Have you run out of phonics ideas? Or maybe you’ve got ideas but no time to implement them. Your phonics homework (and in class practice for that matter) just got easier.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been sharing activities and games to help you teach a variety of phonics topics, including teaching CVC words, practicing long vowel sounds, and teaching tricky alternate spellings. I also showed you how to use phonics word cards in a variety of activities that can be adapted for various phonics topics.
These activities and games are great practice in class and to consolidate skills at home. But what if you never had to think about phonics homework? What if you had 100 weeks (that’s over a year!) of phonics homework ready to roll?
Phonics homework covers key skills
Phonics homework covers phonics of course, but it’s also useful for reading, spelling, and literacy intervention. Phonics homework helps students with key skills like:
- Phoneme manipulation
Phonics homework covers key phonics topics
In addition to the specific reading skills students practice in phonics homework, they need practice in a variety of topics. Things like:
- CVC words
- Double consonants (ff, ll, ss, zz)
- VCC, CVCC & CCVC words
- CCVCC, CCCVC & CVCCC words
- Suffixes: ed & ing
- A variety of sounds with alternate spellings
Fun phonics homework to last the whole year makes it easy
Phonics homework has to cover a lot. In addition to the skills and topics covered, you want a variety of activities to keep things fresh and engaging. You need to be able to differentiate for various levels in your class. And the directions need to be clear so students and parents don’t get frustrated.
That’s a lot to put together. I know, because I’ve done it. Now I’ve made it easy for you: phonics homework ready to print and send home.
The Fun Phonics Homework to Last the Whole Year bundle gives you 100 weeks of grab and go phonics homework. There are 10 sets of homework. Each set focuses on a broad topic and includes 10 homework packs.
Each weekly homework pack includes:
- 6 worksheets and games
- a cover sheet that provides explicit instructions for parents on completing each activity
- a tracking system for students to tick off the days they practice
- teacher checklists to keep track of which homework packs students have completed.
It couldn’t be simpler or more versatile.
Phonics homework isn’t just for homework
Teachers use this homework bundle for intensive tutoring, test prep, reinforcement during reading block, ELL and differentiation. It’s perfect for:
- Independent practice in class
- Small group work
- A quick quiz or for informal assessment
- Part of a literacy station
- Review and remediation
Teachers love that the explanations are so straightforward—and their students love the fun activities. For most activities, all students need is the worksheet and a pencil. Occasionally simple objects like a die or counters (any small object like buttons or coins could be used). And each activity makes clear what is needed, if anything.
Phonics homework just got more fun for your students — and easier for you. Just grab your Fun Phonics Homework to Last the Whole Year bundle and you’ll be all set (for over a year!)