My Phonics Instruction is not what I would like for it to be! I feel like Its boring/dull at times. I also feel like Im not really teaching, yet just sining one minute and lecturing the next! Just so you can get a better idea of what I mean, here is what a typical phonics lesson looks like in my class: We start off with a review of the letters and their sounds, vowels (long and short), short trivia e.g. how many letters in the alphabet? how may are vowels? how many are consonants? After that I go into teaching, or speaking rather on whatever concept we are on for the day e.g. the special sound in the words ship, shop, stop, step. After that I am done. I may have them come up to the board and write and/or circle something, but thats it. Same thing everyday! If I am bored I can only imagine, my poor students! So what do you lovely teachers do? Please share... any feedback is greatly appreciated, I usaly find some lifesavers on here. Thank you in advance!