Reading & Writing Phonics FREEBIES!
The more tools learners bring to the table, the more value they are able to take away…
Easy! Just toss out some Secrets!
|FREE Secret Stories® Phonics Mini-Poster Anchors “Appetizer” Pack!|
In conjunction with my guest posts on Mrs. Jump’s Class Blog, let’s take a peek at some KINDERGARTEN writing and see how knowing the phonics Secrets maximizes the “instructional-bang” for the buck in their writing!
As stated at the top of this post, the more tools (i.e. “pieces of the code”) that early learners bring to the table, the more value they take away from daily reading and writing experiences. So why delay divvy-out “bits & pieces” like a waitress when you could share all of the reading and writing Secrets they need on a BUFFET?
|“Don’t be a “phonics-waitress”…..Build a BUFFET!!”|
Notice the “ay” Secret in the word play, above? Watch the video clip below to see how EASY it is to teach…
and notice the Sneaky Y® Secret in the smartly-spelled word batterey in the sample, below.
The er, ir ur Secret is easy-peasy to teach….
….and even EASIER to learn, as this little kindergartner demonstrates, below!
And then there’s the ar-Secret with Superhero A!
|Learn the trick for reading words like was, want, from, of, come, love, some, from, etc…
with the “Head-Bop” Trick for Fickle Vowels!
The Secret Stories® Word Jail is reserved for words that are truly “un-figure-outable”…. not random sight words, as most are easily decodable for learners who know the Secrets…. even in kindergarten!
|FREE Secret Stories® “Zoo Keeper” Strategies for Beginning Writers|
|Mrs. Mac’s students, looking up the “ie” Secret in the SECRET STORIES book!
(She hadn’t shared that one yet, but the kids said they needed it NOW!!!)
I received the series of short video clips from Mrs. Mac and her class on Halloween, along with the very excited caption- “And we have READERS!!!”
|FREE Secret Stories® Phonics Mini-Poster Pack|
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Love your secret stories, use them all the time with my kinders
Thank you for all of the great ideas and freebies!
Would love to hear strategies to use with child who have hearing loss and difficulty hearing the sounds.
Thanks for all the great freebies!
I always love to read your blog posts….they help me fine tune what I do with my kiddos!
Thanks for the freebies
Yea!! I'm so glad to know that they enjoy them :)
Love the way you phrased that, as that's EXACTLY my goal…. to simply "fine-tune" what you're ALREADY doing in your classroom!!!
Thanks so much for your comment!
Finally, someone who recognizes that one must be able to read and make sentences to write. Thanks for speaking up for the poor confused Kinder children who are told to write a story.