Phonics blending is an effective evidence based word reading strategy to help all readers decode words. Have them stick their arm out.
Here we will take a look at the steps in planning and presenting this innovative interactive activity.
Making words phonics strategy. We re here for you. Word sorts are a terrific way to teach phonics. Lane university of florida lynda hayes university of florida.
Strategies for phonics 3. This activity was developed by patricia cunningham 1992. Phonics blending is an effective evidence based word reading strategy to help all readers decode words.
Teaching strategies for phonics. Ready for phonics making words. With systemic phonics instruction teachers use specific lessons in a prescribed order ensuring lessons build on each other.
Many thanks to paige pullen university of virginia holly b. For instance maybe you. Most of the activities are embedded into play.
Teachers who use incidental instruction teach intervention strategies as they arise and are needed. Write a comment by gillian703 on jan 29 2017. There are two ways to teach phonics.
Apart from some direct full class and small group lessons including guided reading lessons most of our phonics practice takes place through game boards sorting word building and creative writing. If you have seen any of my oreo reading posts then you know i am using diane wormsley s approach as well as a type of project based learning to teach braille to my student with additional disabilities. To prepare for the activity the teacher chooses a secret word something related to a topic you ve been studying if possible.
Once you have assessed your students determine a concept in phonics you want to teach. The making words. Florida center for reading research florida state university reading first summer institute 2005.
Phonics instruction is all about helping developing readers understand how letters are linked to sounds. The making words activity is related to the four block literacy model. Find our latest covid 19 resources that can help at home at.
I noticed that my student is pointing out beginning letters and recognizing the s at the end of words. I m going to share a basic outline of her activity but there are other variations and extension activities that you can read about in one of her books like this one. I know i ve shared this phonics strategy in my intervention strategies for phonemic awareness blog post but you can use it just with sounds for phonemic awareness or add written words to use it as a phonics strategy.
This document contains one sheet to explain making words homework to parents two sample scripts to follow for in class l. This hands on activity promotes the development of phonological awareness as well as students understanding of the alphabetic principle. Alphabetic principle children must develop the fundamental insight that.
Much of our phonics instruction comes from our daily practice. When students are first learning to blend teach them to use their arm slide to blend the sounds together. The making words strategy is a popular word recognition strategy that was developed by jim and pat cunningham.
Word work strategies to develop decoding skills for beginning readers roxanne hudson ph d. The children will gain spelling and phonics knowledge as well as the chance to practice active listening.