This coming year, I'll be working with North Lanarkshire's Stage 2 and Stage 3 active literacy phonics programmes. So I'm trying to get resources created for both stages while I have a bit of extra (!) time over the summer. Stage 3 begins by reviewing the 'UE', 'AW' and 'OI' phonemes, all of which are first introduced during the Stage 2 programme.
So here are wall words for UE (you can also click on the picture of the front cover, and that will take you to the correct file as well). Hope you find them useful!
For a complete list of all of the literacy resources I've created, please hover over the 'Resources' header, then use the 'Literacy' drop down menu to go directly to a page with links to all available files.
The next 2 sets of Wall Words/flashcards are finished and ready for anyone to download and use - this file contains TH and NG flashcards. I hope you find them useful! In most of these sets, I've tried to find at least 12 age-appropriate words containing the target phoneme. I've also tried to divide them into 6 easier and 6 trickier words (in the file, I've arranged the words in order...roughly...from easiest to hardest). In the NG set, you'll find 4 verbs with the 'ing' ending - teaching verb endings is a great way to quickly expand decoding skills (kids get such a boost when they can read 'long words' like 'sitting' easily!).
I use these cards to introduce a new phoneme on Monday - we read the flashcards together as a class, and then I always have plenty of volunteers to help me transfer the word cards onto our 'Word Wall'. As you can see in the picture below (it's a screenshot of a page from the file you'll download), I always have a 'Phoneme (dipthong for American readers) Card' that gives the phoneme and a picture hint. All of the word cards are then posted under/around the Phoneme Card (depending on how crowded my wall is, and how many word cards I want to put up).
These cards then stay up all week (and beyond), for children to use as a resource for various phoneme-related tasks they are given throughout the week. I like to leave at least some of the cards up over the longer term - children need lots of repetition/reminders before some of the trickier phonemes move into long-term memory. Depending on your own wall space, and display policies at your school, you can chose to leave all or only a few word cards up, or you can transfer the Phoneme Card onto a 'Phoneme Pocket' (also attached to the wall) and put all of the word cards into the pocket - that way children can go and get them when/if they need them, but it takes up much less space than displaying everything.
Below, you can see all of the TH flashcards. 'This' and 'that' are difficult words to match with pictures - but so important for our kids to know to facilitate fluent reading and writing. The NG words are laid out similarly.
Please try them out and let me know what you think! And if you have any teacher friends who would find these useful, please send them over to my blog as well. :-)
I'll be adding more Wall Words as I get them converted into PDFs - why not bookmark or favourite this site, so you can get back easily to check what's available?
I have taught primarily in the early years (Primary 1-3 or K-2), although have also taught in Primaries 4 and 5 (3rd and 4th grades). You'll find a variety of resources and ideas appropriate for these year groups as you explore this blog. I'm glad you are here and I hope you find activities, ideas or resources that are useful in your own class.