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Category: Teaching English

100+ Fantastic Fun Phonics Worksheets and activities

The phonics worksheets we have linked below will follow this format. We include the following phonics worksheets

Single Sounds and Onset and Rime Worksheets
CVC Worksheets
Long and Short Vowels Worksheets
Blends and Digraphs Worksheets
Syllable Worksheets

We have put these into collections which are also highlighted on the page where needed as well. The individual worksheets are free

Fabulous Phonics Activities For Kindergarten and Preschool

Free Phonics Activities

We have chosen some of the best activities that are suitable to get this reading skills process started both at home and in classrooms and highlighted them below.

How to Teach making Inferences Reading Stratagy

Inferring is a reading comprehension strategy that aims to help children and students find information that is not explicitly revealed in a text. The colloquialism would be to read between the lines. For example ”the color drained from her face” could be used to infer the character was scared or shocked. This skill teaches students to attach further meaning to the text and predict or infer author meaning

How to teach Activating Prior Knowledge

Activating Prior Knowledge, also referred to as making connections, as a reading comprehension strategy encompasses two main ideas, it is the the enabling of students to access the relevant information they have already learnt, and to be able to identify if that information is absent and use strategies to learn it.

How to Teach Questioning Reading Comprehension

Questioning as a reading comprehension strategy encourages readers to engage with the text. Using questioning strategies will help the reader understand both the meaning and the purpose of the texts they read. It is also the sign of a more developed reader, as there is less emphasis on actually reading the words, as these skills are already developed, and more focus on understanding and comprehending the meaning and intent of the text.

How to teach Determining Importance

Another crucial task for reading comprehension is determining importance. Often, inferencing, summarizing and determining importance strategies can go hand in hand. Every detail in a story is not important. This is especially true when reading fiction like mysteries and suspense stories.