Alphabetic Principle
  • Whole Group Phonics Lesson – Parry
    Primary classroom phonics whole-group lesson which begins with letter sound review and ends with blending CVC words.  Multi-sensory letter review includes a song and hand gestures for each letter sound.  Blending CVC words section shows how teachers can scaffold the skill of segmenting and blending words from teacher model to an independent practice.  The video models the fluent pace of a phonics lesson and some behavior management techniques.
  • Nancy Fetzer’s Literacy Connection: Emergent Reading Skills Training Series
    Utilize Nancy Fetzer’s Emergent Reading Kit and free-online videos to teach children how to read at the Kinder and early First Grade levels. These research-based instructional tools and engaging lessons ensure ALL students master emergent reading skills. On completion of this kit, students will independently read and write 48-sight words and all short vowel CVC words in their unique reading portfolios and decodable books.
  • Early Literacy: The Importance of Letter Recognition: Neuhaus Education Center
    Neuhaus Educational Center’s “The Importance of Letter Recognition” video is the third in a three-part training series. It models letter recognition activities such as the “Rapid Naming” activity and a decoding activity called “If that spells___, then ____ spells.”
  • Decoding Instruction – Kindergarten
    Dr. Anita Archer models how segment and blend CVC words with kindergarten students.
  • Decoding Instruction – 1st
    Dr. Anita Archer models how to practice decoding CCVC and CVCC words with first grade students.
  • Making Words “Phonics Literacy Instruction”: PBS Teacher
    This video presents an instructional strategy in onset-rime phonics instruction in which children learn to identify the sound of the letter or letters before the first vowel (the onset) in a one-syllable word and the sound of the remaining part of the word (the rime). Teacher Felicia Cumings-Smith guides a small group of students in “making words,” starting with two-letter words and building to five.
  • A Phonics Lesson with Chrysanthemum (Read, Write, Think)
    Students learn the different sounds that -ow can make.
  • Reading Bear
    Reading Bear is the first free program online to teach beginning readers vocabulary and concepts while systematically introducing all the phonemic written patterns in English using media.
  • Phonics & Decoding (Reading Rockets)
    This is a series of 23 videos that explain phonics and decoding. Phonics is the understanding that there is a predictable relationship between the sounds of spoken language, and the letters and spellings that represent those sounds in written language. Successful decoding occurs when a student uses his or her knowledge of letter-sound relationships to accurately read a word. This section provides information about how to teach children to sound out words, and what to do if a child is having difficulty linking letters and sounds.