Each week I’ve been using 3 phonogram cards from the Writing Road to Reading as the basis for a phonics lesson for my daughter. I take those 3 blends, this week they were: or; wh; oa, and use words with those blends to make up a poem or little story. Sometimes they are embarrassingly bad but Martina doesn’t notice. She loves the pretty picture and the slow way we move through our daily lessons.
If there is room, I write the poem on the chalk board, if not, I draw the picture with chalk and write on a white board (a paint board really). I underline the blends we are studying in the poem.
Each day, for the first 3, we review a sound. On the 3rd day we go over all of them and read the story. On day 5, she copies the picture and story into her MLB.
We are going to leave this block for a while at the end of this week. When we start up again I will incorporate grammar lessons into this as well as the phonograms.