Keep your students engaged in December in small groups and literacy centers using these Gingerbread themed decodable phonics and fluency activities. Students will work on their decoding skills and building fluency with these activities. Beginning with words, then sentences, followed by short stories, and a board game, students will focus on building fluency as they work on decoding. Aligned to the Science of Reading, these activities will help your students make progress in their abilities to read.
The purpose of these activities is to help students focus on phonics and fluency as they develop their early literacy skills. Students will practice decoding in isolation and in context, as well as enjoy playing a review game.
With a variety of phonics patterns included, you'll easily be able to differentiate for each small group. Students will be able to focus specifically on decoding phonics patterns they need to improve.
Phonics Patterns Included:
- CVC words
- Beginning Blends
- Ending Blends
- Added Endings
- CVCe words
- R-controlled Vowels
- Vowel Teams/ Long Vowel Sounds
What phonics and fluency activities are included?
There are 4 Gingerbread themed pages included for each phonics pattern:
- Let's Read: Words
- Let's Read: Sentences
- Let's Read: Short Stories
- Roll, Read, Race Game Board
Who are these phonics and fluency passages for?
- Classroom teachers (Kindergarten and 1st Grade, primarily)
- Special education teachers with student fluency and decoding goals
- Reading specialists/interventionists/reading teachers
- Classroom aides/assistants
- Parent helpers
- ESL teachers
- For homework/extra practice
This pack of phonics and reading fluency activities is intended for Kindergarten and 1st grade. But, it can also be used for a variety of grade levels, based on the current reading abilities of your students.
Students can practice improving their decoding and fluency skills in small groups, in a fluency center, or during partner activities. If you have students who need to build their confidence as word decoders, these activities will help.
The goal of this pack is to assist your readers in improving their decoding skills and fluency abilities and, in turn, their overall reading skills as well.
I hope you and your students love these phonics and reading fluency activities!