Friday, January 04, 2013

phonetic spelling

Every class is different.  I know this.  All kids learn differently.  I know and fully believe this as well.  But I can't help but feel like I am doing something wrong when the activities I've always done are just over the heads of my students this year.  My drive tells me it's time to start writing small moment stories with beginning, middle and ending events...but instead we're still trying to sound out words with a focus on beginning, middle and ending sounds.  {sigh}

Blame it on the new school?  Blame it on my teaching?  Blame it on the rain?  {you're welcome children of the 80's}  Nope.  Just brush it off, move on, and create something we can actually use.

If your kids are working on writing down the letters they hear {phonetic spelling} this should switch it up just enough to give them a break from writing letters.  The first page works with words with 3 sounds and the second page uses words with 4 sounds for a bit of differentiation.

I hope you find it to be helpful!


  1. Thanks for the freebie...I like this idea! I too, have some that are struggling to write down the sounds they hear in words. As a "child" of the 80's, I am choosing to "blame it on the rain"! ;)

    "How about them apples?"

  2. Thanks for getting Milli Vanilli stuck in my head!! and reminding me of my age!

    Some years are like that.... everything needs a HUGE step back. Hang in there. I'm sure it will all start to "click" soon. :D

    ❤Dragonflies in First ❤

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