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Phonics Blog http://www.atozphonics.com/phonics-blog.html Looking for free phonics resources, printables, on-line games? We post all new updates here, so check out what is new here.. en-us phonics Thu, 27 Nov 2008 05:24:16 GMT Thu, 27 Nov 2008 05:24:16 GMT atozphonics.com Teaching alphabet letters? http://www.atozphonics.com/teachingalphabet.html Fun activities for teaching alphabet letters Thu, 27 Nov 2008 05:24:15 GMT Water Balloon Alphabet Fun http://www.atozphonics.com/water-balloon-alphabet-fun.html Outdoor activity: Fill a laundry basket with water balloons. Write one letter on each balloon, repeating letters often. I do a group of 8 children Thu, 27 Nov 2008 05:23:36 GMT Alliteration for Early Readers http://www.atozphonics.com/alliteration.html Using alliteration to learn Phonics and the Alphabet. Thu, 27 Nov 2008 05:21:49 GMT Close watch of the mouth and face http://www.atozphonics.com/close-watch-of-the-mouth-and-face.html The best way for a child to understand phonics is asking the child to come close to your face and watch your mouth move when making sounds. This will Thu, 27 Nov 2008 05:20:17 GMT A to Z Tongue Twisters http://www.atozphonics.com/a-to-z-tongue-twisters.html An agile, angry ape addled up the avenue. Beware, the bee buzzed boistrously, Beware the bitter brew. Crying came the crone creeping from the cold Thu, 27 Nov 2008 05:18:24 GMT "A" alliteration http://www.atozphonics.com/a-alliteration.html Alligators attacked and ate all animals. Thu, 27 Nov 2008 05:16:32 GMT Beginning Letters Alphabet Game http://www.atozphonics.com/beginning-letters-alphabet-game.html Place 4 letters around the room on adjacent walls. eg) a, b,c and d Tell the children to stand in the middle of the room and run to the letter which Thu, 27 Nov 2008 05:12:48 GMT Fridge Phonics Reviews http://www.atozphonics.com/fridgephonics.html I love Fridge Phonics - but it lacks one thing! Wed, 01 Oct 2008 10:22:31 GMT Free phonics printable worksheets http://www.atozphonics.com/phonicsprintableworksheets.html Updated! free phonics printable worksheets for teachers and homeschool Wed, 01 Oct 2008 10:16:00 GMT word blends http://www.atozphonics.com/wordblends.html Using word blends to teach phonics. Free printables Wed, 01 Oct 2008 10:13:38 GMT Free Alphabet Printables http://www.atozphonics.com/alphabetprintables.html Print this adorable printable alphabet frieze for the classroom or home. Lots of free alphabet printables at A to Z phonics Sat, 06 Sep 2008 01:54:48 GMT Phonics Sitemap! We didn't get #1 Google page rank for nothing! http://www.atozphonics.com/sitemap.html Find your way around our phonics site by clicking on the sitemap Tue, 02 Sep 2008 00:09:02 GMT Are you teaching phonics? http://www.atozphonics.com/teachingphonics.html Phonics facts and articles to help you in your quest in teaching phonics Tue, 02 Sep 2008 00:07:04 GMT Educational Magazines http://www.atozphonics.com/educationalmagazines.html How to get Educational Magazines full of educational aids and resources delivered direct to your door Tue, 02 Sep 2008 00:04:01 GMT ClickN read Phonics Review http://www.atozphonics.com/clicknread.html compare ClickN Read with other phonic reading programs Mon, 01 Sep 2008 23:46:35 GMT Help! Which Phonic Reading Program? http://www.atozphonics.com/phonicreadingprogram.html What makes a good phonic reading program? Mon, 01 Sep 2008 23:41:01 GMT Hooked on Phonics Reviews http://www.atozphonics.com/hookedonphonics.html Read what others have to say about Hooked on Phonics - the good, bad and ugly! Mon, 01 Sep 2008 23:28:13 GMT Blends, Consonant ClustersBlends, Consonant & Digraph Clusters http://www.atozphonics.com/blends.html Free blends flashcards. What is the difference between a consonant & digraph cluster? Mon, 01 Sep 2008 23:24:40 GMT 44 phonic sounds of the English Language http://www.atozphonics.com/phonicsounds.html