BINGOBONIC Phonics Has The Best Free Phonics Worksheets for ESL/EFL Kids!
A new approach to teaching phonics to ESL/EFL students with BINGOBONIC’s Free Phonics Worksheets
If you’re tired of the same old, boring, black and white CVC worksheets to teach phonics, then the free phonics worksheets from BINGOBONGO Learning, called BINGOBONIC Phonics, are just what you need. BINGOBONIC Phonics is a completely free phonics program that’s easy to use and simple to understand.
Rather than abstractly teaching sounds of letters followed by sounding out words that EFL/ESL students typically haven’t learned, BINGOBONIC Phonics uses simple words that students already know to develop a natural English phonemic awareness, leading to greater motivation in students and faster progress when learning reading and writing. Best of all, every worksheet in the program has a section for speaking practice to make sure that students are regularly saying the sounds and practicing speaking.
It’s such a simple phonics program because ESL/EFL students can basically teach themselves while having fun doing the picto-puzzle and color-puzzle activities in the worksheets. There are 80 pages of free phonics worksheets in total which can be done daily, weekly, or at any rate that suits the curriculum it’s being used with. If your students are struggling with reading and writing in your current curriculum, add BINGOBONIC Phonics to the homework every week, and you’ll be amazed by the results.
What is covered in this incredibly easy-to-teach phonics system?
The basic concept is the same for every one of the free phonics worksheets. The worksheets start with three to five words that a student already knows and uses those to emphasize a single phonics concept. After that, students must write and say the missing letter or letters based on the images in the picto-puzzles and colored boxes.
Halfway through the worksheet, the picto-puzzles switch to colored boxes, and students must write the missing letter or letters based on the colors only. Finally, there is a speaking challenge which allows students to review the words and and strengthen the phonic concepts without the aid of images or colors.
This also allows teachers to evaluate the students’ progress with ease. Once students have completed the entire 80-page program, their reading, writing, and speaking skills are going to be BINGOBONIC! (And that’s a really good thing!)
By using the BINGOBONIC Free Phonics Worksheets, ESL/EFL students will quickly learn and master the following:
The names of the lowercase alphabet letters (for review)
The sounds of consonants and short vowel sounds
Two-letter combinations using CV and VC pairs (organized by short vowel sound)
CVC reading practice
Long vowel/irregular vowel sounds
Consonant blends and letter combinations including (ing, sh, cl, sn, ph, bl, pl, sw, rd, rk, th (hard), rty, day, sp, st, ps, c (s-sound), ry, mp, ch, th (soft), fr, day, wh, nk, ary, fl, ly, sc, ck, gr, nt, er, sl, br, ber, gh, dr, tr
Simple words and picto-puzzles
Color-puzzles and speaking challenge
Consonant and short vowel sounds
VC pair sounds
VC pair sounds speaking challenge
Spelling and blend practice
What if my students don’t know the words used in the free phonics worksheets?
These free phonics worksheets use simple, common words to teach the concepts. Even if your students don’t know the words, there are only between three and five new words for each new worksheet, which are easy to learn. For a more effective approach, we recommend using the BINGOBONGO Curriculum and BINGOBONGO FUN!books.
Jeremy is the founder and director of BINGOBONGO Learning and Step by Step Eikaiwa in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan. He is also the creator of the Stagger-Repeat Teaching Method (START Method). Unable to find adequate resources to meet his teaching needs, he decided to build his own English education resources from scratch to help his students learn English and become confident communicators.
Jeremy regularly gives presentations and workshops around Japan. He has also shared many of his ideas and experiences with numerous people through podcasts. You can hear selected podcasts below or check the following schedule of upcoming events and presentations to find out more.