Teaching Phonics with Online Lessons and Games

May 26, 2023
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One of the main goals of elementary school teachers is to ensure that students become proficient readers. Putting together a reading curriculum, however, is not always straightforward. 

‘Phonics’ has long been recognized as an important element in the science of reading, because it’s an effective approach that teaches students to read by correlating sounds with symbols. With this skill in place, a student can decode individual words rather than relying on context clues elsewhere in the text.

In this blog post, we’ll highlight some of our phonics lessons that you can try using in your own classroom.

Phonics Games

Let’s not forget…reading should be fun! Try these ready-made games right from the Gynzy Library, or use them as inspiration to customize and save your own.

Example of a phonics learning game on an interactive whiteboard
Rhyming Game

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Phonics Instruction

Strategies used to teach literacy skills often vary, but most teachers settle on a combination of phonics instruction, sight words, irregular spellings, and reading fun texts to put those skills into practice.

For example, try our lessons about decoding multisyllabic words and recognizing vowel teams:

Example of a phonics lesson about Long I letter teams
Lesson: Long I vowel teams: ie, igh

Phonics for Kindergarten

Example of a phonics lesson about pronouncing sounds in single-syllable words
Lesson: Isolate and pronounce sounds in single-syllable words

Letter Sounds

Example of a phonics lesson about long and short vowel sounds
Lesson: Long and short vowel sounds with common spellings

For more phonics lessons, visit the phonics and word recognition section of the Gynzy Library!

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About the author Michael Lambarena
Michael is a language enthusiast whose favorite Gynzy content includes letter formation and handwriting practice lessons. Fun fact: he won his elementary spelling competition with the word ‘Galilean’!

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