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Welcome to Phonics.net.au

This website offers a free, comprehensive and sequential phonic program for teaching children how to read. It is split into eight sections (including Phonic Packs) which are designed to be completed in order, however, each lesson is self contained and it's possible to pick and choose.

Each section is written so the lessons/activities can be stapled together to make a student booklet. Each section comes with detailed Tutor Notes.
To access each section click below.

You may also find the following posts useful in making the most of this Phonic program.


Why Teach Phonics?
What is in each Phonic Pack?
Lesson Schedules

You can also access types of lessons such as Single Sounds or Digraphs by scrolling down the menu on the left.

Continue reading to find out more about this program.



My name is Glenys Deutscher.

I am a school teacher with 37 years experience and over the years it has been my privilege to teach all Primary School Year Levels, from Kindergarten to Year 7.

I have been inspired to write these Phonic Books because I believe that systematic phonic instruction is the most successful way to teach children how to read and spell. Once children learn the sound for each letter of the alphabet, and can sound out three letter words, a whole new world of reading is opened up for them. Their confidence grows as they realise they can read and they soon learn to sound out longer words. The ability to read words fluently and with confidence improves reading comprehension. I have taught Year One children for many years and am convinced that a systematic phonic based programme enhances children’s reading progress. Each year I taught Year One, I had children who were non readers at the beginning of the year, progress to a reading age of over 8 years. Similar progress can also be tracked with Year 2 and Year 3 children whom I have taught with the phonic based programme. I have also used this programme to help older children who have been struggling with reading, with beneficial results.

I have written these Phonic Packs for parents (or other care givers) to work with a child because I am convinced there are many advantages for both child and parent to work through the programme together. Each year I have worked with many supportive parents whose positive input has improved their children’s learning.

Teachers and tutors will also find the lessons invaluable as they progressively and systematically work through a direct phonic programme. These lessons are sequential, so moving progressively through the phonic books could be your phonic programme (already written for you). However, each lesson stands alone, so if you do not want to move through the programme lesson by lesson you can choose which lessons are applicable to your classroom/teaching situation. Feel free to cut and paste.

Children not only need to learn how to read, they also need to be able to comprehend what they are reading. I have included a simple comprehension exercise at the end of each lesson to encourage the development of comprehension skills.

To be a fluent reader children also need to be able to confidently recognise common sight (look-say) words, so lessons introducing appropriate sight words are included in the Phonic Packs.

To help develop children's writing skills I have integrated simple punctuation exercises in to the Phonic Packs, and lessons encouraging the correct spelling of common words are included in Phonic Packs 5 and 6.

To encourage children to spell words correctly when they are writing, and to help children develop good dictionary skills, I have included a simple personal dictionary, which should be used when a child's writing skills develop to the stage where he/she is writing simple sentences.

To access the complete Phonic Packs click on the links in the menu to the left.

If you are searching for a specific type of activity (eg digraphs, reading sheets, initial sounds) scroll down the categories which can also be found (near the top) to the left. Some of the lessons in these categories are extension lessons which integrate reading with other learning areas and do not appear in the Phonic Packs eg Christmas, Easter, Writing Activities.

It is so important for children to be confident readers. It is my desire that this programme will help parents/teachers/tutors to empower children to achieve this goal.


If you have any questions please leave a comment on the questions page.


Happy reading,
Glenys Deutscher.

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NB: The following posts are the latest lessons/activities I have added to phonics.net.au. To access whole Phonic Packs click on the appropriate 'cover page' picture at the beginning of this site. For specific categories, click on the appropriate category/ies to the (top) left of this site.


Christmas Chain and Christmas Rope

November 13th 2014 08:35
With the school year racing to a close Christmas Activities are a priority in the classroom.
I'm sure the children in your classroom are excited about Christmas and decorative Christmas art/craft activities are transforming your classroom.


This year I have created two reading, art/craft activities to help decorate your classroom.

