Phonics Tutorial
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Phonics TutorialNote: This tutorial requires that you have installed IntelliMathics 3. Authoring featuresnecessary to complete this tutorial are not available when using IntelliMathics 3 Player.Copyright 2003, IntelliTools, Inc.Copyright Notice© 2003, IntelliTools, Inc. All rights reserved. The distribution and sale of this software and manual are authorized forthe original purchaser only. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of federal copyright law. Images that appear inClassroom Suite may not be used in any commercial application without the prior consent of IntelliTools, Inc.Trademarks and AcknowledgmentsIntelliTools (and logo), IntelliKeys, IntelliMathics, IntelliPics, IntelliTalk (and logo), Overlay Maker (and logo),SwitchIt!, and ClickIt! are registered trademarks of IntelliTools, Inc. All other IntelliTools product names and logosare trademarks of IntelliTools, Inc. Other companies’ brand names, product names (including Windows, Macintosh,QuickTime, and Adobe Reader), and logos mentioned herein are registered trademarks, trademarks, or brandnames of their respective holders and are hereby acknowledged.CreditsClassroom Suite was produced through the collaborative efforts of many staff members at IntelliTools, including(alphabetically): Kacey Arnold, Jeremy Bolan, Ann Brundige, Virginia Burt, Ben Cushman, Beth Davis, Erik Eisen,Suzanne Feit, Chris Finley, Linda Finley, Dale Goetsch, Michelle Graham, Sean Hamilton, Paula Irons, Bobbi Keene,Arjan ...

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Phonics Tutorial
Note: This tutorial requires that you have installedIntelliMathics 3. Authoring features necessar y to complete this tutorial are not available when usingIntelliMathics 3 Player.
Copyright 2003, IntelliTools, Inc.
Copyright Notice © 2003, IntelliTools, Inc. All rights reser ved. The distribution and sale of this software and manual are authorized for the original purchaser only. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of federal copyright law. Images that appear in Classroom Suite may not be used in any commercial application without the prior consent of IntelliTools, Inc.
Trademarks and Acknowledgments IntelliTools (and logo), IntelliKeys, IntelliMathics, IntelliPics, IntelliTalk (and logo), Overlay Maker (and logo), SwitchIt!, and ClickIt! are registered trademarks of IntelliTools, Inc. All other IntelliTools product names and logos are trademarks of IntelliTools, Inc. Other companies’ brand names, product names (including Windows, Macintosh, QuickTime, and Adobe Reader), and logos mentioned herein are registered trademarks, trademarks, or brand names of their respective holders and are hereby acknowledged.
Credits Classroom Suitewas produced through the collaborative efforts of many staff members at IntelliTools, including (alphabetically): Kacey Arnold, Jeremy Bolan, Ann Brundige, Virginia Burt, Ben Cushman, Beth Davis, Erik Eisen, Suzanne Feit, Chris Finley, Linda Finley, Dale Goetsch, Michelle Graham, Sean Hamilton, Paula Irons, Bobbi Keene, Arjan Khalsa, Patty Kilroy, Jez Lickter, Dave Magliocco, Kathie Maltby, Ed Murphy, Philip Nittenberg, Ann Olsen, Meida Pang, Aakash Patel, Kathleen Post, Jennifer Ray, Lucinda Ray, Alan Rhody, David Robertshaw, Fred Ross-Perr y, Chris Santeramo, Scott Schafer, Lisa Sheean, Karen Sheehan, Michelle Shelfer, Caroline Van Howe, John Van Straalen, Byron Wilkes, Mar y Ann Zapalac.
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Phonics Tutorial
Introduction
InstantActivity Kits Classroom Suiteincludes 30 instant-activity kits. Each kit includes an Activity ready for students to use, a Template ready for teachers to create additional similar activities quickly, and a PDF file of this tutorial.
Phonics The Phonics instant-activity kit includes the Phonics Sort activity, the Phonics Template, and a PDF file of this tutorial. You can find these components by opening the Language Arts Templates folder and then the Phonics folder in the New area ofClassroom Suite.
The Phonics Template has been designed to help you create additional single-page phonics activities that are similar to Phonics Sort, using rimes that you are working with in your curriculum. You can also use this template to create other sorting activitie
In this tutorial, you will start by exploring the Phonics Sort activity. Later in the tutorial, you will learn to create customized language arts activities, using the Phonics Template.
