Phonics Pocket Charts

These phonics charts may be exactly what you need to have meaningful whole group or guided reading lessons with your students. 

I have created eight different pocket chart lessons.  This is the bundled version shown.   You may want to check it out here in my store. If you need just one unit check the preview and there are links to each separate unit, that way you can have a better look at what is all included.
These pocket chart activities can be used a number of different ways; in small groups, as a center, for review or to explicitly teach the different phonics sounds to a whole group or a small group of students. 

Each pocket chart pack focuses on sounds or spelling patterns your students need to know an understand well before moving on in reading and spelling. 

My students love these pocket chart lessons and enjoy coming up to the chart and manipulating the cards.  After I use these cards as a whole group lesson with my students, I leave the cards in the pocket chart so my students can use the same cards and activity during center time.

Here is a look at my students this summer using the different charts.

Included in the packs are blank grid sheets where students can sort their card under the correct sound.  I like to do this activity during guided reading or intervention time.

Happy summer and happy teaching!


Genre Posters

Hello! It has been a crazy last couple of months and I can't believe it is JULY already. I am wondering what happened to June. My summer really has just begun, I have been busy teaching summer school.  I have also been busy updating a few files.  Today I want to share with you my updated Genre Posters.
 In this unit I have 23 posters that includes a fiction and non-fiction poster.  I keep my posters up all year and we refer to them often.

My students like to discuss what genre they are reading and are encouraged to read a number of different genres throughout the year. These posters are simple but contain language my students understand.  Here is a preview page from my unit.
  I have also included a few activities that will help you teach genres to your students.  I first start out by teaching my students  what fiction and non-fiction mean.  I have my students cut out      little book pictures from scholastic book order forms and we paste the correct book under fiction or non-fiction.
Check this out here in my store.
Happy July everyone!