Phonics Book

While teaching Phonics we teach one sound at a time but to put that sound in context and to present the whole language to the children in an enjoyable format we need rhymes, songs and stories. You can create your own rhymes and stories.

For example:

Sample Rhyme:

‘b’ sound


[Ba, Ba, Black Sheep Tune]


Bubbles! Bubbles!


Do you want bubbles?


Yes please! Yes Please! Blow Big ones.


Blow in the basket,


Blow on the box,


Blow by the baby


        bouncing the ball


Blow by the teddy bear

        beating the drum

Blow by the blue bus

        by the back gate



Sample Story:

A small story booklet. Each page will have one picture and the words or the sentence for that page. Each box, ball and basket will have the letter ‘b’ printed on  it. The book will be used by the teacher to talk about the pictures. The teacher should not expect the children to read the story yet. They are getting exposed to just one sound 'b'. Once they have learnt all the sounds and learnt the CVC words they will be able to read part of the story book.


a box


a big box


a big black box


a ball


a big ball


a big blue ball


a basket


a big basket


a big brown basket


The ball is in the box.


The big ball is in the big box.


The big blue ball is in the big black box.


The box is in the basket.


The big box is in the big basket.


The big blue box is in the big brown basket.


The ball is in the box. The box is in the basket.


The big ball is in the big box that is in the big basket.


The big blue ball is in the big black box that is in the big brown basket.


The ‘b’ ‘b’ ball is in the ‘b’ ‘b’ box that is in the ‘b’ ‘b’ basket.




Some suggestions are given in these pages. Feel free to modify as per your needs. The children should not be expected to read these pages. At the initial stages the pictures are used to talk to the children and the story is narrated by the teacher. Children are expected to read only the letter related to one sound, for example, 'b' at the initial stages. The same book can be used in Class I or II for reading purposes when the children have learnt all the sounds, the CVC words as well as the double letter words and diphthongs.