Teaching Phonics

in Our Classroom


Through a Balanced Literacy program, that includes
direct instruction in phonics and discrete skills

Through Big Book and Pocket Chart activities with known text

Through Word Wall activities

Through daily Morning Message

Used in the context of a meaningful task

Through interactive music and movement activities

As part of daily routines

Tied to literature and stories, songs, and poems

Modeled through teacher demonstration and student interaction

Integrated with journal work, writing center, and special word books

Through Guided Writing and Guided Reading

Through book making

Taught with Sound Picture Cards and reinforced with Sound Charts

Writing with "kindergarten, invented or sound" spelling