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  • Virginia
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    • September 19, 2006, 01:20:41 pm
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Phonics Lessons / Resources
« on: September 23, 2008, 09:53:13 am »
I brought a bunch of teaching workbooks from Canada with me, and I am so glad that I did. Every so often, I find little gems. Considering that many Korean kids seem to have issues with spelling (which is normal for most ESL students, since English has a low sound/spelling correspondence ~ that is, our sounds don't always match our letters), this is something that you may even be able to use in higher levels too.

Basically, there are certain common word endings in English:
-ack
-ain
-ake
-all
-ame
-an
-at
-ay
-ell
-ice
-ick
-ight
-ill
-in
-ine
-ink
-ip
-ock
-oke
-op
-ore
-ug
-ump
-unk

If you mix and match consonants to the beginning of these word endings, you can make new words. Not wanting to use all the endings, I started small with just a few more common endings (like -ight).

Using Wheel of Fortune as an inspiration, I used the most common starting consonant sounds: r, s, t, l, n, m, p, f -- note that I didn't include consonant blends like th or sh.

The worksheet is pretty straightforward (and very ugly, don't say I didn't warn you).

Print off, cut out and laminate the word endings and initial consonants, then let the kids play with combining them to make words. Translating the word into Korean ~ dictionary or Naver ~ is how they verify that it's a real English word and not a random combination (i.e. fake, make, sake, lake, rake are all English words, nake and pake are not).

I will be testing this with my island school tomorrow (only 4 kids) and with my 5th graders next week. These will probably be added to my permanent roster of flashcards, as I plan to add in a few more endings and a few more consonants.

« Last Edit: June 13, 2011, 03:26:52 pm by complex303 »
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  • Brian
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    • September 19, 2006, 01:07:56 pm
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Phonics Fast Ball (from JLP Resource Book)
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2009, 08:57:28 am »
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Elementary Phonics Lessons/Resources
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2010, 12:55:29 pm »
My coteacher sent me this small powerpoint w/ video that teachers of young kids might find useful.
This might be a good place to start when thinking about phonics: http://nathanbauman.com/nathanbaumankoreanpronunciation.html If you don't have a teacher's guide, that site might suffice :)

Lastly, a simple resource site for blends, digraphs and other phonics related worksheets: http://edhelper.com/phonics/Phonics.htm
« Last Edit: March 17, 2010, 01:08:10 pm by matthew254 »


  • bfunlovn
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    • April 16, 2010, 08:49:53 am
    • Pusan, South Korea
Grade 3 Phonics - TH Sounds
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2010, 12:12:27 pm »
We have started doing a phonics section each lesson. I used this PPT with the Grade 3 Lesson 4: Happy Birthday to reinforce the Th sounds.


  • Gillod
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    • December 01, 2009, 07:29:17 pm
Phonics/Pronounciation practice or materials?
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2010, 10:30:39 am »
I've been put in charge of grooming our chosen champion for the English speaking contest. The kid is pretty okay, he works INCREDIBLY hard and I see him about 90 minutes a day. So far we've just been reading Shel Silverstein poems and reviewing his pronunciation. I'd like to give him something more than 'my opinion' and take a more professional approach to this. I think he'd do very well with a little Phonics practice. Does anyone have a good website for this kind of thing?


  • sheila
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    • November 23, 2009, 08:32:58 am
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Re: Phonics/Pronounciation practice or materials?
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2010, 10:50:43 am »
Try out www.superteacherwor ksheets.com. It may have something that could be useful for you.
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  • merle
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Re: Phonics/Pronounciation practice or materials?
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2010, 11:36:38 am »
A good (flash based) website to demonstrate phonetics can be found here:
http://www.uiowa.edu/~acadtech/phonetics/english/frameset.html

It might be useful as an addition to other more practical materials.


  • RufusW
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    • June 15, 2010, 08:49:22 am
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Basic Phonics Bomb Game
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2010, 09:35:17 am »
I revamped the 'bomb game' for phonics. 

It's just a simple quiz testing - Th, Ph, Ch, Sh, Wh, P/B/F, L/R, J/Z.  The kids need to produce the sounds correctly to get the points.

If you have any ideas to improve this please post them here and I'll update it.

[Edit: Just updated it even more!]
« Last Edit: June 24, 2010, 12:27:46 pm by RufusW »
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  • jille86
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    • April 15, 2010, 12:50:40 pm
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Re: Basic Phonics Bomb Game
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2010, 02:03:22 pm »
That's awesome! I was just trying to think of some fun things to do with phonics for the younger beginner kids. Thanks for posting it!


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    • November 09, 2009, 03:19:05 pm
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Teaching phonics in 5 lessons?
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2010, 10:04:09 am »
Hi everyone

I've been asked to teach my elementary children phonics in 5 x 40 mins lessons.

They are very low ability so I'm thinking of not bothering with long vowel sounds and 'ch', 'ng', 'sh' etc.

What do you think? 5 lessons just on the alphabet and one sound per letter?

I will post my plans and workbook on here when I've finished - soon I hope!


Re: Teaching phonics in 5 lessons?
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2010, 01:06:48 pm »
I'm doing something similar. The phonics book I'm using as a guide has the combination letters as the 5th lesson. I decided to teach 6 lessons, and do short and long vowels as the 5th lesson.
B, C, D, F, G
H, J, K, L, M
N,P, Qu, R, S
t, v, w, y, z
Aa Ee Ii Oo Uu


  • Ryan
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    • November 24, 2009, 01:24:23 pm
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Re: Teaching phonics in 5 lessons?
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2010, 02:11:50 pm »
here's a phonics bomb game.


