Phase 6 activities for TA to do

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Phase 6 activities for TA to do

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     As it says really - need to send out the TA with top group (Y2) while I teach phonics to phase 5 lot, so are there any simple games/activites she can be doing for 10 minutes or so? Have thought of hangman to reinforce previously taught suffixes/prefixes; compound word bingo but am a bit of a blank.Thanks

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    Tbh, while they sound like lovely fun activities, you need to think carefully what you want the TA to teach. Quite a lot of phase 6 is teaching and making explicit the rules for spelling eg when you add 'ing' or 'ed'. I often get kids to read words and see if they can work out what the rules are for themselves. Or send them off to read a book and locate certain word types for themselves. Just playing games like hangman is fairly pointless unless there's some teaching first.

    Activities I'd suggest are: looking through books for example words, looking at words with suffixes added and finding out what the rule is, sorting words, writing words and sentences froma root word.

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    Thank you for those ideas - of course I would teach the suffix etc first, just have been told that for phonics I cannot have the whole class on the carpet and must use the ta to differentiate, so am trying to make sure that I am teaching both groups and not just leaving the bottom group to her. She is good at supporting the la with phonics but phase 6 is new to her.
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