Category: Phonics

Digital Phonics Poems

I have been creating and using phonics poetry for K-2 classrooms for almost a decade now! I just find that fun, rhythmic phonics poems are a great way to practice so many different skills. For one, we practice decoding many different phonics patterns by reading words with those patterns within a text. We practice fluency […]

CVC Game for First Grade!

CVC or consonant-vowel-consonant words are a very familiar thing in the first-grade teaching world. These short vowel patterns are some of the first ones we focus on blending when teaching our students how to read! Once students start becoming familiar with this CVC pattern, I like to have them play some different games to help […]

Free CVC Phonics Game!

After a couple of weeks in school, my first-grade students would start reviewing CVC words. We would blend them, segment them, and spell them. This hands-on game is great for students to practice segmenting and spelling different short vowel, CVC words.   To see how to play this FREE CVC phonics game, just watch my […]

Small Group Phonics Warm Up: What’s Missing?

How do you start your guided reading groups? What about your morning meeting? I love to have this  warm up posted on the board so while I get my last minute things ready, students are already revving up their brains! It’s called, “What’s Missing?” and I play this small group game two different ways that […]

Buzz and Sparkle: Two Fun Classroom Games!

Today, I wanted to pop on over to share two fun, classroom games I’ve used in my classroom: Buzz & Sparkle! Both games are whole group, circle games and only require about 5 minutes to play. I’ve used them for morning meeting games, warm ups, and even to calm students down after coming in from […]