Phonics

Phonics is the ability to understand the relationship between letters and the sounds they represent.

The Following links and resources are all identified to help grow your child with "Phonics".

"Letter Sounds Moving Match"

This game teaches the sounds letters make and builds words.


"Dog's Letter Pit"

This game teaches letter sounds and word building.


"Letter/Sound Chart"

Click the link below to see a letter/picture chart that your child uses at school as a tool to help with reading and writing.


"Hands-On Activities"

Click the link below for steps and ideas on activities to support your child in reading.

"Blending"

Consonants blends are letters that appear at the beginning or end of a word that make specific sounds. In blends, you can hear the sounds of both letters.

Make blend-sounds and have your child write the letters that match the sounds. Below is a list of common blends.

bl, br, cl, cr, dr, fr, tr, fl, gl, gr, pr, pl, sl, sm, sn, sp, st, sc

"Hunting for Words"

Choose a blend and have your child hunt for five items beginning with that sound. As each object is found, help your child write the word on a list. For example, if the target sound is "bl", the child might find and write blanket, blood, blue, blizzard, blast.

bl, br, cl, cr, dr, fr, tr, fl, gl, gr, pr, pl, sl, sm, sn, sp, st, sc

"Familiar Parts"

When your child starts reading longer words, have him/her notice the parts of the word that he already knows. For example, in a word such as “presenting”, your child may already know the prefix pre-, the word “sent,” and the word ending -ing.

"Chunks"

Practice chunks, which are spelling patterns with your child. Point out these chunks as your child reads and writes at home. If the chunk is “ack”, your child might write “back”, “Jack”, “crack”, “snack”, and “black”. Below is a list of common chunks.

ack, ain, ake, ale, all, ame

an, ank, ap, ash, at, ate

aw, ay, eat, ell, est, ice

ick, ide, ight, ill, in, ine

ink, ip, ir, ock, oke, op

or, ore, uck, ug, ump, unk

"Writing"

Have your child help create a shopping list, birthday card, or an email.