Phonics Lesson Plans


A Model Lesson for Teaching Phonics Phonics Worksheets
  • Alphabet Box - In this lesson, students can see and touch items that represent the words they have been learning.
  • Alphabet Round-Up - Most kids are familiar with Alpha-bits cereal. In this lesson, students actually get to play with their food, while learning to spell. Spelling never tasted so good!
  1. Blending - They will select letter patterns and know how to translate them into spoken language by using phonics, syllabication, and word parts.
  2. Bubblegum Blends - As students progress and become more confident with consonants, they will begin blending them together. This lesson will bring their attention to which consonants make up the blends within the new words they have been learning.
  3. Busy Bee Vowels - By participating in the following activity, students will begin to recognize the letters that make the short vowel sounds they have been hearing and saying in class.
  4. Classifying Closed Syllables - Given a definition of a closed syllable student will auditorily discriminate between closed syllable and non-closed syllable.
  5. Connecting Sounds with Letters - The Letter 'b' and the sounds it makes which creates words, naming familiar things in our environment.
  6. Consonant Blends - Getting kids to blend sounds to make words is an essential step in learning to read.
  7. First Letter Bingo - The student will be able to identify the first letter of the word that names a picture shown by the teacher.
  8. Fishing for Phonics - The game in the following lesson is a lot of fun and a longtime favorite with kids. It's a great motivator for students to learn phonics sounds.
  9. Four Corners and a Wall: Matching Vowel Sounds - This lesson gets students up and moving. It is designed to assist in helping students practice their long and short vowel sounds as their vocabulary continues to build.
  10. Fun With Phonics - Given sufficient materials, students will complete a chart using a letter assigned by the teacher and present this project to the class through an oral presentation.
  11. Isolation - Students will be able to identify particular sound in the beginning, middle or end of word and be able to distinguish sound by relating that same sound to another different word.
  12. Jumping Syllables - The following activity is an excellent way to learn the concept of syllables, by helping students visualize the structure of words. It's also a great way of burning saved up energy!
  13. Learning the Short "e" Sound - To practice blending, segmenting and building short e words.
  14. Phonemic Awareness Through The Letters - To help the students decode words containing the letter o when it is followed by a consonant and silent e using the book "Geronimo Stilton".
  15. Phonetic Awareness and Phonics - Students will decide whether spoken words have similar feature in the beginning, middle or ending of words.
  16. Phonemic Awareness - Students will be able to decode words containing the letter a when it is followed by a consonant and silent e.
  17. Phonics - Reading of /o/ in words - Given four sets of phonograms depicting the /o/, the pupil will visually discriminate the letters o consonant e pattern in the lists of words by underlining the letters which are the same in all the words.
  18. Phonics and Paragraph Words - This lesson is designed to help the pupil decode words containing the letter o when it is followed by a consonant and silent e.
  19. Phonics and Two Syllable Words - A list of controlled closed two syllable words with individual sounds/patterns already learned individual charting for each student.
  20. Phonics: Can You - Identify letter-sound correspondence c/k, /d/, /l/, k/k/ Identify short o and phonograms -ot, -op Identify rhyming words Identify high-frequency words.
  21. Phonics Challenge - This game challenges students to plan ahead and to try to make the most words with their team. This activity encourages more advanced reading and spelling students to help those who are struggling. The whole team works together to be successful.
  22. Phonics In Sentence Forms - This lesson is designed to help class decode words containing the letter o when it is followed by a consonant and silent e, in vocabulary and in sentences.
  23. Phonics - Reading of /o/ in Words - Given four sets of phonograms depicting the /o/, the pupil will visually discriminate the letters o consonant e pattern in the lists of words by underlining the letters which are the same in all the words.
  24. Plates of Word Families - Students will have a lot to digest as they filling their plates with word families. This activity helps students see the similarities between words. Many of the Dr. Seuss' books are a great way to introduce students to word families.
  25. Predicting Missing Words - Who better to grab students' attention with phonetic word patterns, than Dr. Seuss? This lesson will help students begin to recognize patterns so that they can better predict the words in a rhyming sentence.
  26. Rhyming Word Relay - It's time to rhyme! Students will enjoy this fast-paced challenge to come up with more rhyming words than the opposing teams.
  27. Scavenger Hunt - Listening for phonic sounds and recognizing which letters make them is important for developing students' language and literary skills. This lesson encourages students to think about how phonics is used in their environment.
  28. Stand Up or Sit Down - This is a great activity that will not only allow students to practice picking out the vowels and consonants in words, but they also get to move!
  29. Short e vowel sounds - Identification of the sound of short e in the middle of words.
  30. Rhyming Dominoes - This is a noncompetitive game that can be played by the whole class. It is played with pictures instead of words, so even beginning readers can play.
  31. Teaching Phonics - This lesson is designed to help the students pronounce new words.
  32. The Yell of the Silent 'E' - Oh, that timid, yet supportive, silent letter 'e'� Students will get a better picture of the role that silent 'e' plays, when they put themselves in its shoes.
  33. Textured Alphabet - The student will be able to add items that start with the correct sound to a cut out of that letter.
  34. Using Phonics to Increase Reading Speed - To teach the students the association of sound with letter (printed symbols).
  35. Vowel Diphthongs - I will explain that some vowels make a special sound when they are next to each other and these vowels cannot be sounded out individually.
  36. Vowel Posters - The student will be able to cut pictures out of magazines and newspapers that match the vowel sound on the poster.
  37. Washing Letters - The following letter recognition activity will give students a better understanding of which uppercase and lowercase letters belong together. It also helps them practice beginning sounds.
  38. Who's My Match? - This lesson will have students thinking about the versatility of vowels by recognizing and acknowledging the long and short sounds they make.
  39. "_____" Word Family - A neat little project. Just insert your words.

Phonics Lesson Plans From Other Web Sites

  1. Consonant Blends Interactive Bulletin Board- Take butcher paper and cut out a design of a bowl. Then draw lines to make it look like you were seeing 1/2 of the bowl.
  2. FIRST AID for phonics- Focus the child's attention on a flash card with /ow/ on the front. Tell him this letter combination can have two different sounds.
  3. More Kindergarten Phonics- The kindergarten/pre-school child is still very much focused on themselves and their identity. I used this to great advantage a couple of years ago with the initial sounds of each child's name.
  4. Morning Message - The Morning Message is a shared reading with emphasis placed on concepts of print and phonetic principles. A designated student points to words in the message as it's read, then illustrates a printed copy of the message.
  5. Musical Chair Phonics- Students will be able to read words by playing musical chairs.
  6. Phomenic Awareness Activity- I use this activity daily with kindergarten students. Because the activity results in the class learning which child will perform the important function of "Helper of The Day", the children are very attentive and motivated to decode the name of the lucky person.
  7. Phonics for Kindergarten- We take a letter each week. We start the week with a show and tell of objects beginning with the letter.
  8. Phonics Page- Divide the class into groups, and then give each group a sheet of bulletin board paper with a beginning sound at the top of the paper.
  9. Phonics Revision Game- I play this game with my kindergarten class as a lesson break during the day and as revision of taught sounds.
  10. Slide into a Rhyme - Multimedia projects make learning fun for students. This lesson helps students practice phonetic analysis skills with onsets and rhymes.
  11. Sound Search- This lesson is for students working on letter/sound recognition.
  12. Ugly Bug/Snuggly Bug - Students demonstrate an understanding of rhyming words by creating buggy pictures and a sentence containing rhyming words.
  13. Vowel/Phonogram Match- This is a great idea for reviewing phonograms within words and utilizing a motivating holiday theme.