Posts Tagged ‘phonics’

Favorite Language Arts Lesson Plans

February 2nd, 2022

National Council for Open Education: EduRef – Language Arts

(eduref.org/lessons/language-arts)

Grades PreK-12, with parental supervision

This website consists of contributions from teachers sharing their favorite language arts lesson plans.

When you get to the site, you can get right to any lesson plan listed. Or you can choose a category from the right sidebar including:

  • Alphabet
  • Grammar
  • Literature
  • Phonics
  • Reading
  • Speech
  • Spelling
  • Story Telling
  • Vocabulary
  • and more

Each lesson plan has an age range followed by the lesson plan. You can even print them out to refer to as needed.

Reading & Phonics with Between the Lions

December 22nd, 2021

PBS LearningMedia: Between the Lions Early Reading Collection

(ca.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/btl07-ex/)

Grades PreK-1, with parental supervision

PBS offers a collection of early reading video segments taken from their show, Between the Lions.

When you get to the site, scroll down to the videos that are categorized for K-1 and PreK, sorted by literacy skill:

  • Fluency
  • Phonemic Awareness
  • Phonics
  • Text Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Book and Print Awareness
  • Language and Vocabulary Development
  • Letter Knowledge Awareness
  • Phonological Awareness

Below the videos, you can read what the video is about and then look at/download support materials. Be sure to turn on your speakers to hear the stories being read.

Help Your Child Learn to Read with this Early Literacy Resource

August 4th, 2021

FreeReading.net: Free Reading Lessons, Materials, & Resources for K-3

(www.freereading.net/)

Grades K-3, with adult supervision

This website offers a free, multi-media, open-source instructional reading program that helps educators teach early literacy

It contains a 40-week series of reading lessons covering phonological awareness and phonics activities designed for a typical Kindergarten or first grade core reading program. This program is also used as an “intervention program” for kindergarten or first grade students who need additional help with learning to read.

That said, (and the early emphasis on learning to read at too young an age by schools aside) the resources here can easily be used for children of all ages when they are developmentally ready to learn to read.

As mentioned at the website, FreeReading provides scope and sequence activities in the following categories:

  • Phonological Awareness: Students learn to blend and segment the sounds in spoken words.
  • Letter Sounds: Students learn to say the most common sounds for printed letters.
  • Letter Writing: Students learn the correct way to write letters.
  • Sounding Out: Students learn to produce and blend the letter-sound patterns in written words. For the first time, they read.
  • Word-Form Recognition: Students learn to read written words without sounding them out. (Some educators refer to these words as “sight words.”)
  • Irregular Words: Students learn to read high-frequency irregular words such as the and was by sight.
  • Reading Connected Text: Students learn to read their first stories.
  • Letter Combinations: Students learn to say the most common sounds for letter combinations such as sh and oa.
  • Irregular Words II: Students learn more high-frequency irregular words to read by sight.
  • Advanced Phonics: Students learn to read words with features such as inflected endings, silent letters, and multiple syllables.

All of this is accomplished with free, downloadable and printable lessons and materials such as picture cards, word cards, flashcards, decodable passages, word list generators, and much more. You’ll find audio and video aids too. There is even a “literacy is priceless” blog as well as a live forum to provide support to educators who are teaching reading.

When you get to the site, use the menu on the left side of the screen and click either Find Activities or Teaching Tools.

This site provides a wide variety of early literacy tools covering phonological awareness, reading and spelling fluency, and writing comprehension!

Free Reading Lessons, Materials and Tools for Teacher

May 12th, 2021

FreeReading.net

(www.freereading.net/index.html)

For Adults

This website offers a free, multi-media, open-source instructional reading program that helps educators teach early literacy. It contains a 40-week series of reading lessons covering phonological awareness and phonics activities designed for a typical Kindergarten or first-grade core reading program. This program is also used as an “intervention program” for kindergarten or first-grade students who need additional help with learning to read.

That said, (and the early emphasis on learning to read at too young an age by schools aside) the resources here can easily be used for children of all ages when they are developmentally ready to learn to read.

As mentioned on the website, FreeReading provides scope and sequence activities in the following categories:

  • Phonological Awareness: Students learn to blend and segment the sounds in spoken words.
  • Letter Sounds: Students learn to say the most common sounds for printed letters.
  • Sounding Out: Students learn to produce and blend the letter-sound patterns in written words. For the first time, they read.
  • Word Recognition: Students learn to read written words without sounding them out. (Some educators refer to these words as “sight words.”)
  • Irregular Words: Students learn to read high-frequency irregular words such as the and was by sight.
  • Advanced Phonics: Students learn to read words with features such as inflected endings, silent letters, and multiple syllables.
  • Letter Combinations: Students learn to say the most common sounds for letter combinations such as sh and oa.
  • Letter Writing: Students learn the correct way to write letters.
  • And more.

All of this is accomplished with free, downloadable, and printable lessons and materials such as picture cards, word cards, flashcards, decodable passages, word list generators, and much more.

When you get to the site, use the Teaching Tools link on the left side of the screen as it provides a good overview of the site and how to use it to your student’s best advantage.

This site provides a wide variety of early literacy tools covering phonological awareness, reading and spelling fluency, and writing comprehension.

Build Phonemic Awareness

March 3rd, 2021

SightWords.com

(www.sightwords.com/phonemic-awareness/)

Grades PreK-1, with parental supervision

 

We typically do not focus on websites with preschool resources unless they also offer resources for older children. But knowing that reading is essential for a child’s success, in this case, we are breaking the rules, so to speak. All too often, the barriers faced by children with difficulty reading outweigh their desire to read and, without proper guidance, they never overcome them.

This website has just introduced a new curriculum for teaching Phonemic Awareness (also called Pre-Phonics) to children. The website is packed with games, activities, and tools to help parents and educators prepare children for learning to read. The free and printable materials are designed to promote learning in the classroom and also at home.

Use the menu to locate the free curriculum. This is a comprehensive curriculum for teaching phonemic awareness, including lesson plans with scope and sequence, and offers classroom-tested lessons based on the latest research, complete with “how-to” videos. You’ll also find teaching tips for presenting and planning the lessons as well as printable picture cards, word lists, and game boards. They include confidence builders, extension suggestions, and variations, and tips for scaling the activity from one child to several and vice versa.

Print and compile these in a binder to use over and over as your children develop a love of reading.

Language Arts Games and Activities

April 29th, 2020

 

It’s Wednesday, April 29, 2020, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Story It

(www.storyit.com/)

Age Range: 4-10 (Grades PreK-5, with parental supervision)

 

This website offers a variety of free Language Arts games, story starters, printable writing worksheets and other activities to encourage kids to read and write.

When you get to the website you’ll see the featured resources in the middle of the page including: 

  • Classic Children’s Literature – Read some selections online including The Ugly Duckling, Aesop’s Fables, Mother Goose nursery rhymes, and children’s poetry.
  • Story Starters – Print out worksheets with pictures and sentences that spark a student’s imagination so they can write a story.
  • Sight Words – Play interactive games for phonics reinforcement and sentence building exercises. Try non-violent hangman games to practice spelling and Dolch sight words. Improve vocabulary by making words with interactive letter tiles.
  • Shapes – Print lined writing sheets that are in the shape of critters, flowers, vegetables, seasonal and holiday objects, and more. Can be used for a wide variety of writing projects.
  • Coloring – Print out and color classic rhymes such as, Little Miss Muffet, Jack Be Nimble, Little Robin Redbreast, and more.

There are lots of resources here to enhance any language arts curriculum, hobby, or interest.

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