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Phonics Year 2
 

Activity Sheets for the Literacy Hour
10 new activity sheets, 9 focusing on a different vowel phoneme and the final sheet featuring all of them. The activities require only a brief introduction from a teacher or parent and are suitable for the independent/group work portion of the Literacy Hour. Available from Phonics Year 2 Print and Do.

Print and Do Games:-
The Race to the Lighthouse
A funfilled board game which tests the players' phoneme vocabulary. The board comprises of 4 x A4 sheets, a die, tokens and counters which are printed out and cut out accordingly.

Give us a Clue
A phoneme word lotto which tests spelling, reading and word recognition. Lotto cards, clue cards and tokens are all there to be printed out and cut out ready to use.



CVC Words
 

Activity Sheets for the Literacy Hour
10 new activity sheets each focussing on a different medial vowel or final phoneme. The activities require only a brief introduction from a teacher or parent and are suitable for the independent/group work portion of the Literacy Hour. Available from CVC Print and Do.

Helper sheet
A chart with word lists and ideas for source texts for each of the focus sounds in the CVC module.

Illustrated poems
These poems were specially written for Words and Pictures for use in the Literacy Hour or at home. Each poem is provided as a single A4 printout and in 'double landscape' layout for enlargement.

It may help to look at the summary of all the poems and the CVC words they contain, or some ideas for using the poems.

Room For More Pretend Friends
Fat Cat Hat Marvellous Mum
Chicken Pox Spots My Dad
Fred the bear Charlie

  • Summary of poems
  • Ideas for using the poems

    How to print
    Select one of the poem links. When the page has finished loading click the printer icon on your browser's toolbar or select print from the File menu.

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    Consonant Clusters
     

    Lesson plans for the Literacy Hour
    These resources specifically support the requirements of the National Literacy Framework for Year 1, Term 2. However, the activities are equally suitable for use in schools where the Strategy is not being followed.

    Each plan consists of:

    Shared text
    A new short text specially written for Words and Pictures (except 'Cat's Eyes by Michael Rosen). All texts are illustrated with printer-friendly black and white designs by Christopher Gunson.
    The range of texts includes: fairy tales, fables, nursery rhymes, song, non-fiction, letter writing and poetry.
    Each source text is provided in A4 format and also in 'double landscape' layout to enlarge and make into a poster (see below).

    Teachers notes
    Lots of ideas for using the shared text, with teaching points for text, sentence and word level work.
    The activity sheets are introduced and ideas for differentiation and extension included.

    Activity sheets
    Most lesson plans include 2 different activity sheets: one focussing on word level word, the other on text or sentence level work.
    The activities require only a brief introduction from a teacher and are suitable for independent/group work. These sheets are also available from Consonant Clusters Print and Dopage where will find many more printable resources that may be useful in the classroom.

    Lesson 1 - Final phoneme ck
    Lesson plan teacher's notes  
    Shared text Hickory Dickory Dock  
    Activity
    sheets
    sheet 1a
    (word level work)
    sheet 1b
    (sentence level work)

    Lesson 2 - Final phoneme ll, ff and ss
    Lesson plan teacher's notes  
    Shared text Jeff and the
    small fish
     
    Activity
    sheets
    sheet 2a
    (word level work)
     

    Lesson 3 - Initial s clusters
    Lesson plan teacher's notes  
    Shared text Sleeping Beauty  
    Activity
    sheets
    sheet 3a
    (word level work)
    sheet 3b
    (sentence level work)

    Lesson 4 - Initial blends with l as the 2nd letter
    Lesson plan teacher's notes
    Shared text Cat's Eyes
    by Michael Rosen
     
    Activity
    sheets
    sheet 4a
    (word level work)
    sheet 4b
    (sentence level work)

    Lesson 5 - Initial blends with r or w as the 2nd letter
    Lesson plan teacher's notes
    Shared text Growing seeds indoors  
    Activity
    sheets
    sheet 5a
    (word level work)
    sheet 5b
    (word level work)

    How to print
    Click on a link to an activity sheet or shared text. A new window will open and start to load the desired print-off. When the page has finished loading click the printer icon on the toolbar (or select 'print' from the file menu) and close the new window.

     

     
     

    Long Vowel Sounds

    Lesson plans for the Literacy Hour
    by Judith Puddick

    Judith Puddick worked on the pilot of the National Literacy Strategy and is currently the literacy consultant for Southend Local Education Authority. Judith has worked as a teacher trainer for several years and has 25 years teaching experience.

    Whether you have a carousel of groups or the whole class doing the same activity - you can adapt the plans to suit your needs.
    Each plan specifies

    - a shared poetry text
    - whole class text level work
    - whole class word level work
    - 4 differentiated activities for independent work
    - ideas for a plenary session.

    These resources specifically support the requirements of the National Literacy Framework for Year 1, Term 3. However, the activities are equally suitable for use in schools where the Strategy is not being followed.


    Lesson plan -ee-
    Lesson plan -y-
    Lesson plan -ea- Lesson plan -igh-
    Lesson plan -ay- Lesson plan -i-e-
    Lesson plan -ai- Lesson plan -oa-
    Lesson plan -a-e- Lesson plan -oo-

    Or download all the lesson plans in one go, as a rich text file. Just click the link and choose a location to save the file. Click here to download rich text file.



    Print the poems from the Poem pack
    (for use in the Literacy Hour lesson plans or at home).

    These ten poems were specially written for Words and Pictures to help reinforce understanding of long vowel sounds.

    Meet the Creeps
    (-ee-)
    I spy a little fly
    (-y-)
    A meal by the sea
    (-ea-)
    Marching through the night
    (-igh-)
    the birthday day
    (-ay-)
    the doctor's line
    (-i-e-)
    Daisy the snail
    (-ai-)
    the toad and the goat
    (-oa-)
    Ice-cream cake
    (-a-e-)
    the man in the moon
    (-oo-)
     
     

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