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Phonics FUNdamentals: Blend, Read, & Write CVC Words with Word Families—Ongoing

In this weekly class, we will learn CVC words by doing fun, hands-on activities with a different short vowel word family each week. This is great for preschool & kindergarten learners who know the letter sounds. E-books included!
Laura Rupers, M.Ed., Certified Reading Specialist
54 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 10 learners
25 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does an "Ongoing" course work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Available Times


Next on Fri, Oct 7

Meets Once per week
7:00 – 7:25 AM
1 learner enrolled
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Class Experience

Students will:
- Review the letter sounds for the words in each week's word family;
- Learn to isolate each phoneme in a CVC word;
- Practice reading each word smoothly
- Read books with simple phrases using the words studied
- (As needed for the books) Learn a few simple sight words, such as "the"    
I have a Master's degree in Elementary Education with a Reading Specialist certification. I have privately tutored many students in reading over the years, including those with learning difficulties. Additionally, I homeschooled my children from preschool through 8th grade. 
Learners will receive an e-book each week for extra practice. 
 1 file available upon enrollment
OPTIONAL, BUT VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: — Pop It fidget toy (any brand or color, with at least 3 bubbles in a straight line) — Magnet wand and magnet chips (I have also seen these at Hobby Lobby, as well as similar wands in sewing stores) — Print page 1 of the "Phonics Boxes" document (link provided in welcome email). Please note: I will be demonstrating this in class, and your child is welcome to do it alongside me. However, when I share my 2nd camera to demonstrate, the learner's videos are reduced in size, making it difficult for me to see whether they are doing the activity correctly. It can be helpful for a parent or other person to supervise. Otherwise, you may choose to use the phonics boxes to practice outside of class. The class recordings are shared for your convenience. It would be preferable to print or mount the phonics boxes document on cardstock to make it sturdier. You could also place it in a sheet protector or dry erase pocket, such as this one: — If not using the magnetic wand/chips mentioned above, your learner will need small objects to slide onto the "Phonics Boxes" paper. Examples: pennies, BINGO chips, plastic coins (such as those in the party favor section), checkers, poker chips, washers, paper clips, and so forth.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
25 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Occasionally, we will be doing jumping, twirling, and other full body movements. Please ensure that your child has a safe space in which to move. If needed, push furniture out of the way to create an open space for movement. Please look for and remove any items which could potentially be trip hazards. 

If there are other young children around below the age of 3, please be aware that some manipulatives (magnetic tokens, pennies, or other small items) can be choking hazards. You may consider substituting larger items such as checkers, toy coins, or poker chips. 
All books, handouts, and worksheets are original, created by me expressly for this class. (Please do not make copies for other people, etc.)  


Laura Rupers, M.Ed., Certified Reading Specialist
Lives in the United States
High energy and enthusiastic! TESOL-certified
54 total reviews
102 completed classes

About Me

Five years ago, after many joyful decades of teaching children and teens of all ages in a wide variety of settings, I ventured into the world of online teaching. WOW—It has captivated me like nothing else! Teaching on Outschool is especially... 
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