Gentle Phonics- Printable Interactive Literacy Folder

August 28, 2018 6 Comments

When I taught Jovie to read, we used Alpha Phonics, as well as, the Bob Books. She is a great reader now, and even better than that, she loves it.

This year we are introducing spelling. Not necessarily quizzing her with lists at this point, but more of decoding, using phonics.

I created this literacy folder as a gentle, fun way for my daughter to become more aware of how words are made. (With an intro to other literacy tools such as rhyming, nouns/verbs, plural/singluar, and more.)


Literacy notebook


Interactive Literacy Folder

This was designed for my Pre-K/Kindergarten age children. The content of this binder was designed to meet many of the basic, literacy, kindergarten benchmarks in a fun and engaging way.


Contents include:

  • Parts of a book
  • ABC order
  • Letter confusion sort
  • Rhyming words/pictures
  • Beginning letter sounds
  • Vowel recognition and use (CVC intro)
  • Syllable counting and sort
  • Ending letter sounds
  • Nouns and verbs
  • Singular and plural
  • CVC word building
  • Intro to sight words
  • Beginning and ending blends
  • Building words with blends
  • Intro to word families
  • Reading comprehension


NOTE: You can view a video of the ENTIRE contents HERE.




I laminated each page and used clear velcro to attach the movable pieces. Then I purchased a heavy-duty notebook to put the pages in.

It’s a little more work upfront, but it is well worth it in the long run. (ALSO, I made use of a small paper cutter  which saved me a TON of cutting time.)

For storing, I keep the pieces on their coordinating pages. The kids take them off and put them back on as they go.


Assembly materials used:


NOTE: If you wanted to use this for a group of kids or a classroom setting, a three-ring, easel binder would be another great presentation option.


Download the Printable

If you would like to use this literacy notebook for your child or classroom you can purchase it HERE.



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    August 30, 2018

    Hi Jessica, you are so right about the practical approach to phonics with word building. Its so great Jovie can read now and that she loves it! You have opened up a whole new world to her , such an amazing Mommy! The literacy folder is a wonderful idea. Thanks for an educational post, hugs, Terri xo.

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      September 1, 2018

      Thank you, Terri! You are such an encouragement to me! ❤️❤️❤️

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        September 2, 2018

        Aww you are so welcome Jessica ! I know you are the best homeschool teacher your kids could have! Take care Dear, Terri xo.

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    September 4, 2018

    That’s great stuff you made! I also love Alpha Phonics. That’s how I learned to read, I’ve used it in my own classroom, and I plan to use it for my kids.

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      September 4, 2018

      Very cool. Even though its a bit antiquated,I like that it’s simple and user friendly.

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