This week, students will learn how to spell the long /a/ sound using the ai and ay vowel teams. A general rule is that we use the ai vowel team to spell the long /a/ sound in the middle of a syllable and the ay vowel team to spell the long /a/ sound at the end of a syllable.
You can get the weekly phonics routine at Teachers Pay Teachers.
One of the most powerful things we can do to help our students learn how to read and write efficiently is intentional repeated practice. Starting your phonics lesson with a review will help students strengthen their neural connections for decoding and encoding.
You can get slides for every phonics pattern at Teachers Pay Teachers and build your own review slides. But if you are following this phonics sequence, we have built the review slides for you. As a reminder, on Monday, we only review phonics patterns from previous weeks because students will not have learned the current pattern yet. Tuesday through Thursday have slides from both the current phonics pattern and review patterns. There are no slides for Friday because this is saved as an assessment day.
If you present these slides to your students, I recommend making the presentations full screen. You can do this by clicking on the three dots on the lower left-hand side and selecting “enter full screen.”
You can print out the word list to tell your students the word each picture represents.