Many upper elementary struggling readers simply have gaps in their phonetic knowledge. This series is intended to help teachers fill in these gaps, and is intended to be used with struggling readers. For a peek inside, check out this short video or the preview here!

These lesson plans and activities are the same format for each phonetic element in this series to minimize prep time and bring struggling readers (and their teachers!) a routine of word work instruction. For more information on how to help struggling readers in your classroom, please visit my blog series on this topic: Supporting Struggling Readers in Grades 3-5.

This bundle includes 5 phonetic element packets, which can also be purchased individually.

CVC Words
Consonant Digraphs
S Blends
L Blends
CVCe WordsContents: (for each of the 5 packets)

4 day lesson plan (for small or whole group) - 10 mins per day
Demonstration Words to go with the lessons
Teacher Reference List
Shake it Up! Activity
Word Sort Activity
Playing With Words Partner Game
Find it! Activity
I Have… Who Has…? Game


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