October 31, 2016

Spelling and Phonics – Interactive – QUICK PREP - FUN!

Well a little, just run a few copies!

I know we try and stay away from copies and worksheets but these ideas are quick, interactive, easily differentiated and will keep your students engaged!

I do phonics daily but I always use one entire ELA block for “Spelling Workshop” it is one of my favorite times of the week. It is a perfect time to meet with my low kids and still challenge my high kids. The kids, for the most part, work quietly-stay engaged and are learning!

I am homeschooling my first grade son right now and could not find a phonics bundle that had everything that I wantedso I made one

Each phonics lesson has over 20 pages that can be used in many different ways. I have a bundle on TPT right now but each lesson is also sold separately.

I learned quickly when I started teaching that students enjoy using different "things/items"! 
I use different items from my room any chance I get! I train my students early on, we keep a ROUTINE, and we have fun!
Here are some things I use for my phonics and spelling block.

I use pages from my Phonics Bundlebut use what you have!

Here are some of my favorite items to use...

Bingo Stampers



Dry-erase Pockets

Scented Markers


Alphabet Stamps

Picture Stamps

Pocket Chart

Bright Paper

Letter Magnets


Scented Markers

Little Erasers



Smart Board

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  1. WOW!! Love your post. I can't imagine there are SO MUCH MORE methods to teach the little one. That's so fun. I especially like the pictures stamps, I've never thought about it. Thanks for sharing.

  2. These are some really creative ideas. I especially like the use of play dough. Thank you for sharing.

  3. These are all EXCELLENT ideas! I especially love how the kids have to hunt for the stamps to match the word and the stacking cups!!!!

  4. This is an awesome post! Stuff I've never thought of!

  5. No prep is my favorite. This is a great post.