Octopus Says (First Letters and Sounds)
The fourth phonics practice game for the 'First Letters and Sounds' progression (underwater theme)
What did the octopus say? Click the correct letters and sounds in the right order to make the word and give it to him. This game has a progression of stages that takes pupils through the first letters and sounds s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, e, u, r and h.
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A comprehensive set of Phonics games for emerging readers of all abilities. These follow commonly accepted progressions through initial letters, digraphs, consonant patterns and alternative spellings and pronunciations. As a teacher, you can specify exactly which words you want to play with, choosing them from word groups organised by phonic features. The games are ideal as lesson starters or for pupils to play, individually or in small groups, at a stage that suits their ability.
This pack collects some of our favourite teaching tools and practice activities, following the order of Phase 2 and the first part of Phase 3, Letters and Sounds.This includes short phonetically decodable words, using most common single letter graphemes as well as two-letter alternatives like ss, ll, zz. All words are CVC in form. For the latter part of phase 3 (2 letter graphemes like ch, sh) and all of phase 4 (non-CVC words), click here