Currently, I’m following the lessons in The ABC’s of O-G: The Flynn System, which has been a great resource. I also refer to Phonics From A-Z by Wiley Blevins for strategies to use. I am a big fan of multi-sensory learning and I try to create games for everything we do to hold the interest of my students. If it is a competition or messy – they love it! There is such a difference in their attitudes when we are doing a hands-on activities versus just reading word lists/sentences and writing word after word.
The following are all the different options of hands-on materials I have been using for word work, and I add new stuff all the time via Pinterest ideas! I give my students an option of what they would like to use to do word work, since some of my students also have sensory issues with certain textures. We also use these materials to have some fun practicing spelling words.
I will be posting soon with a step-by-step on how I made the Gel Boards!
Phonics Games for -nk and -ng Final Blends
My student's favorite game is called "Minute to Win It." I based it on a toy my little cousin got from a McDonald's Happy Meal! There's no telling where inspiration will strike! Students race the clock to sort through the different word families found within -nk and -nk final blends. Another game we played is called "Bing Bang Bonk." The students LOVED the competition with this game and it helped me assess how they were doing with our new sounds! Click on the picture to view the game contents at my TPT Store.
LAST, but certainly not least! I was lucky enough to be feature on New Teacher Blog Tuesday from Dana over at Fun in 1st Grade! I was so excited about this today! Click on the picture to read all about me and take a peek at her adorable blog! Thank you, Dana!!