Phonemic Awareness is such an integral part to reading and writing. Unfortunately, many teachers skip over teaching this, but the truth is that it's just as important as learning phonics! Check out these 9 hands-on ways to help children learn to segment and blend words, and watch your children become confident readers with strong decoding and spelling skills!
5th Grade blog - Reading and Writing. I could adapt this for first graders, especially toward the end of the year when they are all actually capable of reading but still want to play during independent reading time
Anchoring the Standards: Teaching & Documenting the Common Core Standards with Anchor Charts Part 1