1. The Neuhaus Foundation’s
reading teachers network offers videos, lessons plans and activities related to phonics instruction.
2. The Reading Rockets website
offers video clips about phonics. The following video clips, which are interspersed with those on phonological awareness, focus on phonics and decoding.
The sounds of the consonants
The long and short sounds of the vowels
The importance of the alphabetic principle explained by Dr. Louisa Moats
Phonics versus whole language
The alphabetic principle – a teacher in a Houston kindergarten class connects letters with sounds.
3. This video clip
on primary reading includes both phonics and phonemic awareness instruction.
4. The Reading Rockets
website offers videos clips about spelling and word study. The following video clips are found at this site:
Spelling as a diagnostic tool
Learning High Frequency Words
Discussing generalizations about suffixes
Louisa Moats on Spelling
5. Between the Lions
from the PBS website offers video clips, stories and games plus a link to Lions To Go, a website for parents and teachers. Go to Youtube and type in Reading Between the Lions to find video clips posted on this site plus many, many more.
6. Here is the direct link
to the parents and teachers section of the PBS Kids. Here you can find audio and video downloads for use in the classroom.
7. Hosted by Annette Bening, this hour long video presentation, Sounds and Symbols
, focuses on how children learn the relationship between sounds, letters, and words as an initial step before being able to decode the printed word. This resource, located at the readingrockets.org website, features children's book author and illustrator Norman Bridwell (Clifford the Big Red Dog).
8. Check out the video clips
for the ages of 4-11on the literacy website sponsored by the British Broadcasting Company
9. Check out the BBC’s teacher website
where you will find information, lesson plans and a link to class clips on various topics.
10. The Internet4Classroom
website provides a variety of interactive phonics games and activities for phonics practice (CVC words, Dolch sight words, make-a-word). Teachers should “check-out” all activities and links before assigning these to students.
11. Link to the US Department of Education’s Doing What Works
site to watch a reading expert model how to do think-alouds during reading instruction in the areas of comprehension and phonics.
12. Link to the U.S. Department of Education’s Doing What Works
site to see Dr. Joseph Dimino discusses the content, instructional focus, and structure of Tier 2 interventions. He presents the foundational reading skills appropriate at each grade level, describes explicit teaching strategies, and contrasts the characteristics of Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions in terms of student grouping and frequency and amount of instruction
13. The Reading Rockets website provides a video clip titled Roundtable Discussion: Literacy Workstations
for a discussion among a 3rd grade and a 5th grade teacher and the author, Debbie Diller, about literacy work stations.
14. An Introduction to Comprehensive Assessment
and High Expectations: Students Learn to Rise to the Occasion
are two videos from the Edutopia website that are not directly related to phonics, but they provide a good overview of the assessment process in elementary grades. See also Battelle for Kids, under at the “assessment” tab