Learning to read is such a fun and special time: it’s a valuable skill, and sparking an early love of reading can make it become a lifelong passion. In order to do so, it is so important early-on to scaffold our students’ learning to help them bridge one concept to the next so that they don’t feel overwhelmed. How can our little ones get excited and learn effectively if we introduce phonics with no particular order?
Order of Teaching Phonics
In my experience, the following steps worked the best in helping my students to read. With each step, and with enough practice, students are able to transition to the next level seamlessly.
After introducing the beginning letter sounds, we follow this order:
- Beginning Blends
- R-Controlled Words
No-Prep Phonics Printables
On top of class activities, games, and center work, it is important for students to practice and review the knowledge they acquired. With that in mind, I created these No-Prep Phonics Printables that follow the listed order.
For students to recognize the words and practice effectively, the aforementioned packet does not include the knowledge necessary for the latter packet. For example, looking at the list above, there will be no digraphs included in the Beginning Blends packet, and no diphthongs in the Digraphs packet.
How can I use these printables?
1. whole group instruction review
2. small group work
3. early finishers tub
4. morning work
5. literacy center
7. independent work when you have a sub
Get the Bundle
You can get all seven packets in a bundle here. The bundle will provide your students with plenty of opportunities to practice and learn a wide range of sounds. All of the packets have a consistent layout, which makes it easy for students to complete the tasks on their own whilst focusing on each sound. No extra prepping is necessary, other than to print and give them to your students.
Free No-Prep Phonics Printables
Click the picture above or here to try a little sample of the bundle.