They:
(a) give you some simple ideas for decorating your classroom to
fit in with the Christmas theme.
You can choose the level of activity that is suitable for the
children in your class.
(b) integrate reading, comprehension, following written
instructions, following instructions given in the form of a
diagram, mathematics, art/craft, social studies (traditions)
and problem solving skills.
(c) help the development of fine motor skills.
(d) allow each child to work at his/her individual level of
development.
(e) give children practise at working cooperatively with a partner.


The activities are presented as separate units so each one can be used individually if desired.


ENJOY

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Christmas Paper Chain Activity Worksheet1


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Printing Instructions

Christmas Decorations

Paper Chains

Today you are going to make Christmas paper chains to hang in your classroom.
You are going to work with a partner.

Hint: Work carefully. The more careful you are as you make your paper chain
the better it will look when you have it completed.

After your teacher has helped organise who is going to be your partner read and follow the following instructions.

1. To make your paper chain you will need:

You and your partner will need to share a red sheet of A4 paper and a green sheet of A4 paper.
Decide who will have the red sheet and who will have the green sheet.

a pair of scissors each
a ruler each
a stapler to share
a lead pencil each
an eraser each


When you have collected all of these materials and you are ready to begin, tick the box and go on to number 2.

2. Take your ruler and measure the longest side of your piece of paper.

How long is it? Write your answer here.

Task Challenge:

(a) You need your piece of paper to be 28cms long.
Discuss with your partner how you are going to achieve this task.

(b) When you are confident you have the solution to this challenge measure and cut your paper so it is 28cms long.

When you have measured and cut your piece of paper so it is 28 cms long, tick the box and go to number 3.

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Christmas Paper Chain Activity Worksheet 2


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Printing Instructions

3. (a) You need to cut your sheet into 2cm strips so that you end up with 14 strips of paper ready to make into a paper chain.

Question:
If your strips of paper are going to be 2cms wide, how long will each strip be?

Discuss this problem with your partner and write your answer here.

Task Challenge:

(b) Discuss with your partner how you are going to measure and cut your sheet into 2cm strips so that you end up with 14 strips of paper ready to make into a paper chain.

(c) When you are confident you have the solution to this challenge measure and cut your paper so you have 14 strips of paper ready to make into a paper chain.

(d) Have you measured carefully and cut neatly? Yes? No?


When you have measured and cut your piece of paper so you have fourteen 2cms strips, tick the box and go to number 4.

4. Before continuing read all of the following instructions:

(a) Work with your partner.
Your paper chain will be made using the strips of paper.
Staple one strip of paper into a circle to make the first link in your chain.
Thread another strip through the first link and staple it into a circle.
Continue doing this until all of your strips are used.

(b) Before you begin stapling, work out with your partner a pattern for the red and green links that will make up your chain.
For example, you could decide to have 1green, 1 red, 1 green, 1 red,
or you could have 2 red, 2 green, 2 red, 2 green.

(c) After you have decided on the pattern you are going to use, staple your strips into a paper chain.

When you have finished your paper chain tick the box and go to number 5.

Congratulations. You have finished your paper chain.

5. Take your chain to your teacher so it can be used as part of the Christmas
decorations in your classroom.





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Christmas Paper Rope Activity Worksheet 1


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Printing Instructions

Christmas Decorations

Paper Rope

Today you are going to fold crepe paper to make a Christmas decoration to
hang in your classroom.

Hint: Work carefully. The more careful you are as you make your Christmas decoration the better it will look when you have it completed.

Read and follow these instructions.

1. To make your paper chain you will need:
a green strip of crepe paper
a red strip of crepe paper
a stapler
durex tape

When you have collected the materials and you are ready to begin,
tick the box and go on to number 2.



2. Take your two strips of crepe paper and place the end of one piece, at right angles over the end of the other strip of crepe paper and staple them together.

When you have stapled the two strips of crepe paper together, as shown in the diagram, tick the box and go on to number 3.

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Christmas Paper Rope Activity Worksheet 2


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Printing Instructions

3. Are you ready for a challenge?
Read the instructions and study the diagrams until you know what to do.
(a) Fold strip 2 tightly over strip 1.
Press firmly along the fold.

(b) Now fold strip 1 over the top of strip 2.
Press firmly along the fold.

