Ch 6: Phonics & Spelling Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The teacher resources in this chapter can help strengthen your students' phonics and spelling skills. Utilize informative lesson plans, entertaining lessons and other resources to develop your curriculum and enhance your class instruction.

Phonics & Spelling Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

When teaching phonics and spelling, you're giving students skills they will use for the rest of their lives, which is why it's good to provide them with as much information and practice as possible. This chapter can help you develop all-inclusive lessons that address a variety of phonics and spelling topics and skills. Teacher resources include lesson plans, games and activities. Some of the topics covered in this chapter include:

  • CVC words and vowel digraphs
  • Consonant blends and multisyllabic words
  • Word patterns, homonyms and homophones
  • Prefixes and compound words

Accompanying the lesson plans are fun video and text lessons you can have the students review to enhance their phonics and spelling skills. Test their knowledge of the concepts you cover with the online quizzes accompanying the lessons.

How It Helps

  • Learning objectives: Provides concepts your students should fully understand upon completion of your lessons
  • Class instructions: Offers instructions you can follow when choosing to incorporate lesson plan ideas into your discussions
  • Games and activities: Shares additional games and activities you can use to enhance your students' phonics and spelling skills

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning phonics and spelling lessons easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific language arts topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your language arts class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related CVC words, consonant blends and multisyllabic word lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important phonics and spelling concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant phonics and spelling-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

40 Lessons in Chapter 6: Phonics & Spelling Lesson Plans
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Phonics Lesson Plan

1. Phonics Lesson Plan

Phonics is a great tool for early readers. A text lesson assists you in delivering the facts while providing ample opportunities to pause for practice. For ongoing instruction, we have included extra activities and related lessons.

Vowel Digraphs Games & Activities

2. Vowel Digraphs Games & Activities

Learning to recognize when combinations of letters make a single sound can be tricky for students. These games and activities offer fun, interactive ways for children to reinforce their knowledge of vowel digraphs.

Digraph Lesson Plan

3. Digraph Lesson Plan

Teach students about vowel digraphs with this lesson plan. Define what a digraph is, then have students view and create samples of vowel digraphs. Finally, apply learning with a fun game.

Consonant Blends Games & Activities

4. Consonant Blends Games & Activities

Games and activities are a fun way to get students motivated and excited about learning. This lesson includes suggestions for games that may be used to practice consonant blends.

Consonant Blends Lesson Plan

5. Consonant Blends Lesson Plan

What is a consonant blend? A text lesson provides an explanation with examples and an in class activity gives students a chance to show what they learned. Extras in the form of related lessons and extensions are included as well.

Multisyllabic Word Games

6. Multisyllabic Word Games

As words get longer, saying them and using them gets harder. Help your students along their journey to ever longer words with a few of these multisyllabic word games and activities.

Spelling Lesson Plan

7. Spelling Lesson Plan

Work with your students on both simple and complex spelling skills. First, find and identify prefixes, suffixes and root words. Then have students work on words that sound alike. Support learning with hands-on activities.

Compound Words Lesson Plan

8. Compound Words Lesson Plan

Teaching students about compound words can be fun. Use this lesson plan to introduce your students to the subject. Define the concept, look at some examples, and reinforce with a fun game.

Capitalization Lesson Plan

9. Capitalization Lesson Plan

When is capitalization necessary? A video lesson lays out key facts for students while an activity allows for independent practice. For ongoing instruction, consider our provided extensions and related lessons.

Kindergarten Sight Words

10. Kindergarten Sight Words

Sight words are words that students should know just by looking at them. This list provides the sight words that students should know at the midway point of the school year, and by the end of Kindergarten.

Vowel Lesson Plan

11. Vowel Lesson Plan

Help teach and reinforce vowel concepts with this lesson plan. Students first differentiate between consonants and vowels, then learn about different types of vowels. Finish up with a sorting activity that applies concepts.

Short & Long Vowel Sounds Lesson Plan

12. Short & Long Vowel Sounds Lesson Plan

Would you like to make learning about long and short vowel sounds a snap? This lesson plan uses a video lesson to outline key facts about vowel sounds and a small group activity allows students to practice what they've earned.

Compound Words Games & Activities

13. Compound Words Games & Activities

Keeping students interested and engaged during class can be challenging. This lesson offers active and quiet, games and activities to help reinforce student knowledge of compound words in an engaging way.

Spelling Rules Lesson Plan

14. Spelling Rules Lesson Plan

Help your students learn, review, and practice basic spelling rules with this lesson plan. Students will read a text lesson outlining ten general spelling rules, discuss and apply each, then play a fun game to help make concepts stick.

Syllables Lesson Plan

15. Syllables Lesson Plan

Want to have fun while teaching your class about syllables? In this lesson plan, you will find a text lesson explains the basics and a lively activity makes identifying syllables a snap.

Rhyming Words Lesson Plan

16. Rhyming Words Lesson Plan

What does it take to create a rhyme? This lesson plan includes an educational text lesson on rhyming and a fun competition designed to help students nail down rhyming words.

Consonant Digraph Activities & Games

17. Consonant Digraph Activities & Games

This resource is designed to make teaching and learning consonant digraphs fun and effective. These games and activities will help give your students extra practice as they learn the sound each digraph makes.

Complex Consonants Activities & Games

18. Complex Consonants Activities & Games

Increase student usage and understanding of complex consonants using fun games and activities. This lesson offers ideas you can use for students of varying levels in small group, whole class and independent settings.

