FREE PHONICS WORKSHEETS FOR FIRST GRADE

September 29, 2022

FREE PHONICS WORKSHEETS FOR FIRST GRADE

Phonics is a method of teaching reading and writing by focusing on the sounds of letters and letter combinations in words.

It involves teaching children how to match the sounds of spoken language with the letters and letter combinations that represent those sounds in written language.

In phonics instruction, children learn the relationship between the letters (graphemes) and the sounds (phonemes) that they represent. This helps children to decode unfamiliar words when reading and to spell words when writing.

 

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FREE PHONICS WORKSHEETS FOR FIRST GRADE

 

Why is phonics important?

 

Phonics is important because it provides a foundation for reading and writing.

Here are some reasons why phonics is important:

  1. Reading: Phonics instruction helps children learn to read by teaching them how to decode written words. When children learn the relationship between letters and sounds, they can use that knowledge to sound out unfamiliar words and read them accurately.
  2. Spelling: Phonics instruction also helps children learn to spell words correctly. When children understand the relationship between letters and sounds, they can use that knowledge to spell words phonetically.
  3. Vocabulary: Phonics instruction helps children build their vocabulary by teaching them how to decode new words. When children know how to sound out unfamiliar words, they can figure out the meaning of those words and add them to their vocabulary.
  4. Comprehension: Phonics instruction helps children improve their reading comprehension by allowing them to focus on the meaning of the text, rather than struggling to decode individual words.

Overall, phonics is important because it provides children with the tools they need to become successful readers and writers. It is an essential component of early literacy instruction and can help children develop strong reading and writing skills that will serve them well throughout their lives.

FREE PHONICS WORKSHEETS FOR FIRST GRADE

These Free Phonics Worksheets for first grade are sequenced and an engaging way to teach phonics to kids.

A great resource to use as part of your literacy lesson, small group phonics instruction, literacy centers or writing centers.

Regular phonics practice that includes decoding skills will help students recognize letter-sound relationship,

the beginning sounds of words, CVC words, short vowels and  rhyming word family knowledge – all of which contribute to reading fluency.

These free phonics activities will help students make a connection between graphemes (the written symbols) and

phonemes (the individual speech sounds attached to the grapheme).

 

FREE PHONICS WORKSHEETS FOR FIRST GRADE

FREE PHONICS WORKSHEETS FOR FIRST GRADE

You will find that this Free Phonics Resource that includes digraph worksheets is part of a 20 page ‘sequenced skill’ printable pack. It consists of the following:

  • A step-by-step phonics lesson
  • Whole Class, Think Pair Share, Independent Work activities
  • Color in pictures that consist of the ‘ur’ sound (as in turtle)
  • Finish the words and draw matching pictures
  • Building Words
  • Mind Map
  • Short ‘ur’ Reading Passage
  • Word Detective
  • I Can Read & Draw
  • My Book of ‘ur’ Words
  • My Story
  • Read, Draw, Color Words
  • Phonics Flash Cards

 

This printable pack is also great to use as a free phonics assessment tool to identify your students’

FREE PHONICS WORKSHEETS FOR FIRST GRADE

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FREE PHONICS WORKSHEETS FOR FIRST GRADE

Incorporate these phonics activities into your classroom writing centers. There are book templates where students can write a story and then highlight all the words in the story that contain the focus phonics sound! This is a super fun writing activity that your first grade and second grade students will calling out for more! Click here to grab your free phonics PDF!

If you enjoyed this phonics resource, then check out this Phonics BUNDLE.

To read more about first grade phonics, read this blog!

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