Science of Reading Phonics Assessment Fluency Grids

November 10, 2023

Science of Reading Phonics Assessment Fluency Grids

Science of Reading Phonics Assessment Fluency Grids

Have you ever used Phonics Fluency Grids in your ELA classroom?

I read about them years ago and didn’t think much of it until I gave it a go and have not looked back!

I can’t imagine starting my phonics unit with anything else. Fluency Grids are effective science of reading

phonics activities that promote orthographic mapping that helps students to visually recognize a word and

and make connections to its oral sound (phonological awareness). So it’s a pretty important step in

both pre and post assessment when it comes to phonics progress monitoring of our students!

The great thing is, Phonics Fluency Grids can also be printed for phonics intervention, morning work phonics

practice worksheets, partner or small group games such as Phonics Bingo, Phonics Memory Game and much more.

Science of Reading Phonics Assessment Fluency Grids

Science of Reading Phonics Assessment Fluency Grids

Create your own Phonics Fluency Grids and make them a must-have part of your phonics program.

If you’re time poor and can’t fathom adding anything else to your workload, simply click here to purchase

a no prep ready to go pack that you use year after year after year!


What’s included this Phonics Packet:

  • Teacher Notes
  • VC Phonics Grid
  • CVC Phonics Grid 1
  • CVC Phonics Grid 2
  • CVCC Phonics Grid 3
  • CVCC Phonics Grid 4
  • Blends Phonics Grid 5
  • Blends Phonics Grid 6
  • Digraph Phonics Grid 7
  • Digraph Phonics Grid 8
  • Vowel Digraph Phonics Grid 9
  • Vowel Digraph Phonics Grid 10
  • Sight Word Grid 11
  • Sight Word Grid 12


8 ways to use this no prep phonics packet:

Science of Reading Phonics Assessment Fluency Grids

Phonics Grids are a explicit way to reinforce phonics skills through as students learn and recognize phonetic patterns, letter combinations and corresponding sounds. This no prep packet can be used in the following ways:

Pre and Post Phonics Assessment:

  • Use the sequential phonics grids for pre and post assessment of phonics skills to monitor student learning

Phonemic Awareness:

  • Have students manipulate sounds, change letters and recognize letter patterns/word families.

Vowel Patterns:

  • Highlight different vowel patterns on the phonics grid. Focus on long and short vowel sounds, vowel teams, and other vowel combinations.

Word Building:

  • Have student build on these base words. They can build words by using prefixes and suffixes (using a mini whiteboard, interactive notebook, or place these sheets in a protective sleeve for kids to write on with a dry erase pen)

Syllable Clap:

  • Engage the whole class by projecting these phonics grids on smartboard and syllable clap words!

Bingo Phonics:

  • Print phonics grids and have students play Bingo or Memory Words in pairs, small groups or centers.

Morning Work:

  • Phonics practice – students read, underline letter patterns, highlight repeating words.


  • Provide additional support for students who struggle with particular sounds and offer extension to those students who need to be challenged in their learning


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