, perfect option for 1st grade students who need a practical and applicable way to practice their phonics skills within a passage and in an isolated structure.
The digital version uses a Google Slides™ format and is ideal for the use with Google Classroom™. This version is also the perfect option for 1st grade students who need a practical and applicable way to practice their phonics skills within a passage and in an isolated structure.
Note: We provide step-by-step directions on how to assign the digital passages to your students inside of the file. A video explanation is also provided.
The passages give a lot of targeted practice of one sound within grade level text. Students will read the passage three times for fluency practice. They will find the words that support the phonics patterns within the passage. Then, given a small selection of words, students will write the word in alphabetical order. Finally, students will color the pictures that have the focus phonics pattern amongst a group of pictures.
Every phonics mat also includes a bonus box that instructs the students to draw a picture of an event from the passage. This helps them to demonstrate their comprehension abilities.
HOW ARE THESE USED?
Special Education Setting
PHONICS MATS FOCUS
131 different phonics mats with reading passages
Cover page for each set of phonics skills as well as one for the entire bundle
Table of Contents
SHORT VOWEL SKILLS INCLUDE: (29 MATS)
short a (ag, at, ad, am, ap, an)
short e (ed, el, en, et, eg)
short i (ib, ig, in, it, id, ix)
short o (ox, ot, og, op)
short u (ug, um, ud, ut, un, up)
short a word families (7): ack, all, amp, and, ash, ant, ast
short e word families (4): eck, ell, end, est
short i word families (5): ick, ill, ing, ink, ish
short o word families (3): ock, op, ot
short u word families (5): uck, ump, ung, unk, ush
LONG VOWEL SKILLS INCLUDE: (45 MATS)
y as e
ey as e
y as i
BLENDS SKILLS INCLUDE: (27 MATS)
Beginning: bl, cl, fl, gl
Ending: ld, lf, lk, lp, lt, mp, nd, nk, nt, rd, rf, rk, rl, rm, rn, rp, rt, sk, sp, st, ct, ft, pt
DIGRAPHS SKILLS INCLUDE: (8 MATS)
Beginning: ch, ph, sh, th, wh
Ending: ch, sh, th
DIPHTHONGS SKILLS INCLUDE: (7 MATS)
R-CONTROLLED VOWELS SKILLS INCLUDE: (5 MATS)
SILENT LETTERS SKILLS INCLUDE: (9 MATS)