Phonics Little Books with Miss Giraffe's Class

Happy Thanksgiving. I am so thankful that you are here!

It is so rewarding to see my kiddos eyes light up when they learn something new, especially in reading. There are so many phonics rules, word structures, and comprehension skills and strategies, that reading is very overwhelming too many young students. When they can read something, even better, when they fluently read a text, passage, or even a sentence, they get that feeling of pride and "I can do it" mindset. It's a powerful thing!

As a teacher, I feel that I need to bring in fun resources to make these other challenges a little less daunting. My go-to spot on TeachersPayTeachers is Miss Giraffe's Class, hands down! Check out her fantabulous blog here: Miss Giraffe's Class Blog!

One product that we use almost every week is My Little Phonics Books MEGA bundle {Year Long Set}. This set is made up of little, two-sided books for each of the phonics sounds that I teach in my first grade class. It's easy to prep, doesn't take a lot of paper, and most importantly, my students love these little books! The best part...... is that after they have written a sentence on each page, using the word at the top, they have a very simple book to take home and read. I love seeing Miss Giraffe's books on our weekly homework reading log!

When we start a new book, the expectations are:

1. Name on the line.
2. Flip through the book and read the word on each page and look at the pictures.
3. Think of a sentence using the word on the page.
4. Write your sentence in pencil, starting with a capital letter and ending with a period.
5. Write down all the sounds you hear.
6. Repeat the same process on the following pages.
7. Color with crayon and use more than one color on each page.
8. Turn in when completed or put in your catch-up spot when time is up.

You can snag my simple "Phonics Books Expectations" sheet by copying and pasting this link:

The next time you are looking for phonics ideas or resources, make Miss Giraffe's class your first stop. You won't be disappointed!

Until again, I wish you well!


  1. That looks like a great product! Thanks for the recommendation!

  2. This looks great! Thanks for recommending!