Consonant & Vowels make up our phonic sounds. Listen to them here.. Mon, 01 Sep 2008 23:23:07 GMT Free Lesson Plans http://www.atozphonics.com/lessonplans.html More Free Phonics lesson plans for teaching letter sounds. Mon, 01 Sep 2008 23:09:15 GMT Printable Reading Games and More! http://www.atozphonics.com/readinggames.html Here are your Reading Games just for visiting A to Z Phonics! Mon, 01 Sep 2008 11:37:25 GMT The Alphabet http://www.atozphonics.com/alphabet.html Everything you will ever need to teach the alphabet.. Mon, 01 Sep 2008 11:26:05 GMT What are the high frequency words? http://www.atozphonics.com/highfrequencywords.html Does your child need to learn the high frequency words? Mon, 01 Sep 2008 11:23:11 GMT Monster or Mouse? http://www.atozphonics.com/monster-or-mouse.html When my grandson Bradley was learning the alaphabet we sang the song as either the Monster or the Mouse, in a deep monster voice or in a high-pitched Wed, 27 Aug 2008 07:18:50 GMT Online Phonics Magazine http://www.atozphonics.com/index.html Step by step phonics for early reading success Wed, 13 Aug 2008 09:20:58 GMT Reading Lesson Plans http://www.atozphonics.com/reading-lesson-plans.html Follow how one mother uses the reading lesson plans to teach her two sons how to read..step by step.. Fri, 08 Aug 2008 18:14:54 GMT Phonics International Review - An honest review - try before you buy! http://www.atozphonics.com/phonics-international.html I purchased Phonics International - was it worth it? Sun, 03 Aug 2008 08:08:46 GMT What phonics programme do I use? http://www.atozphonics.com/reading-software.html I have been looking for a phonics reading programme that does not heavily rely on sightwords. I have purchased many for review purposes - but they never live up to my expectations and fall short of what I look for to teach my students to read...until now.. Wed, 30 Jul 2008 22:15:30 GMT Dancing Donkeys Alliteration http://www.atozphonics.com/dancing-donkeys-alliteration.html Daring Donkeys danced during Darla's diet Dr. Pepper drinking dog Sun, 27 Jul 2008 09:00:18 GMT Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read http://www.atozphonics.com/hooked-on-phonics-learn-to-read.html It is the perfect fit for us! I began homeschooling my son in Kindergarten last November. In only 8 months- 20 minutes a day, 5x a week- he is now Sun, 27 Jul 2008 08:45:43 GMT Phonics Printables http://www.atozphonics.com/phonicsprintables.html Phonics Printables - all you need to teach phonics for early reading success Fri, 11 Jul 2008 23:12:10 GMT Is it time to buy a reading lamp? http://www.atozphonics.com/readinglamp.html You know it's time to buy a reading lamp when... Sat, 05 Jul 2008 08:32:53 GMT Reading Software http://www.atozphonics.com/reading-software.html Guidelines to help you choose reading software to teach phonics. I have found the only programme that does NOT use sightwords. The first unit is FREE Sat, 05 Jul 2008 02:27:23 GMT Frontline Phonics http://www.atozphonics.com/frontlinephonics.html A to Z Phonics Reading Programs. All about Frontline Phonics Sat, 05 Jul 2008 02:24:06 GMT Learn to Read http://www.atozphonics.com/learn-to-read.html Follow our 6 Steps to help your child learn to read. Sun, 29 Jun 2008 02:10:49 GMT Phonics Rules http://www.atozphonics.com/phonics-rules.html Do you need to teach phonics rules? Sat, 28 Jun 2008 04:30:05 GMT Phonics Resource http://www.atozphonics.com/phonics-resource.html Click here to find the best phonics resource...and the best thing is..you already own it! Fri, 27 Jun 2008 08:21:33 GMT Teaching Phonics - what to teach and when http://www.atozphonics.com/teaching-phonics.html Teaching Phonics - what to teach and when to teach it! Thu, 26 Jun 2008 22:55:33 GMT Phonics Definition & Glossary http://www.atozphonics.com/phonicsdefinition.html Search for a phonics definition including related terms in our linked referenced phonics glossary Sun, 22 Jun 2008 