Quick Placement Test
Looking to group your students by phonics skill, not reading level. Use this assessment to quickly learn which phonics skills they know and which phonics skills they don't know in order to begin instruction. Includes:
- Assessment student copy
- Teacher Scoring Sheet
- Directions for Administering and Scoring
- Group Placement Grid
- A "I've Assessed, Now What?" Document for Next Steps
FOR FICTION DECODABLES
This is the document that you will want to keep handy as it outlines the introduction of phonics skills, reading conventions, spelling patterns or syllable types per fiction decodable book in the Hello Decodable Book series. This detailed document also includes the Heart Words introduced in each book. This scope and sequence is the backbone of your phonics instruction, read blog post here.
3-8 Lesson Template
FOR STRUCTURED LITERACY GROUPS
Use this Structured Literacy template for small group instruction in grades 3-8. Can be used at Tier 1 or Tier 2. Aligned to the Science of Reading. Jen is available for PD if you’d like to see her model this small group lesson at your school.
K-2 Lesson Template
FOR STRUCTURED LITERACY GROUPS
Use this Structured Literacy template for small group instruction in grades K-2. Can be used at Tier 1 or Tier 2. Aligned to the Science of Reading. Jen is available for PD if you’d like to see her model this small group lesson at your school.
VISUAL & AUDITORY DRILLS
Sound decks for visual drills include all the graphemes (spellings) students need to see to practice reading the building blocks for the code.
- "Secrets" (Phonograms)
FOR LITERACY CENTERS
Use these fun, interactive letter mats to help students learn their letters and correlate them with real life things.
OF APPLIED PHONICS SKILLS
I’m going to send you another freebie. Here is the cover image. Here is the description. Have you made the switch to structured literacy? Jen created this form to help teachers document the phonics skills students are mastering in everyday practice of decoding and spelling. Use it as a formative (FOR learning) assessment and give feedback to students.
FOR SOUND SYMBOL MAPPING
Use this free Word Mapping Mat to as you are teaching students to spell by segmenting sounds. Use it at your small group table, during intervention or place it at a center. Remember that Mapping Words is replacing Memorizing Words.
Sound Strip Cues
A LEFT TO RIGHT VISUAL AID
These left to right sound strips are a good visual reminder that students should blend sounds when decoding and segment sounds when spelling from left to right, one sound at a time. These strips are are for 3-phoneme words like vet, duck, with, ship or whack.
FOR SPELLING & ENCODING PRACTICE
7 templates total for your spelling dictation instruction. Use for whole group dictation or small group dictation of letters/graphemes, words and sentences.
A BULLETIN BOARD KIT
Print, cut & laminate this visual reminder for your classroom. As students are learning to keep their eyes on the words when reading, finding the vowels first will help them remember their phonics rules and syllable patterns.
CHEAT SHEET OF CONTINUOUS & STOP SOUNDS
As we are teaching little ones to learn to read, it’s important that WE pronounce the sounds correctly so that we can teach kids to pronounce sounds correctly. Use this cheat sheet in your lesson planner, for parents or subs or at your small group table.
FOR LOWERCASE LETTERS
Use these lowercase alphabet cards as students practice proper letter formation, specifically, proper starting point and letter path. Each card is 8.5 x 11 but you can easily print 2 or 4 to a page at the Print Menu by selecting Multiple Pages. Laminate and put at your Salt Tray literacy center, Handwriting Center or Writing Center or Busy Box.
DECODING STRATEGIES POSTERS
Use the following prompts during student oral reading. When a child gets stuck on a word, these phonics aligned prompts will guide them to solve the word by looking through the word to use their learned phonics knowledge, not the picture.
ALIGNMENT WITH HELLO DECODABLES
Many. teachers have been asking me if Hello Decodables align with the skill order in UFLI Foundations, so I created this Skills At A Glance to show where the skills are taught in the Hello Decodables. With the exception of skill 72. -ild, -old, -alt, -ost that is taught before it is in mine, all the other 128 skills are taught are the same order OR taught ahead of UFLI, which means they'll know it when they come to it.