(c) Fold strip 2 back over strip 1.
Press firmly along the fold.
(d) Fold strip 1 back over strip 2.
Press firmly along the fold.

(e) Keep folding using this pattern until you have no paper left to fold.
(f) Firmly tape or staple the ends together.
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(g) Hold both ends of the folded papers and gently pull to stretch your folds
into a paper rope.

When you have completed your decoration, tick the box.

Congratulations. You have finished your Christmas decoration.





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Tutor Notes for Christmas Paper Chain and Christmas Paper Rope - page 1


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Printing Instructions

Decorating a Christmas Classroom
Paper Chains and Paper Rope

The following activities:
(a) give you some simple ideas for decorating your classroom to fit in with the Christmas theme.
Choose the level of activity that is suitable for the children in your class.
(b) integrate reading, comprehension, following written instructions, following instructions given in the form of a diagram, mathematics, art/craft, social studies (traditions)
and problem solving skills.
(c) help in the development of fine motor skills.
(d) allow each child to work at his/her individual level of development.
(e) give children practise at working cooperatively with a partner.


The activities are presented as separate units so each one can be used individually if desired.


Activity One: Paper Chains:

This activity makes paper chains to be used as Christmas decorations.

Each child is given the activity sheets for making paper chains.

This activity can be used with children at various stages of development:

(a) The class works as a whole, reading each section and working it together.
You know the development of the children in your class.
Give as much help as they need to succeed.

(b) Read each section with the whole class.
Make sure the children understand what is required and then leave them to work the task.
Give help only as needed.

(c) The children divide into pairs and each pair works independently, reading and completing the tasks.
Give help only as needed.

When the children have completed making the paper chains decide how you are going to use them in the classroom. A longer chain can be achieved by joining all the chains together. (You will need to have a few extra strips of paper on hand for joining the smaller chains together.)

Activity Two: Paper Ropes:

This activity makes paper ropes to be used as Christmas decorations.

Each child is given the activity sheets for making paper ropes.

You will need to have the red and green crepe paper cut into strips before the beginning of the lesson.

Warning: The folding of the paper strips can be quite a challenge for some children.

Children who finish more quickly than most may like to make two ropes.

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Tutor Notes for Christmas Paper Chain and Christmas Paper Rope - page 2


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Printing Instructions

Note:

Using work sheets to give the children instructions for completing a given task and ticking the box as each section is completed provides multiple benefits:

Some of these benefits I have found are:
• reading is integrated with other subject areas.
• the children are reading for a purpose.
• the children are kept on task.
• it gives the children valuable practise at reading and following instructions.
• comprehension skills are enhanced.
• the child is encouraged to work independently.
• children are taught the value of completing each stage of a task correctly before moving onto the next stage.
• the child is taught to be methodical
• the child experiences a sense of achievement and pride in his/her work.
• it allows the child to evaluate his/her own work.


Happy Decorating











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Remembrance Day

November 7th 2014 09:03
Remembrance Day
Remembrance Day - Reading Sheet

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Printing Instructions

Remembrance Day

On the 11th of November every year Remembrance Day is commemorated in Australia and other Commonwealth countries.

It is called Remembrance Day because on this day we remember the brave men and woman who fought and died in World War1, World War 2 and the many other wars in which Australia has been involved.

The First World War began in 1914 and continued for four years. Eventually peace was declared at 11 o’clock on the 11th November, 1918.

This is why, at the 11th hour, on the 11th day, of the 11th month every year across Australia, one minute’s silence is observed. By pausing to honour the memory of our Service men and women, we are reminded how futile and terrible war is and how much better it would be if nations talked to each other to resolve their differences.

At 11am on Remembrance Day special services are held at War Memorials and wreaths are laid in memory of all Australians who have served in war.

One of the best known and largest War Memorials in Australia is the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne. It is designed so that the sun shines through a hole in the roof at 11am on the 11th November every year, and lights up the words on the Stone of Remembrance.

Many people wear an artificial red poppy on Remembrance Day. During World War 1 some of Australia’s soldiers fought many fierce battles in northern France. Every year the countryside where the battles were fought was covered with brilliant red poppies. This is why the red poppy flower has become a symbol of Remembrance Day.

