PHONICS & PHONEMIC AWARENES WORKSHEET INDEX
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Powerful Worksheet Activities
The table below shows the index to our very popular Phonics and Phonemic Awareness Worksheets.  While phonics is knowing the sound made by the letter(s), phonemic awareness is understanding where that sound is heard (i.e. beginning or ending of the word). These powerful worksheets will develop a thorough understanding of phonics and phonemic awareness skills for consonants - blends - digraphs - diphthongs - and r-controlled vowels.  Each row below teaches 20 important words sharing similar vowel sounds or reading rule.  The Worksheet LESSONS have been designed using a gradual increase in difficulty from one skill to the next.
Sequential Progress = Higher Success
This "gradual" sequential skill building greatly speeds the  memorization process by introducing only a small amount of new material with each skill worksheet. This not only results in more efficient learning, but also provides an activity which reduces frustration and increases child self-esteem.   Certainly, a winning combination!  Typically, these words are taught in 1st Grade, but can be used in any grade to help master sounds and phonemic awareness skills. By the way - while phonics and phonemic awareness are important for learning to read effectively, these skills are essential for being able to help with spelling unknown words.
LESSON 1
Begin 4th  Marking Period
Kindergarten

Repeat in
1st Marking Period
Grade 1

CVC Words
dog - cat - bed - pig
hen - lid - bus - kid
van - web - sun - mix
rug - zip - tub - top
pot - jet - jam - fox

SKILL 1
Choose first
- middle -
last sound
SKILL 2
Recall
beginning
sound
SKILL 3
Recall
final
sound
SKILL 4
Recall
vowel
sound

SKILL 5
Spell Word
NO
CLUES

LESSON 2
Begin 2nd Marking Period
Grade 1

BLENDS
brick - blimp - drum
flag - frog - swim - nest hand rock - duck - tack gift - lamp - bunk - jump cent - truck - quack
quilt - hand

SKILL 1
 Choose first
- middle -
last sound
SKILL 2
Recall
beginning
sound
SKILL 3
Recall
final
sound
SKILL 4
Recall
vowel
sound
SKILL 5
Spell Word
NO
CLUES
LESSON 3
Begin early 3rd Marking Period
Grade 1

FINAL E RULE
bike - bone - face - wave
nose - tire - kite - tube
hive - skate - flute - slide
tune - stone - tie - plane
pie - rope - cry - sky

SKILL 1
Choose first
- middle -
last sound
SKILL 2
Recall
beginning
sound
SKILL 3
Recall
final
sound
SKILL 4
Recall
vowel
sound
SKILL 5
Spell Word
NO
CLUES
LESSON 4
Begin middle 3rd Marking Period
Grade 1

DIGRAPHS
ch - sh - th - wh
chick - chin - fish - cloth
whale - dish - thin - lunch
whip - cash - chest - white - shut - ship - bath - shape - check - ranch - moth - brush

 

SKILL 1
Choose first
- middle -
last sound

 

SKILL 2
Recall
beginning
sound
SKILL 3
Recall
final
sound
SKILL 4
Recall
vowel
sound
SKILL 5
Spell Word
NO
CLUES
LESSON 5
Begin early 4th Marking Period
Grade 1

 2 LETTER
VOWEL SOUNDS
ai - ee - ie - oa - oi
bee - boat - soap - goat
cheek - braid - snail - wheel - seed - queen - chain- soil - quail - train - road- point - coil - coin - sheep - teeth

SKILL 1
Choose first
- middle -
last sound
SKILL 2
Recall
beginning
sound
SKILL 3
Recall
final
sound
SKILL 4
Recall
vowel
sound
SKILL 5
Spell Word
NO
CLUES
LESSON 6
Begin middle 4th Marking Period
Grade 1

R-CONTROLLED
VOWELS

ar - er - ir - ur - or

arm - car - bird - burn - barn - cork - corn - curb - curl - farm - fork - fort - surf - horn - hurt - shark - shirt - storm - girl - skirt

 

SKILL 1
Choose first
- middle -
last sound

 

SKILL 2
Recall
beginning
sound
SKILL 3
Recall
final
sound
SKILL 4
Recall
vowel
sound
SKILL 5
Spell Word
NO
CLUES