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. Here is the gentle phonic-printable interactive folder that we are using.
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.)
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.
- 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:
- 1 inch Three-Ring Binder
- Laminating Pouches
- Clear Velcro Tape
- Laminating Machine
- Printable Interactive Literacy Folder
- Small Paper Cutter (optional)
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.
Picture Books for Kids
The best way to work on literacy is to read aloud to your kids. There are lots of wonderful book lists to get you started reading aloud to your kids. You can check out our book list page or jump straight to one of the following:
- 10 Great Poetry Books for Kids
- Picture Book Treasuries for Kids
- Vintage Book Collections for Kids
- Picture Books About Rocks
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