Remembrance Day Activity Sheet
Remembrance Day - Activity Sheet

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Printing Instructions


Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day is commemorated at the 11th hour, on the 11th day, of the 11th month every year.


Draw hands on this clock Write the name of the
11th month on the
to show the 11th hour. line.
Put a cross on the 11th
day of this month.


Questions?? Is Remembrance Day on the same date every year?

Is Remembrance Day on the same day every year?

Look again at the words which are written on the Stone of Remembrance.

Write the words on the lines:

The red poppy is an emblem of Remembrance Day.



Remembrance Day Tutor Notes
Remembrance Day - Tutor Notes

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Printing Instructions

Tutor Notes for Remembrance Day:

This activity integrates Reading with Society and Environment and Mathematics.
It can easily be integrated into your Writing programme.

Materials needed:

Remembrance Day reading sheet (one for each child)
Remembrance Day activity sheet (one for each child)
picture/s of red poppy/ies (so children can accurately colour the poppies on the activity sheet)
pictures suitable to spark class discussion about Remembrance Day
coloured pencils
textas
an Atlas for each child

A beneficial exercise is for each child to have an atlas so she/he can find a map of Australia.
Find Melbourne on the map of Australia, the city with the Shrine of Remembrance.

As an interesting extra: look at the different States and Territories of Australia and find the capital city for each State and Territory.


Hint: The poppies look specky if a red texta is used to outline the petals and trace over the lines in
the petals of each poppy - then colour the petals with red pencil.
Outline the buds and stems (on the black lines) with green texta and then colour in with green
pencil.
Use a black texta to (carefully) trace over the lines and dots in the centre of the two poppies
that have their centres showing.

This exercise helps to teach children that effort = improved results.



NB: After much discussion this topic can be used to motivate children to write:

Non-Fiction about Remembrance Day – why we commemorate it – what it means to them.

Fiction – write a story about a soldier at war
write a soldier’s diary
create a poem using Remembrance Day as the theme
write a soldier’s letter home to parents/spouse/children

These pieces of writing could be read at a School Assembly.

Excursion: Visiting the War Memorial in your town/city/suburb/district is a beneficial excursion for the child/ren in your care.
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Lessons to help celebrate Christmas in the classroom (page1 of 2)


Christmas is Coming

Christmas is in the air and it’s an exciting time in the classroom.

So much of your programme can revolve around the Christmas Theme.

As soon as November arrives it is a good idea to begin your
Christmas activities so they can be completed and displayed before
you run out of time. Fourth Term passes so quickly.


The children are motivated and your classroom will look
attractive with the colourful displays.




Click on ‘Christmas’ in the categories to the left of the top blog to view
Christmas postings.
Scroll down to view all the Christmas Lessons and Activities.
All lessons include detailed Tutor Notes and Activities.


The Lessons to view are:

1. Christmas in the Classroom
(Introduction and a sample of a note to parents.)

2. ‘The Christmas Tree’. (A Christmas Story)
Each child can make an individual booklet. This story consists of 6
pages, each page being one lesson with a craft activity to follow.

3. The Nativity Story. This story consists of 3 pages, each page being one
lesson followed by a drawing activity (comprehension).

4. Create a Christmas Drawing. Each child follows
(reads and comprehends)
instructions to create a Christmas picture.
This activity is suitable for children of all ages because each child can
work and create at his/her own level.
(I have used this activity with children from Year One to Year Seven).



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Lessons to help celebrate Christmas in the classroom (page2 of 2)


5. Father Christmas Face:
Each child reads instructions to make a Father Christmas face.

6. Sequencing Activity: Each child puts 6 pictures in order to make the
story.
Using a Narrative Framework each child writes her/his own story,
using the pictures as a guide.

7. Christmas Decorations: Each child reads and follows instructions to
make hanging Christmas decorations.

8. Christmas Lantern for Older Children: Each child reads and follows
instructions to make the Christmas Lantern.

9. Christmas Card:
Each child reads and follows instructions to make the Christmas Card.

10. Letter from Santa: Children read the letter from Santa which instructs
them to draw a map of their house so he knows where to leave his
present.
They also write a letter in reply.