Short & Long Vowel Activities & Games

19. Short & Long Vowel Activities & Games

Reading foundations set the stage for successful reading. Why not engage your students with fun, hands-on activities that will help them master short and long vowel sounds? Give these activities and games a try!

R-Controlled Vowels Activities & Games

20. R-Controlled Vowels Activities & Games

R-controlled vowels are not always easy for students to learn and pronounce. By using fun activities and games to help students learn, they can retain the information better and become more comfortable with pronouncing each r-controlled vowel.

Complex Consonants Lesson Plan

21. Complex Consonants Lesson Plan

This lesson plan introduces beginning readers to complex consonants, including consonant digraphs and consonant trigraphs through the use of word sorting, a word wall, and the use of texts that repeat the target digraph and trigraph patterns.

Complex Consonants: Definition & Examples

22. Complex Consonants: Definition & Examples

What is a complex consonant? What are some examples? If you are curious about these questions, look no further. We've got you covered. In this lesson we will look at the definition as well as some examples of complex consonants.

R-Controlled Vowels Lesson Plan

23. R-Controlled Vowels Lesson Plan

Teach your students about r-controlled vowels and their sounds with this lesson plan. Students use our lesson to review long and short vowels before learning about the r-controlled sounds and spellings. Play a game for guided learning.

Phoneme Blending & Segmentation Lesson Plan

24. Phoneme Blending & Segmentation Lesson Plan

Help your students practice blending and segmenting phonemes with this lesson plan. A variety of games and activities are outlined for use in your classroom using materials you have handy and applicable to students in differing levels.

Silent Letters Lesson Plan for Elementary School

25. Silent Letters Lesson Plan for Elementary School

This lesson will help your students understand the spelling rules when writing words with silent letters. Students will read a text lesson, participate in word-building activities, and prove their knowledge with a short quiz.

Silent Letters: Definition, Rules & Example Words

26. Silent Letters: Definition, Rules & Example Words

The English language is full of tricky spelling rules. One of the trickiest can be the silent letters. In this lesson, we are going to learn about silent letters by discussing the rules and reviewing examples.

Silent E Activities for Elementary School

27. Silent E Activities for Elementary School

Learning the rules of the English spelling system is a major part of learning to read and write, and it is certainly not easy. This lesson focuses on silent E, offering activities that make silent E accessible and fun for students.

How to Teach the Silent E Rule

28. How to Teach the Silent E Rule

Silent E can be a difficult concept for young readers to grasp. In this lesson, you will see some methods of teaching this concept so that students have an easier time remembering it.

Diphthongs Lesson Plan for Elementary School

29. Diphthongs Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Use this fun lesson plan to teach your students about diphthongs. A text lesson is used for direct instruction and guides students through definition and practice before applying understanding to games and activities.

Homographs Lesson Plan for Elementary School

30. Homographs Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Use this lesson plan to guide your instruction about homographs in a fun and engaging way. Students will connect with content before reading a text lesson, work in guided discovery, and then apply their new knowledge to independent practice through games and projects.

Alphabetical Order Lesson Plan

31. Alphabetical Order Lesson Plan

What is alphabetical order and how is it used to organize things? This lesson plan teaches students about the order of the letters in the alphabet and how this dictates alphabetical order. An activity engages the class physically as they place themselves in alphabetical order.

Letter R Activities for Kids

32. Letter R Activities for Kids

The old adage states that practice makes perfect. This lesson offers multiple activities to help your students practice with the letter R. Your students will participate in individual, collaborative, quiet and active games as they learn.

Synthetic Phonics Activities

33. Synthetic Phonics Activities

The activities included here will encourage your students to practice their phonics recognition through movement. Fun, active games will keep your early elementary students engaged in the process of identifying phonics sounds and spelling early reader words.

Letter Sound Recognition Activities

34. Letter Sound Recognition Activities

The recognition of letter sounds is important for beginning readers. These activities focus on letter and sound matching as well as matching letters with the initial sounds of words.

Double the Final Consonant Activities

35. Double the Final Consonant Activities

Practicing a new and difficult concept is the best way to gain confidence in that area. This asset offers multiple fun, active and engaging activities for elementary school children who are working to grasp the concept of doubling the final consonant of words.

Homograph Activities for 3rd Grade

36. Homograph Activities for 3rd Grade

Homographs can be confusing to beginning readers. These homograph activities provide third grade readers with the opportunity to practice reading, hearing, speaking, and writing homographs.

Phonological Awareness Activities for Preschoolers

37. Phonological Awareness Activities for Preschoolers

Developing the skills of phonological awareness in your preschool students will put them on the right path in their journey as future readers and writers. These activities can be used in preschool or kindergarten classrooms.

Phonological Awareness Activities for Kindergarten

38. Phonological Awareness Activities for Kindergarten

Adding phonological awareness activities to your day is a great way to sharpen your students' early literacy skills. These active games address phoneme blending, phoneme segmentation, syllabication, and rhyme.

Literacy Activities for Preschoolers

39. Literacy Activities for Preschoolers

Research has found that increased exposure to literature in the early years is pivotal in helping develop a love and strength of reading and writing. These activities will expose your preschool students to elements of literacy.

Silent E Lesson Plan

40. Silent E Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will help elementary students learn about the rules for pronouncing and spelling words containing the silent letter 'e'. Students will watch an informational video and participate in related activities.

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