  • sheila
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    • November 23, 2009, 08:32:58 am
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Re: 2nd grade
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2010, 09:39:47 am »

I've used this book in the past, it really gets students reading and letter/sound recognition going. It's also pretty easy to keep the students on task with this as there is a lot of repetition activities. I really liked it and I think at the book stores in my area, I purchased it for 20,000원.

Sadlier Phonics, Levels K
$18.95
Grade K

Connects Sound to Symbol
Sadlier Phonics Level K starts with a review of beginning literacy skills and an introduction to the alphabet. Children learn consonant and short vowel sounds, progressing systematically from sound to symbol. Children are explicitly taught to use their knowledge of letter sounds to blend and decode words. A series of decodable readers allow children to immediately apply their newly acquired phonics skills.

 ISBN: 0821570005
Publisher: Sadlier-Oxford


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  • Davey
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Re: Re: 2nd grade
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2010, 03:29:22 pm »

I've used this book in the past, it really gets students reading and letter/sound recognition going. It's also pretty easy to keep the students on task with this as there is a lot of repetition activities. I really liked it and I think at the book stores in my area, I purchased it for 20,000원.

Sadlier Phonics, Levels K
$18.95
Grade K

Connects Sound to Symbol
Sadlier Phonics Level K starts with a review of beginning literacy skills and an introduction to the alphabet. Children learn consonant and short vowel sounds, progressing systematically from sound to symbol. Children are explicitly taught to use their knowledge of letter sounds to blend and decode words. A series of decodable readers allow children to immediately apply their newly acquired phonics skills.

 ISBN: 0821570005
Publisher: Sadlier-Oxford

thanks a lot. i noticed that te publisher has a pre-K level book. or would that actually be too simple for most students?

i mean, do most kids in the second grade actually know the alphabet?
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  • cad123
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    • August 30, 2010, 10:09:02 am
    • Ulsan South Korea
Help I need Ideas for Phonics for 1st-3rd
« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2010, 03:48:21 pm »
I was wondering if anybody had any good Phonics materials/ideas/ppts/anything they could throw my way. My CTs have asked me for help and I am at a loss.


Re: Help I need Ideas for Phonics for 1st-3rd
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2010, 03:53:37 pm »
Check out the site:
http://www.mrsperkins.com/dolch.htm
Its full of early phonics ideas and has a huge focus on the Dolch list which I am currently teaching my grade 1 and 2 students.  Also, if you search Phonics + ESL online tons of useful sites will come up.

Busy Beavers also have great videos on youtube and many of them relate to phonics.

Hope this was of some help.

« Last Edit: June 13, 2011, 03:35:54 pm by complex303 »


  • truongt
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    • August 30, 2010, 06:51:00 pm
    • South Korea
Re: Help I need Ideas for Phonics for 1st-3rd
« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2010, 07:39:01 pm »
www.starfall.com

I just used this site with my first and second graders in my afterschool activities class. Good luck!


  • carebare
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    • April 19, 2010, 12:27:11 pm
    • South Korea
Re: Help I need Ideas for Phonics for 1st-3rd
« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2010, 09:30:26 am »
http://www.funfonix.com/   This sight has some great workbooks and other useful resources.  ;D


  • Beki
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    • June 06, 2010, 02:31:38 pm
    • Byeongjeom
phonics online resources
« Reply #18 on: September 08, 2010, 01:37:25 pm »
Hi All!  Here are some really great online resources for teaching phonics....I've attached a list of websites with interesting teaching material and games for phonics....

enjoy :)


  • melissah
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    • September 03, 2010, 07:54:54 am
    • Daejeon, South Korea
Elementary Phonics Lessons/Resources
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2010, 01:27:29 pm »
Apologies if this is covered else where - I couldn't seem to track down a single thread addressing phonics. My CT has had me teaching phonics to our 3rd and 4th graders as this will likely show up increasingly with new curriculum. Fortunately, I spent 3 years in the public schools of the US using Scott Foresmans curriculum for kindergartners which is heavy in phonics. My CT wants me to focus on sounds that are alike. So far I have done B/P and C/K/G together.

I have included both their PPTs here.

The first slide - introduce the letters, and their sounds.

Next are slides with the letter on the top, word on bottom, picture in middle.
I train my students to say
Letter Name - when I point high (to the letter)
Letter Sound - when I point low (to the word)
Picture Name - when I point middle (to the picture)

Once they understand what to say based on hand position I try to trick them by pointing high, high, high, low, mid, mid, high, low - etc. I also do a lot of fast repetitive points then slow it down. Almost all the students are always quite focused and saying the letters and sounds.

Each PPT also includes a small game of sorts.

B/P - The see the word missing the letter - think about what letter belongs - then give me thumbs up for B and thumbs down for p

C/K/G - Say it to sit, all students stand, if they know letter and sound they raise their hand - say both and get to sit. Ss can't sit until they say a letter/sound.  Smart kids always are quick - once lower level students catch on - they raise their hand when they actually know the letter/sound so they don't get stuck standing. If I have extra slides by the end of the presentation I have the whole class tell me letters/sounds.

Hope this is beneficial for any others who are teaching phonics.

Update: June 8, 2011 - New B-P PPT with directions slide added. Additionally new CK - however no G included
« Last Edit: June 08, 2011, 07:40:29 am by melissah »