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This is a great book for back to school guided reading groups or independent work. This book contains repeated high frequency words and students can illustrate their own pictures!

Fun and simple song for syllable practice (Blog: The First Grade Parade)

Rhyme & Draw is a poem shared with the class and each rhyming phrase suggests what the children draw. What a fun, creative way to develop phonemic awareness, rhyming words, vocabulary, mental images, and shared reading. Any age would enjoy Rhyme & Draw! Check out what my kinder kids did!

Phonics Twist-er! [a game for first graders]

Link to QPS or Quick Phonics Screener from a Texas school site. You'll see the order of subtests is in a logical order: letter ID, letter sounds, cvc words, cvc words with blends, cvce words, r controlled vowels, cvc with digraphs, vowel pairs, words with prefixes or suffixes, two syllable words, and multisyllabic words. The QPS suggests if a child misses 5 or more in a section, that's the skill needed.

Phonics ladders + Phonics Fun ideas galore!

Stretchy the Word Snake! Download printables and use pencil boxes from Target dollar spot