Universal Design The activities you create using the Phonics Template andClassroom Suiteare designed for all students, including those with physical or cognitive disabilities.
Create a Folder for Your New Activities When you use this template, you will be creating new activities for your students to use. To organize these activities, you will want to create your own folder in the Activities area ofClassroom Suite. 1. At the Navigation Screen, click the Activities button. Click the New Folder button on the right side of the screen. A dialog box will ask you to name the folder. Give it the name of one of your classes (e.g., Mrs. Smith’s Class).
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Open the Phonics Template (see page 3). When you complete your work with the template and click the Finish Activity button, the Save As Activity dialog appears. Name your new activity, select the folder in which you want to place your work, and click OK. Your new activity will now be available for you to assign to students.
This tutorial requires that you have installed IntelliMathics 3y. Authoring features necessar to complete this tutorial are not available when using theIntelliMathics 3 Player.
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Part 1: Exploring the Phonics Sort Activity
In the Phonics Sort activity, students complete phonics activities by sorting words onto a word wall (a grid). Words are sorted based on common word families, also known as chunks or rimes. Students should focus on the ending sound of each word (also known as the rime, word family, or chunk). Opening Phonics Sort 1. Sign in toClassroom Suiteas a Teacher (see Getting Started in theClassroom Suitebinder). The Navigation Screen displays. 2. Click the New button, if it is not already selected. Open the Language Arts Templates folder. 3. Open the Phonics folder and open Phonics Sort. The Phonics Sort activity displays.
Exploring the Phonics Sort Activity The opening page of Phonics Sort includes a 4x4 grid for holding graphics, a selection of rimes above the grid, and a “magic mirror” on the left. The toolbar at the top of the page contains a word box, navigation buttons, and a set of tools for students. 1. Click the green Directions button to hear the instructions read aloud. 2. Click the head of each column to hear its rime read aloud. 3. Click the Word Box button. This will place a picture on the screen and say the word that the picture represents. 4. Use the mouse (or the arrow keys on the overlay or keyboard) to move the picture into the column that matches that word’s ending sound, or rime. 5. Notice the “magic mirror” at the left of the page. Move a picture into this mirror and the word it rep-resents will appear below the mirror, helping stu-dents decide in which column to place the picture. 6. Phonics Sort is a 4-page activity. Press the pink Page buttons at the top of the screen to move through the other pages of this activity. 7. Close the activity without saving it. In the next part of this tutorial, you will learn to use the Phonics Template to create additional phonics activities.
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Part 2: Using the Phonics Template
The Phonics Template has been designed to help you create additional single-page phonics activities that are similar to Phonics Sort, using rimes that you are work-ing with in your curriculum.
Before you begin creating this activity, make a list of four rimes you would like to use. Next, choose four words that will work with each of the rimes you selected (e.g., -ock, sock, rock, dock, block).
Opening the Phonics Template 1. From the Navigation Screen, click the New button. 2. Open the Language Arts Templates folder. 3. Open the Phonics folder and open the Phonics Template. 4. See the instructions on page 1 of this tutorial to learn how to create a special folder to store the new activities you make with this and other templates in Classroom Suite.
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Select Save As Activity from the File menu and save your new activity with a custom name. Name it:Phonics Week One.
Adding Rimes 1. The phonics template opens with a page that is ver y similar to the Phonics Sort Activity. On-screen instructions provide support. The toolbar at the bottom of the page enables you to add words and pictures to the word bank box, based on the rimes you selected above. 2. Select the text in one of the Add rime here boxes at the top of the grid. Type in a rime (e.g., ock). 3. Hold down the Control key on the computer keyboard and simultaneously click the rime text box ([Ctrl+click]). The Properties of Text Box dialog appears. 4. Check Read-Only Text, so that the text cannot be changed. Click OK. 5. Add rimes to the other three rime boxes, using steps 2–4, above.
Next you will learn how to add words and pictures to the word bank.
