Explicit Phonics Lessons have a sequence- consisting of 6 steps. If you scroll down you can see each step of the sequence and a fun, but sufficient way to practice reading words!
1. Develop Phonemic Awareness- A variety of phonemic awareness activities helps students make sense of the alphabetic principle and develop their phonics skills.
2. Introducing Sound/Spelling- taught in isolation.
3. Blend Words- practicing sounding out and reading words. Routines include sound-by-sound, continuous, spelling-focused, and whole word blending.
4. Building Automatic Word Recognition- activities focus on the rapid and effortless decoding and reading of words.
5. Apply to decodable text- opportunities to practice reading and rereading decodable texts that contain a high proportion of wordsa that are made up of previously taught sound/spelling correspondences.
6. Word Work for decoding and encoding- students practicing patterns by building, manipulating, and sorting words.
What we're learning in first grade. Students are also making comments in class! At home add to the posts, too.