I don’t know about you but sometimes it is hard to keep on top of who knows what in phonics! With 33 children in my class this year I have to be on top of my game ;).
I created a Sound Identification Sheet that I find great. I use it at the beginning of the year and at the start of each term to see who knows what. You would have to check more often if children are struggling or if you teach Infants etc.
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I also have these rather nifty sheets to help me check sounds. They are based on the Jolly Phonics teaching order, as are the Sound Identification Sheets.
*Please note that you no longer need Google Docs open. Just click on the image!
As a teacher I also need to know what sounds are proving tricky over all for my class. This helps with my planning. I usually use post-its and hastily scribbled notes. They do the job but I figured that I could do better than this!
Voila, my new sheet!!!
It is soooooo much easier to see where generally difficulties and weaknesses are. I hope that you find it as useful as I have.
How do you keep track? Do have any tips that you would like to share?!
Miss Mernagh 🙂
ps The cute ABC graphic is from www.djinkers.com