What if they just used the 1st grade phonics materials at a faster pace since you already have those materials, but tell them it is more about a foundation for spelling lessons? Have them write on a dry erase board to practice. Make letter tiles for them - some people like to color code the tiles so that vowels are one color, consonants are another, and then vowel teams can be vowel colors too. I'm not sure that sentence made sense. But tell them you just need more practice in teaching this stuff and ask if they will help?Just Clay wrote:I have two children in 4th grade and and two in 1st. My older two were in a private school for K and 1st, thus I did not have the privilege of learning phonics along side of them. As I am teaching my 1st graders phonics from MFW1, I am realizing how many phonics "holes" my older two have. Both are reading, but both struggle with decoding, spelling, and "attacking" unfamiliar words. Much to my dismay, reading is not a favorite activity. I am seeking suggestions in how to do a "crash catch up phonics course" with 4th graders. Possible resources to order or ideas to implement???
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