Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Phonics on the Go! Make Your Own Flip Book

A few years ago I saw some little phonics flip books in an educational catalog.  I thought they would be quite handy to slip in my purse for a phonics lesson in the car or in a waiting room or even in the kitchen as I worked.  I also decided that I could easily  make them for our own school using wire bound index cards.

I made two books:  one for short vowel words and one for long vowel words.  I cut each card up through the middle.  On the left side of the cards I wrote a consonant or a consonant blend:  b, c, d, f, g, h, j, k, l, m, n, p, qu, r, s, t, v, w, x, y, z ,  st, pl, fr, tr, pr, sh,  and so forth.  I did this for both of the little books.  On the right side card, I wrote word endings.  Short vowel:  am, an, as, at ax, and, en, and much more.  I took a phonics book (probably Alphaphonics) and using the lessons from that to adapt to the cards.

I started from the back to use the unlined side of the cards and used every single card in the booklet.  It has been very handy to take along with us and it is just the right size for smaller hands.

I wrote the title of our little books on the back cover.

The first pages...consonants on the left and word endings on the right.

Flip either side to change the beginning or ending of a word.

I have Jackson start at the beginning with "am" and change out the word beginnings.   Then we go to the next word ending and go through all of those new words.  Simple, handy, easy to make and fun to use!


Ticia said...

I was thinking about doing the same thing. Good to know it's worked for someone else.

Upstatemamma said...

Oh that is so cool!! I have been working on putting together a phonics type workbook for my daughter but this is so cool. I bet this would be great for the car.

Martianne said...

I have made things like these, but had to hole punch and use key chain circles. Your idea is much simpler. Good thinking!

Laurie said...

Great idea!!

Angie @ Many Little Blessings said...

Love it! I have seen things like this before, but have never just sat down to make some. I really should!

I just put a link to this post on The Homeschool Classroom's Facebook page. :)

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