I really enjoy teaching Phonics, but can understand when some teachers say that they struggle to come up with ways to engage their students. So I have created 4 really super easy but exciting ways to make your Phonics lessons engaging and creative.
1. Scrap the whiteboards! Use big pieces of sugar paper and felt tips.
2. Start the lesson with a consolidation of previously learnt sounds by playing digraph detectives.
How to play: Use a sound that you have previously been learning. Use words with that sound and put them into a sentence. Students have a pile of sentences on their table, they can use their highlighter to hunt for the digraph or trigraph.
3. Give the students words from the lesson to segment with sound buttons, this can be done in partners.
4. Use a different space for your Phonics lesson, we used the chalk board outside!