09:02:11 GMT Teaching the Alphabet http://www.atozphonics.com/teaching-the-alphabet.html What you need to know before you start teaching the alphabet Sat, 21 Jun 2008 08:36:55 GMT New Look and Feel http://www.atozphonics.com/alphabet-letters.html I am re-designing the phonics site, so you may find that some pages are not the same - a long process, but one for the better - thank you for your patience xxx Sat, 21 Jun 2008 06:14:46 GMT New! PowerPoint Phonics Games! http://www.atozphonics.com/teaching-the-alphabet.html I have just added a phonemic awareness game for little ones to learn the art of rhyming! This is my first attempt at making a powerpoint - I am so excited - many more to come! It is only a short game so go find your little one and try the rhyme game. Let me know what you think! The link to the game is right at the bottom of the page - link to it here: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 06:12:13 GMT Phonics Lessons http://www.atozphonics.com/phonics-lessons.html which letters should you teach first in your phonics lessons? Fri, 11 Jan 2008 22:45:26 GMT Learning the alphabet http://www.atozphonics.com/learningthealphabet.html Helping you decide which toys will aid in learning the alphabet letters - What to look for. Sun, 30 Sep 2007 07:12:38 GMT Printable Alphabet http://www.atozphonics.com/alphabetprintables.html I have just added a printable alphabet to my <A HREF="http://atozphonics.com/alphabetprintables.html">alphabet printables page!</A> I have made a colour & a black/white version to save on the ink. They are large A4 size. <img SRC="http://www.atozphonics.com/images/americanalpha1A.gif"> Check them out... Tue, 25 Sep 2007 03:19:53 GMT Jolly Phonics Lesson Plan 2 is here! http://www.atozphonics.com/lessonplans.html I have had so many people asking me when Lesson Plan number 2 will be arriving, that I thought I would let you all know via the Blog! So... It is here! Over 30+ pages, covering the letter sounds: c, k, ck, e, h, r, m, d. I follow the Jolly Phonics order of letters being taught at any one time. Check it out<A HREF="http://atozphonics.com/lessonplans.html">here!</A> Thanks for all the comments I am receiving - you are obviously enjoying them! Enjoy - Blessings, Jane Sat, 22 Sep 2007 20:52:03 GMT printable worksheets just added... http://www.atozphonics.com/phonics-blog.html#printable-worksheets-just-added... I have just added a few more worksheets for the beginning consonants: /g/ /h/ /j/ /k/ /l/ and /m/. Let me know if you find them useful! Print them <A HREF="http://atozphonics.com/phonicsprintableworksheets.html">here!</A> Thu, 20 Sep 2007 09:59:28 GMT phonics worksheet for /ch/ and /sh/ initial sounds http://www.atozphonics.com/phonics-blog.html I have been introducing Caleb to digraphs today - the /ch/ and /sh/ sounds. Here is a printable you can use to help teach them. Print it <A HREF="http://atozphonics.com/support-files/shch.pdf">here!</A> We discussed how the /sh/ sound can come at the beginning of a word such as: ship, shell, and also at the end of a word: gush, rush, He was very please with himself! Anyway, let me know how you get on with this printable. It is very simple - but then they are usually the best ones! Have a great day - Jane xx Tue, 04 Sep 2007 02:01:35 GMT Teach your children well http://www.atozphonics.com/phonics-blog.html Today I found a useful website created by Manda from Teach Your Children Well. <I>"You homeschool, we help. A non-profit homeschool site with unit studies, lesson plans, printables, and forums."</I> Visit the <A HREF="http://www.teachyourchildrenwell.org">Teach your children well site today</A> Sat, 25 Aug 2007 03:20:24 GMT Is your reading programme synthetic phonics based? http://www.atozphonics.com/syntheticphonics.html How does synthetic phonics deal with tricky words that cannot be decoded? Mon, 16 Jul 2007 01:33:51 GMT

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