Do you teach phonics but kids don’t always apply the skills into their reading?! This bundle of phonics POEMS and activities is here to help! It will help your students cross the bridge between isolated phonics skills and reading fluency and comprehension.
Each poem includes a two-page spread of activities to do over a week. These activities help students practice phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, and even writing! The poems and daily activities are NO PREP to help simplify your workload.
Want students to build reading fluency?
Repeatedly reading poems is supported by research to boost fluency! Reading poems aloud helps with students’ expression and phrasing too! Students will be motivated and engaged with the simple format, kid-friendly clipart, and fun and quirky poems. These poems are just long enough to have a storyline, yet not too long to overwhelm or get bored when rereading.
Need a fun way to practice and apply phonics skills?
Each kid-friendly poem is based on a phonics skill, with multiple words in the poem for students to read in context. Following a typical phonics scope and sequence, students will be able to decode the majority of words in the poem. This resource helps take phonics instruction to the next level with students applying it to text!
Looking for a comprehensive literacy activity?
The activities that accompany each poem help students connect crucial literacy skills together to work toward becoming a proficient reader! Students reread the poem each day to practice phonics and build reading fluency. Then they complete the short, yet meaningful activities -
Day 1: phonemic awareness
Day 2: vocabulary and oral language
Day 3: phonics
Day 4: reading comprehension
Day 5: writing
There are variations of these activities to keep students interested and engaged, while also benefiting from the structure of a routine.
PHONICS-BASED POEMS BUNDLE INCLUDES:
80 poems so you have one to use for every phonics skill
80 two-page spreads of daily activities that go along with each poem that support:
Vocabulary / oral language
Cover pages for organization and/or making student booklets
Answer keys for each set of activities for grading ease and/or student self-checking
No-prep pages so you can just print and go!
80 PHONICS SKILLS INCLUDED:
Mixed short vowels (a, i)
Mixed short vowels (e, o, u)
CVC/closed syllables (mixed a, e, i, o, u)
Mixed consonant blends (st, cr, cl, gr, sp, bl, sk, br, tr, sw, sl, etc)
Consonant digraphs (sh, th, ch, wh, ph, ck)
Mixed silent e pattern (a_e & i_e)
Mixed silent e pattern (o_e & u_e)
Mixed CVCe (a_e, i_e, e_e, o_e, u_e)
Mixed inflectional endings (er, ed, ing, est)
Mixed hard & soft C and G
Mixed trigraphs (squ, spr, thr, str, scr, shr, spl)
Long a vowel teams (ay, ai)
Long i vowel teams (ie, igh)
Long o vowel teams (oa, oe, ow)
Long e vowel teams (ee, ea)
Long u vowel teams (ue, ui)
Mixed CVVC (vowel team) syllables
R-controlled syllables (er, ir, ur, ar, or)
Consonant + le syllables (final stable syllables)
Silent letters (k, g, w, l, b)
Two-syllable words with long vowels: CV
Two-syllable words with long vowels: CVCe
Two-syllable words with long vowels: CVVC
Double consonants (ff, ll, ss, tt, zz)
NG (-ang, -ong, and -ing)
NK (-ink, -ank, -unk, -onk)
Classroom teachers are already loving this resource!
“I have really enjoyed using this with some of my first graders. I pulled a few to try this out and they were so excited this past week when it was their time for our group meeting! I was able to listen in as they even grabbed their journals and practiced reading it on their own with no assistance or prompting from me and then went to share it with others! This was such a proud moment of independence!
"I cannot wait to begin using this with all of my groups as review, acceleration, and for remediation - the opportunities are endless. Thank you so much!" - Sharon
I can’t wait to hear how these phonics poems transform your phonics instruction! Send me a message after you download and let me know how it’s going. Happy teaching!
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