11. Christmas Octahedron: Each child reads and follows instructions to
make a Christmas Octahedron.


These Christmas activities integrate reading for a purpose with other
Learning Areas eg Comprehension, Art and Craft, Writing,
Mathematics, Society and Environment, Seasons of the Year,
development of fine motor skills, following instructions, taking pride in one’s work.


Remember: You will need to give the children time to produce
work they can be proud of.



Enjoy.

Happy Reading, and may the excitement and joy of Christmas be in
your classroom,

Glenys Deutscher.


PS: Watch this space. A new Christmas decoration activity will appear on the 13th November.


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Phonic Book Eight - Lesson 14 - Silent 't' as in whistle and listen and often

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Printing Instructions

Lesson Fourteen: Silent ‘t’ as in whistle and listen and often
1. Go back to page 29 to look at the words in the bricks of your fantasy castle.
Each word fits into the graph on this page.
Your task is to write each word in the correct column for that word.

stle
ste
stm
oft

2. Choose two silent ‘t’ words from your castle and write a sentence using both words. Remember to use a capital letter at the beginning of your sentence and the correct punctuation at the end of your sentence.



Tutor Notes for Lesson 14
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Tutor Notes to Accompany Lesson 14 in Phonic Book 8


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Printing Instructions

Lesson Thirteen: Silent ‘t’ as in whistle and listen and often:
Pages 27 – 29:
Page 27 No 3: knowing the meaning of a word gives the child more confidence to use it in future when speaking and writing.

Page 27 No 4: Discuss the silent t to be found in each word.
Looking at/studying each word helps to consolidate the recognition and spelling of the word for future recall.

Pages 28 – 29: encourage neat work and accurate cutting out. At this stage of a child’s development fine motor skills should be developed well enough to produce (with effort) accurate cutting out.
Give the children time to use their imaginations to the full.
I’m sure you’ll be surprised at the results.


Lesson Fourteen: Silent ‘t’ as in whistle and listen and often:
Page 30 ;
Looking again at the same words consolidates the knowledge gained from the previous lesson.
Putting the words into a graph integrates the activity into the Maths Learning Area.
Putting words into sentences:
• gives the child practise at using the words in writing.
We study words not only so the child can confidently read them but so he/she can also use them while speaking and writing.
• gives the child important practise at writing a sentence with the correct punctuation.
• gives the child practise at ordering her/his thoughts. This is a pre-requisite skill for successful writing.

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Phonic Book Eight - Lesson 13 - Silent 't' as in whistle and listen and often - Page 1 of 3

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Printing Instructions

Lesson Thirteen: Silent ‘t’ as in whistle and listen and often
1. Turn to page 28.
2. Read the words in each brick.
3. Discuss the meaning of each word.
4. What is the same about each word?
5. Carefully cut out the bricks and build a castle on page 29.
You must use all the bricks and turrets with a word in them.



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Phonic Book Eight - Lesson 13 - page 2 of 3 - Silent 't' as in whistle and listen and often

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Printing Instructions


the fantasy castle
Phonic Book Eight - Lesson 13 - Silent 't' as in whistle and listen and often - Page 3 of 3

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Printing Instructions



Tutor Notes for Lesson 13:
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Tutor Notes to Accompany Lesson 13 - Phonic Pack 8

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Printing Instructions



Lesson Thirteen: Silent ‘t’ as in whistle and listen and often:
Pages 27 – 29:
Page 27 No 3: knowing the meaning of a word gives the child more confidence to use it in future when speaking and writing.

Page 27 No 4: Discuss the silent t to be found in each word.
Looking at/studying each word helps to consolidate the recognition and spelling of the word for future recall.

Pages 28 – 29: encourage neat work and accurate cutting out. At this stage of a child’s development fine motor skills should be developed well enough to produce (with effort) accurate cutting out.
Give the children time to use their imaginations to the full.
I’m sure you’ll be surprised at the results.




