Category: Phonics

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 […]

5 Ways to Promote Reading Fluency in your Classroom

Reading something fluently is the ability to read it at an appropriate rate with the correct intonation. It is when you read as though you are speaking conversationally, without any struggle. Fluency is essential to reading comprehension. A few weeks ago, I shared this image on my instagram page: Go ahead and read that. I bet […]