Phonics Reading List and Activities to Help Your Kids Read, Write and Spell
Need a way to teach your child how to read? Try my FREE phonics list along with a huge list of activities, that meets every child’s learning style. This list will help your child learn how to read and spell for at least their first 3 years.
Do you struggle with teaching your kids how to read? How about helping them learn how to spell certain words when they are writing? Well, I did. I couldn’t find a book, that helped me figure out an exact phonics order that would help me teach my children, how to read, write and spell. All the books that I had, that showed me how to teach my child to read, were okay at first. Then they seemed to not suite my kids learning needs anymore. I was getting frustrated and thought, look I have taught a ton of kids to read before. It is not rocket science, but having an exact order in which to teach them the phonics skills that they need to read, is very important. So finally, I found the book, The Ordinary Parent’s Guide to Teaching Reading, by Jessie Wise and Sara Buffington. This uses phonics as its’ cornerstone to teaching reading.
All I wanted though was a phonics list, because each of my kid learns how to read, write and spell in a different way. I decided to sit down and create a full phonics list of all the phonics skills they would need to be an amazing reader, writer and speller. It took me quite a few days to create the list, because it is a very extensive list. But, this list will meet any child, where ever they are on the phonics spectrum, how to read, write and spell.
Below is a list of activities that I suggest to use along with the Download FREE Phonics List Here. Together, these activities and the phonics list should meet any child’s needs to learn how to read, write and spell, no matter what their learning style is.
- Sort – Have them sort each set of words. You can write the list of words on a piece of paper, and then have your kids color the certain chunks within a word a different color. For example, if you are working on the digraphs sh and ch, they could color all the words with sh green and all the words with ch blue. They would only color in the sh and ch within each word. This allows your child’s brain to register that chunk within a word as a certain sound.
- Memory Match Game – Write each word on an index card, twice, and place a memory match game. Place each index card face down on the table. Then one player takes their turn, by turning over two cards. If the words match they can keep the cards only if they can read them. If you want to challenge them even more, after they read the card, take the card from them and see if they can spell the word without looking.
- Phonics Chunks Within A Sentence – Write a few sentences on a whiteboard, chalkboard, piece of paper or chart paper. List the phonics chunk that you are working on at the top of the page.Have the child read the sentence to you or you can read it to them. Have them look for the certain phonics chunk within the words. If they find it, have them color the chunk in, within that word. For example, maybe you are working on -ing. Write the letters -ing at the top of the page. Then maybe you would write the sentence, I went looking for the dog. Your child would then read the sentence to you, or you would help them to read it. Then they would come up and color in the -ing, in the word looking.
- Rainbow write – have them write out each word, changing the color that they are using when they get to the phonics chunk that they are working on. For example, your child is working on -ar and -or words. This is how they would write their words, mark, fork, park, barn, short, sport.
- http://www.education.com/activity/phonics/ – this site lists a lot of hands-on games for your kid to learn phonics
- http://www.havefunteaching.com/activities/phonics-activities – this site has printable games already made for you. All you have to do is print them out and assemble.
- http://www.starfall.com/– this site has videos to help your child to learn the different phonics chunks. If you click on the learn to read button, most of the videos are under that section.
- http://livingmontessorinow.com/2014/06/20/20-outdoor-phonics-activities/ – I love the activities on this site. If you have kids that need to move all the time, like my kids, then the activities on this site are for you and your kids.
- http://thisreadingmama.com/hands-on-spelling-activities/ – if your child is struggling with learning how to spell words, then this site is for you
Comment below and let me know what you think about the phonics list and how it is working out for you!!!