Lesson Fourteen: Silent ‘t’ as in whistle and listen and often:
Page 30 ;
Looking again at the same words consolidates the knowledge gained from the previous lesson.
Putting the words into a graph integrates the activity into the Maths Learning Area.
Putting words into sentences:
• gives the child practise at using the words in writing.
We study words not only so the child can confidently read them but so he/she can also use them while speaking and writing.
• gives the child important practise at writing a sentence with the correct punctuation.
• gives the child practise at ordering her/his thoughts. This is a pre-requisite skill for successful writing.




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Phonic Book Eight - Lesson 12 - Silent 'g' as in gnome, gnat and gnaw

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Printing Instructions

Lesson Twelve: Silent ‘g’ as in gnome, gnat and gnaw
Word Building:
1. Write the word gnome and add an s.
Read the word.

2. Write the word gnat and add an s.
Read the word.

3. Write the word gnu and add an s.
Read the word.

4. Write the word gnaw and add an s.
Write the word gnaw and add ed.
Write the word gnaw and add ing.
Read the words.

5. Write the word gnash and add ed.
Write the word gnash and add ing.
Write the word gnash and add es.
Read the words.

6. Write the word gnarl and add ed.
Read the word.

7. Discuss the words with your
teacher.



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Tutor Notes to Accompany Lesson 12 in Phonic Pack 8

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Printing Instructions

Lesson 11: Silent ‘g’ as in gnome and gnat and gnaw:
Page 24:
Discuss the picture of the Gnomesville Garden (page 24) with the children. (Picture Talk)
Note the gate at the top of the picture.

If you have time the children may like to colour in the garden (with coloured pencils – felt tipped pens ruin small pictures).
They could just colour in the gnomes or if there is time they may like to colour in the whole garden – even adding extra bushes, flowers or animals.

After the discussion ask the children to read the sentences at the bottom of the page.

Follow the instructions on page 25.
Work with lead pencil so incorrect answers can be erased and replaced with the correct answers.
Don’t discuss the meaning of the words – let the children find the words in a dictionary.
Children enjoy a challenge. If the children are not used to using a dictionary you may need to guide the children to the section in the dictionary that lists words beginning with ‘gn’.
NB: Extension Activity:
1. If the children are used to using a simple dictionary (using the first letter in the word only) they may be ready to use a Junior Dictionary where they will find the words in true
Alphabetical Order.
Lessons 1-6, in Phonic Pack 7, help children learn how to put/find words that are listed in alphabetical order. It would be beneficial for the children to work through these lessons.

2. Ask the children to plan and write a menu for the banquet in
Gnomesville. (integration into Writing)
What food would gnomes have at a banquet?
Discuss with the children how a menu is written.
Have a few menu examples to show and discuss.


Lesson Twelve: Silent ‘g’ as in gnome and gnat and gnaw:
Page 26: word building:

The activities:
• consolidate words they know
• introduce words they have not encountered before
• clarify the meaning of each word
• encourage correct spelling of the word in future writing
• introduces word building - the pathway to new words and correct
spelling
• allow each child’s reading, writing and speaking vocabularies to be
extended from his/her own level of development.

NB: adding ‘s’,’es’, ‘ed’, ‘ing’ is an exercise that should be worked often with words the children can already read and spell.


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Phonic Book 8 - Lesson 11 - Silent 'g' as in gnome and gnat and gnaw - Page 1 of 2


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Printing Instructions


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Phonic Book 8 - Lesson 11 - Silent 'g' as in gnome and gnat and gnaw - Page 2 of 2
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Printing Instructions

The Gnomesville Garden Test:
1. Read the following words.

gnash gnome gnarl gnat
gnu gnaw gnocchi

2. What do you notice is the same in each word?
3. Each gnome in Gnomesville Garden is speaking the meaning of a word.
The silent g words above match the meanings.
4. Your task is to match each word with its correct meaning by writing it on the line in the appropriate speech bubble.
5. When you’ve matched each word with its correct meaning show your work to your teacher.
6. When you have them all correct write your name in the ticket below.
Congratulations! You are off to a Gnomeville Banquet.