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Part 2: Using the Phonics Template
Creating the Word Bank Now, you will add the 16 words to the word bank that correlate with the four rimes you chose for this activity. 1.[Ctrl+click]a word & picture button at the bottom of the page. The Button Properties dialog box displays. 2. To add a picture from the Picture Librar y, click the Insert Picture From Librar y button. The Picture Librar y dialog box displays 3. Use the Categor y drop down list to locate a picture. For this example, choose the Clothing categor y. 4. Scroll down and select the sock. Highlight it and click the Insert button. 5. Next, change the Button Name at the top of the Button Properties dialog box. Select the text and typeSock. Click OK to close the dialog box. 6. Select fifteen more pictures for the word bank toolbar following steps 1–5 for each button. Adding Your Own Pictures You may have pictures of words that you are already using in your language arts curriculum. If they are in electronic form, you can add them to this activity. 1.[Ctrl+click]a word & picture button at the bottom of the screen. The Properties of Text Box dialog box displays. 2. In the Properties of Text Box dialog box, click the Insert Picture From File button. Then navigate to a picture you wish to use that you may have stored elsewhere on your computer, or on another CD. 3. When you locate the picture you want, select it and click OK. It will insert in the toolbar. Follow the same process for changing the name of the button.
Finishing the Activity 1. Click the purple Finish Activity button to save your work and make the activity ready for your students.
Finish Activity will remove all the extra toolbars and make sure your work is saved as an Activity. 2. Click the Replace button if you are prompted to replace a previous version of this activity. Congratulations! You have just completed a new phonics activity. You can assign this to your students whenever you are ready.
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Part 3: Customizing the Phonics Template
Sorting Onsets You can customize the Phonics Template so that students work with onset sounds rather than rimes. Before you begin creating this activity, make a list of four onset sounds you would like to use. Next, choose four words that will work with each of the onsets you selected (e.g., st, star, stove, store, stop). 1. Open the Phonics Template (see page 4). 2. From the File menu, select Save As Activity. Name your new activityOnset Sort.
Adding Onsets 1. Select the text in one of the Add rime here boxes at the top of the grid. Type in an onset (e.g.,st). 2. ([Ctrl+click]) the rime text box. The Properties of Text Box dialog appears. 3. Check Read-Only Text, so that the text cannot be changed. Click OK. 4. Add onsets to the other three rime boxes, using steps 1–3, above.
Customizing the Word Bank Now, you will customize the word bank to correlate with the four onsets you chose for this activity. 1.[Ctrl+click]a word & picture button at the bottom of the page. The Button Properties dialog box displays. 2. Click the Insert Picture From Librar y button. The Picture Librar y dialog box displays. (To add pictures from another source, see page 4.) 3. Use the Categor y drop down list to locate a picture. For this example, choose the All categor y. 4. Scroll down and select the star. Highlight it and click the Insert button. 5. Next, change the Button Name at the top of the Button Properties dialog box. Select the text and typeStar. Click OK to close the dialog box. 6. Select fifteen more pictures for the word bank toolbar following steps 1–5 for each button. 7. Follow the steps on page 4 to finish the activity. In the next section of the tutorial, you will customize the Phonics Template to create a Season Sort activity.
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Part 3: Customizing the Phonics Template
Sorting Seasons You can customize the Phonics Template so that students categorize words related to seasons, weather, or animal categories, rather than phonics sounds. 1. Open the Phonics Template (see page 4). 2. From the File menu, select Save As Activity. Name your new activitySeasons Sort.
Adding Seasons 1. Select the text in an Add rime here box at the top of the grid. Type in a season (e.g.,Fall). 2.[Ctrl+click]the rime text box. The Properties of Text Box dialog appears. 3. Check Read-Only Text, so that the text cannot be changed. Click OK. 4. Add seasons to the other three rime boxes, using steps 1–3, above.
Customizing the Word Bank Now, you will customize the word bank to correlate with the four seasons. 1.[Ctrl+click]a word & picture button at the bottom of the page. The Button Properties dialog box displays. 2. Click the Insert Picture From Librar y button. The Picture Librar y dialog box displays. (To add pictures from another source, see page 4.) 3. Use the Categor y drop down list to locate a picture. For this example, choose the Holidays categor y. 4. Scroll down and select Thanksgiving. Highlight it and click the Insert button. 5. Next, change the Button Name at the top of the Button Properties dialog box. Select the text and typeThanksgiving. Click OK to close the dialog box. 6. Select fifteen more pictures for the word bank toolbar following steps 1–5 for each button. 7. Follow the steps on page 4 to finish the activity. You have just customized the Phonics Template so you can create many sorting and categorizing activities.
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This template works best for sorting words that have clear pictures that represent them.
Phonics Tutorial