Tag Archive for 'phonics'

‘-ice’ sound

Powerpoint story on the sound -ice.   The story is called Chicken Soup with Rice and Mice.  Can be used for Yr3 students.chicken soup with rice and mice

Kizclub-another site full of resources

Kizclub Homepage

Dear Colleagues

Maybe www.kizclub.com is a familiar website to most of you, but for the sake of those who never heard of this site, I will give a very brief overview.

Kizclub contains mostly Language Arts educational material that is suitable for Kinder to early Primary school age children. This website provides:

http://www.kizclub.com/activities.htm In this section one finds ready-to-print classroom resources, worksheets to work with the class and links to other sites. All these resources are found on the left hand side of the browser.

http://www.kizclub.com/phonicsactivities.htm  This section can be particularly useful to those teachers who use phonics in their classroom. There is a variety of printed material from games which one can print and use with the children to worksheet that consolidates the teaching of phonics.

Other sections in this website include:


This website holds a section dedicated to topics which are commonly used in the class. Covering each topic there are various worksheet which make learning fun and exciting to children. The topics that one finds in this page are: Animals, Body and Health, Colours, Community, Food and Nutrition, Holdays and Seasons, Myself, Opposites, Shapes and Time and Numbers.


For those teachers who find a difficulty what to do during their craft lesson, this page provides useful printouts which one can easly use and relate to topics which are covered in the class.

Stories and Props

Here are many props related to children’s story books which one can use to compliment story time in class. This section also provides online stories to various topics which teachers normally cover in their classrooms. All these links are found on the left hand side of the page.

Nursery Rhymes

Under this section one finds a collection of famous nursery rhymes together with word cards, coloured or black and white cliparts.


From this section one can print ready-made flashcards both in colour or black and white.

Teaching Extras

I am sure that teachers will find this section very useful. This section contains cliparts categorised by topic which most teachers usually cover during the scholastic year.  The cliparts are both in colour or black and white which makes it easy for the children to colour them in.

I hope that teachers will find this review very useful and will make classroom life more enjoyable, interesting, colourful and lesson preparation more easier!!!

Submitted by: Lucienne Gilson (eLearning Teacher)

Building Language for Literacy


Learn to read with Nina the Naming NewtReggie the Rhyming Rhino and Leo the Letter-Loving Lobster, three original characters created for Building Language for Literacy, who lead children on a language adventure to different places in the community, helping children not only develop language skills, but a sense of the world around them, as well.

“Building Language for Literacy is the definitive early literacy program that equips young children with the critical language and literacy skills and experiences they need to build the foundation for success in reading.”

How to integrate Building Language for Literacy in our teaching:

Nina the Naming Newt” helps students identify places within their community and common items found in those places. This is a wonderful activity to integrate with Social Studies about ‘The World around Us’. Children drag the correct items into the box.  It is a great activity to learn everyday vocabulary.

Leo the Letter-Loving Lobster” activity  helps a small group of students with letter recognition by having pupils choose the letters that match the object. Students can also keep a word dictionary in a notebook and add the new words that they spelled.

Pupils practice their rhyming skills with “Reggie the Rhyming Rhino“.  Pupils choose the words that rhyme in a fun way especially if activity is done on an Interactive Whiteboard.

All activities may be worked out on an Interactive Whiteboard.

Read about more ideas on how to integrate these activities in the following link: http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=7615

Submitted by: A Giles (eLearning Teacher)
Website:  http://theeteacher.wordpress.com/

Phonics (Reading Texts) Workbook for Year 2

Phonics03In this article you will find a set of reading texts on phonics. These worksheets focus on reading skills only and may be printed in the form of a workbook. You may download the cover for this workbook by clicking on the following link:

Phonics Front Page – Reading texts

Another workbook has been separately upload. It focuses on writing skills using phonics.

You may also download a set of tricky words. Click on the following link: Tricky words. These words are to be progessively introduced to the children (e.g. 3 to 4 words a week). These words cannot be sounded phonetically so children have to learn them through site reading. As you progress through the reading texts you will find that tricky words have been added progressively to allow children time to learn these words.

You may download the reading texts from the links below:

  1. pgs 01-09 Reading Texts a-z
  2. pgs 10-15 Reading Texts ee, ar, al, sh, ch, th
  3. pgs 16-22 Reading Texts ai, oi, oa, wh, ou, qu, ie, igh, ue
  4. pgs 23-26 Reading Texts a-e, i-e, o-e, u-e

The following are further reading texts which have been provided by FES and by Ms Marthese Cini:

  1. pgs 27-31 Further Reading ‘ch’, ‘sh’, ‘ee’, ‘i-e’, ‘th’
  2. pgs 32-50 Further Reading ee oo ch sh ar ou a-e o-e i-e u-e ea igh oi ai

Submitted by Mrs Antonella Ferrante



Phonics (Writing) Workbook for Yr 2

Phonics01In this article you will find a set of worksheets on phonics. These worksheets focus on writing skills and may be printed in the form of a workbook. You may download the cover for this workbook by clicking on the following link: Phonics Front Page

Another workbook has been separately uploaded which focuses on reading texts which the children can read progressively each time a new sound or phoneme is introduced.

A poem has been included which can be used to introduce the basic 26 alphabets sounds.  Click here for the poem: pgs 01 Phonics Ryhme

You may also print the following pages which give a brief description of an action and story that can be used when introducing sounds: pgs 02-06 Letter action and sound

Music01This song may be used when starting a lesson. The song is about the sound and name of the letters of the alphabet. Click on this link to download the song (mp3 version):  Alphabet letter name and sound song

The following are a set of worksheets each focusing on different sounds and phonemes:

  1. pgs 07-08 ‘a’ or ‘e’
  2. pgs 09-11 ‘b’ or ‘d’
  3. pgs 12-13 ‘a’, ‘e’, ‘i’, ‘o’, ‘u’
  4. pgs 14-15 ‘ee’ or ‘i’
  5. pgs 16-27 ‘ar’, ‘all’, ‘sh’, ‘ch’, th’, ‘ai’,’oi’, ‘oa’
  6. pgs 28-36 ‘oo’, ‘ee’, ‘ea’, ‘wh’, ai’, ‘th’,’ar’, ‘ou’, ‘ie’, ‘ue’, ‘oa’
  7. pgs 37-47 ‘a-e’, ‘i-e’, ‘o-e’, ‘u-e’
  8. pgs 48-67 Poems

phonics02In pages 48-67 you will find a set of poems. These worksheets have been downloaded from the following site: (click on the link below to visit this site…) 


This website is full of fun related activities. The site allows you to explore different phonemes and also provides printable material.

 Submitted by Mrs Antonella Ferrante