Tutor Notes for Lesson 11
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Tutor Notes for Lesson 11 - Phonic Pack 8

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Printing Instructions

Lesson 11: Silent ‘g’ as in gnome and gnat and gnaw:
Page 24:
Discuss the picture of the Gnomesville Garden (page 24) with the children. (Picture Talk)
Note the gate at the top of the picture.

If you have time the children may like to colour in the garden (with coloured pencils – felt tipped pens ruin small pictures).
They could just colour in the gnomes or if there is time they may like to colour in the whole garden – even adding extra bushes, flowers or animals.

After the discussion ask the children to read the sentences at the bottom of the page.

Follow the instructions on page 25.
Work with lead pencil so incorrect answers can be erased and replaced with the correct answers.
Don’t discuss the meaning of the words – let the children find the words in a dictionary.
Children enjoy a challenge. If the children are not used to using a dictionary you may need to guide the children to the section in the dictionary that lists words beginning with ‘gn’.
NB: Extension Activity:
1. If the children are used to using a simple dictionary (using the first letter in the word only) they may be ready to use a Junior Dictionary where they will find the words in true Alphabetical Order.
Lessons 1-6, in Phonic Pack 7, help children learn how to put/find words that are listed in alphabetical order. It would be beneficial for the children to work through these lessons.

2. Ask the children to plan and write a menu for the banquet in
Gnomesville. (integration into Writing)
What food would gnomes have at a banquet?
Discuss with the children how a menu is written.
Have a few menu examples to show and discuss.


Lesson Twelve: Silent ‘g’ as in gnome and gnat and gnaw:
Page 26: word building:

The activities:
• consolidate words they know
• introduce words they have not encountered before
• clarify the meaning of each word
• encourage correct spelling of the word in future writing
• introduces word building - the pathway to new words and correct
spelling
• allow each child’s reading, writing and speaking vocabularies to be
extended from his/her own level of development.

NB: adding ‘s’,’es’, ‘ed’, ‘ing’ is an exercise that should be worked often with words the children can
already read and spell.



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Phonic Book Eight - Lesson 10 - 'eer' as in deer and cheer and steer

Print the above image and use with the Tutor Notes for Lesson 10, Phonic Book 8.

Printing Instructions

Lesson Ten: ‘eer’ as in deer and cheer and steer
1. Look at the word mountaineer.
2. Your teacher will give you a time limit to find as many words as you can in the word mountaineer.
3. Write the words in the
mountain.




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Phonic Book Eight - Extension Activity - 'A Treasure Hunt' - Lessons 9 and 10

Print the above image and use with the crossword on page 21, Lesson 9, and the Tutor Notes for the Extension Activity, Phonic Book 8.

Printing Instructions

A Treasure Hunt!
Extension Activity:
Fill your Treasure Chest with treasure!
How many pearls can you find?
The crossword on page 21 has lots of hidden words.
See how many hidden words you can find
and write them in the pearls in your Treasure Chest.
Write one word on each pearl.
If you find all the pearls write extra words on the Treasure Chest.



extension lesson treasure hunt
Extension Activity - 'A Treasure Hunt'

Print the above image and use with the crossword on page 21, Lesson 9, Phonic Book 8.

Printing Instructions

Tutor Notes for Lessons 9, 10 and the extension activity.


Lesson 9: ‘eer’ as in deer and cheer and steer: is self-explanatory.


Lesson 10: ‘eer’ as in deer and cheer and steer:

At the beginning of the lesson discuss the meaning of the word ‘mountaineer’.

Determining her/his score integrates Maths with this reading activity.

You may decide to turn this activity into a competition ie Who obtains the highest score?
If so, discuss the rules and ‘how to score’ before the competition begins.


Extension Activity: Children love a challenge – you may like to give a time limit
There are over twenty smaller words hidden in the crossword.
Explain to the children that you don’t want them to use any of the ‘eer’ words that they have already found in the crossword.

At the end of this activity you could ask each child to find out how much his/her chest of treasure is worth. (integration with Mathematics)

Set up a scoring sheet (depending on the mathematical ability of the children in your class)
ie: each pearl with a two letter word is worth ?
each pearl with a three letter word is worth ?
each pearl with a four letter word is worth ?
(there is at least one 5 letter word and at least one 6 letter word)

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Phonic Book Eight - Lesson 9 - page 1 of 2 - 'eer' as in deer and cheer and steer

Print the above image and use with page 2 of Lesson 9 and the Tutor Notes for Lesson 9, Phonic Book 8.

