Set up a word wall in the classroom.
My favorite ways to do a word wall are using:
a felt board (glue small pieces
of sandpaper or felt onto the back of each letter and ending
to make them stick to the felt board)
using magnets (sticky magnet
backings are available inexpensively at local craft or department
stores. It doesn't take much magnet to keep things hanging
up). This is a great alternative for teachers who have
white boards in the classroom. Magnets stick to most white
boards (this also works on the refrigerator at home!).
Put a number of the letters in a
pouch in front of the work area. Hang one of the phonics endings
on the work area. Allow the children to attach letters to
the work area in front of the phonics ending to experiment with
STAGE 1: only provide letters
that actually form a word with the phonics ending you are using.
This allows the children to practice sounding out words.
STAGE 2: provide all the letters
and have the children work at deciding which form words and which
Word Family Samples Flash Cards
an, ap, at
ab, ad, am
ack, and, ash
ail, ain, air
ale, ame, ay
ar, ark, art
Set 9: ank, ink
Set 10: ed, en, et
Set 11: eck, ell, est
in, ip, it
Lower Case Letters Flash Cards