Steck Vaughn Elements of Reading Phonics Phonemic AwarenessA Lesson in Categorizing Patterns and Decoding
Program Overview Explicit, systematic approach for teaching phonemic awareness and phonics Small group, differentiated instruction Children actively engaged in learning letter-sound relationships and spelling patterns. Teacher determines when children have mastered skills and are ready to move forward
Program Components Each kit contains sets of numbered lessons Sets increase in skill level Materials include lesson plans, picture cards, word cards, and activity and assessment masters
Word Sort Categorizing Patterns and DecodingIn this lesson, the teacher begins by placing the word cardscat, sit, and top along with the accompanying picture cards atthe top of three columns.
Word Sort Categorizing Patterns and DecodingThe teacher models sorting the first card from the deck. First,she reads the column word and then the chosen word, job-cat,job-sit, job-top. When the vowel sound match is made she asksthe group to listen as she reads the matching words.
Word Sort Categorizing Patterns and DecodingThe group members take turns sorting the rest of the deck.If an incorrect sort is made, the teacher moves the card to thecorrect column and the group reads the column before anotherturn is taken.
Word Sort Categorizing Patterns and DecodingWhen all the words have beensorted, the teacher asks thechildren to read each column.She also asks what they noticeabout the spelling patterns ineach column. For example:Words in the first column havethe /a/ sound spelled with “a”.