Printing Instructions

Lesson Nine: ‘eer’ as in deer and cheer and steer

1. Read the following words.

deer steer peer cheer sheer
queer pioneer engineer volunteer

2. What sound can you hear in all these words?
3. In each word circle the letters that make this sound.
4. Discuss the meaning of each word with your teacher.
5. Turn to page 21.

crossword phonics
Phonic Book Eight - Lesson 9 - page 2 of 2 - 'eer' as in deer and cheer and steer

Print the above image and use with page 1 of Lesson 9 and the Tutor Notes for Lesson 9, Phonic Book 8.

Printing Instructions



phonic programme
Tutor Notes to Accompany Lessons 9 and 10 in Phonic Book Eight

Print the above image and use Lessons 9 and 10 in Phonic Book 8.

Printing Instructions

Lesson 9: ‘eer’ as in deer and cheer and steer: is self-explanatory.


Lesson 10: ‘eer’ as in deer and cheer and steer:

At the beginning of the lesson discuss the meaning of the word ‘mountaineer’.

Determining her/his score integrates Maths with this reading activity.

You may decide to turn this activity into a competition ie Who obtains the highest score?
If so, discuss the rules and ‘how to score’ before the competition begins.


Extension Activity: Children love a challenge – you may like to give a time limit
There are over twenty smaller words hidden in the crossword.
Explain to the children that you don’t want them to use any of the ‘eer’ words that they have
already found in the crossword.

At the end of this activity you could ask each child to find out how much his/her chest of
treasure is worth. (integration with Mathematics)

Set up a scoring sheet (depending on the mathematical ability of the children in your class)
ie: each pearl with a two letter word is worth ?
each pearl with a three letter word is worth ?
each pearl with a four letter word is worth ?
(there is at least one 5 letter word and at least one 6 letter word)
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Phonic Book Eight - Lesson 9 - page 1 of 2 - 'eer' as in deer and cheer and steer

Print the above image and use with page 2 of Lesson 9 and the Tutor Notes for Lesson 9, Phonic Book 8.

Printing Instructions

Lesson Nine: ‘eer’ as in deer and cheer and steer

1. Read the following words.

deer steer peer cheer sheer
queer pioneer engineer volunteer

2. What sound can you hear in all these words?
3. In each word circle the letters that make this sound.
4. Discuss the meaning of each word with your teacher.
5. Turn to page 21.

crossword phonics
Phonic Book Eight - Lesson 9 - page 2 of 2 - 'eer' as in deer and cheer and steer

Print the above image and use with page 1 of Lesson 9 and the Tutor Notes for Lesson 9, Phonic Book 8.

Printing Instructions



phonic programme
Tutor Notes to Accompany Lessons 9 and 10 in Phonic Book Eight

Print the above image and use Lessons 9 and 10 in Phonic Book 8.

Printing Instructions

Lesson 9: ‘eer’ as in deer and cheer and steer: is self-explanatory.


Lesson 10: ‘eer’ as in deer and cheer and steer:

At the beginning of the lesson discuss the meaning of the word ‘mountaineer’.

Determining her/his score integrates Maths with this reading activity.

You may decide to turn this activity into a competition ie Who obtains the highest score?
If so, discuss the rules and ‘how to score’ before the competition begins.


Extension Activity: Children love a challenge – you may like to give a time limit
There are over twenty smaller words hidden in the crossword.
Explain to the children that you don’t want them to use any of the ‘eer’ words that they have
already found in the crossword.

At the end of this activity you could ask each child to find out how much his/her chest of
treasure is worth. (integration with Mathematics)

Set up a scoring sheet (depending on the mathematical ability of the children in your class)
ie: each pearl with a two letter word is worth ?
each pearl with a three letter word is worth ?
each pearl with a four letter word is worth ?
(there is at least one 5 letter word and at least one 6 letter word)
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