Virtual Teaching Resource Hub
The instructional activities found in the links below are designed to promote the development of strong foundational literacy skills. Which ones you select will be determined by the following factors:
- Your school’s scope and sequence of skills. If your school doesn’t have a scope and sequence, click here to download ours.
- Your students’ skill level
- Whether the concept is being introduced or reviewed
As children are developing early literacy skills, they begin to associate the phonemes (speech sounds) they hear with the graphemes (letters and letter combinations) they see. The activities in this section are designed to strengthen students’ phoneme-grapheme associations.
When teaching phoneme-grapheme correspondences, it’s important to model a pronunciation of each sound that can be used when blending sounds to make words. This video provides a demonstration of blendable pronunciations of the most common sound for each letter.
The order in which you introduce new phoneme-grapheme correspondences should follow your school’s scope and sequence for foundational skills in reading. If your school doesn’t have a scope and sequence, click here to download ours.
Decoding and Encoding
Once children learn some phoneme-grapheme correspondences, they can begin decoding (reading) and encoding (spelling) words. The activities included in this section are designed to help children apply their phoneme-grapheme knowledge to decoding and/or encoding.