Steps of an Effective Phonics Lesson

Step 1: Review

Step 2: Teach New Concept

Step 3: Word Reading Accuracy

Step 4: Word Reading Fluency

Step 5: Reading Fluency (short phrases, long phrases, sentences, text)

Step 6: Word Building

Step 7: Sentence Dictation

Step 8: Transfer to Text (first with decodable readers)

Decodable texts should be used for primary instruction until student is learning vowel teams.