Are you working with a beginning reader? It’s amazing to watch new readers figure out the code, blend words, and begin to read. Learning to read with a strong foundation in phonics is necessary for most readers, but it isn’t always the most exciting task to practice. That’s why I created clipboard phonics sheets. It’s a way to add a little pizazz to the practicing.
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The Why Behind These Phonics Sheets
In preparing to teach my own child to read, I recently picked up Making Sense of Phonics by Beck. There were many take-aways from the book. One of the main ones was that not many decodable texts include consistent and substantial discrimination.
As I gathered decodable text for my emergent reader, I found that many of them didn’t offer a lot of practice discriminating between vowel sounds. So, I decided to create these clipboard phonics sheets. Each one builds upon the previous one.
Beck also stressed that kids need to read complete thoughts to build comprehension and engagement early on in the reading journey. So, these sheets start with a few words to decode, move to short phrases, and then a silly question.
How To Use the Phonics Sheets
Materials Needed: Clipboard Phonics Sheets (see printable below) and a clipboard
- Print the set of clipboard phonics sheets (see download below).
- Attach the first one to a clipboard and give to the child.
- Have the child begin with the individual words in the top row. Say the first sound. Say the second sound. Blend the first and second sound together. Say the third sound. Blend all three sounds together to create the word. Encourage the child to point to the sounds and move their finger under the word as he blends it.
- Move on to the second row of short phrases.
- Finally, move to the third row. The child reads the silly sentence. Answer yes or no to the question and then write the word in the box.
- Repeat the next day with the next phonics sheet in the packet.
Get your FREE set of phonics clipboard sheets below.
I’ve worked with lots of kids to help them learn to read as a teacher and reading specialist, but nothing is more special than teaching my own child to read.
Enjoy using these clipboard phonics sheets to help your beginning readers learn to read.
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