Phonics instruction is important because students have to know how to decode print in order to become fluent readers that can comprehend what they read. While decoding comes easily for some students, others need very direct and explicit instruction. Everyone, even your highest readers, need a good understanding of phonics. Once students start reading multisyllabic words, they need to be able to decode them easily. We even use phonetic skills as adults to decode unknown words. Think of all those medical terms or weird chemicals that we see on food labels. Phonetic decoding is truly a lifelong skill. For this reason, I make sure that I use a lot of explicit phonics instruction in my classroom.
I love having a variety of resources for each phonics skill at my fingertips to use each week. Sometimes, I use the same resources over and over each week, and sometimes I like to change it up a bit. I put a variety of my phonics resources into Megapacks organized by phonics skill, and it has made lesson planning so much easier each week.
These Megapacks include everything you need for teaching phonics all year long. The year-long bundle is jam-packed with phonics materials for 27 phonics skills that can be used for interventions, whole group instruction, small group instruction, independent work stations, partner activities, practice pages, and more. (Over 1,800 pages of phonics practice.)
This is the perfect setup for teaching your phonics skill for each week. Simply open the file and print exactly what you need. You will easily be able to integrate your phonics instruction into your reading comprehension and fluency instruction for the week.
Each phonics skill pack can also be purchased separately if you just need some updated resources for one particular phonics skill.
These Megapacks include materials from the following products in my store, but ALL in one place:
Check out all of my Phonics Megapacks by clicking on the picture below.