Today, I have a great website to share with you, chock full of FREE Phonics Lessons. If you click on the image below, it will take you to the website.
During my reading specialist program, I was fortunate enough to work with a great teacher, mentor, etc. in the teaching world, her name was Dr. Carol Tolman (If you ever have the chance to take a professional development with her, jump on it). She worked with West Virgina's Department of Education to develop phonics lessons that were explicit, systematic, and that incorporated the 5 components of reading. The website houses all the lessons they created to support their teachers in teaching phonics. The website and lessons are FREE. Each Skill is divided into weeks (week 1, 2 and 3) and also divided into units within those skills. Each unit comes with...
5 Days Worth of Lessons
A list of target words that students will work with throughout the unit.
Decodable Stories for the Week
All of that for FREE!! I immediately downloaded all of the lessons (Dr. Tolman recommended that we download them as soon as we could, so that we would have them available to us even if the website was taken down...I would recommend the same)! I LOVE these lessons. I still bring in materials or items I have been given from other programs, but I have seen so much success with these lessons that I could never use any other program.
I love all of the components, I love the fact that each unit comes decodable stories and I love that each skill is broken up in a way that students master each component before they are expected show mastery with the entire skill! Since I love the lessons so much, I knew that I had to share this with my readers!! I would love for you to take advantage of some amazing research based lessons, while you still have the chance.
Stay tuned because next week I will be sharing pictures of how I organize and manage all the materials and lessons. :-)
I hope you find these as useful as I have and I will leave you with one last thought...
What do you think of these lessons? Have you seen or used these before? Do you think they will work within your own classroom?