These printable phonics awards are the perfect way to celebrate reading success and increase student confidence as they learn to read!
Why Phonics Awards
I’m convinced that before phonemic awareness and phonics skills, students need two things in order to learn how to read.
#1 – Motivation
#2 – Confidence
Now motivation is often intrinsic, and while I think we can model and inspire this, I KNOW that we can help students with building their confidence when it comes to reading.
A student who is not confident in their ability to read will often shut down when they’re in a reading lesson or asked to attempt to read.
I’ve seen small confidence boosts make a massive difference in a child learning how to read.
(For example, these free reading posters show students they can read…even if they just look at pictures or retell the story!)
The phonics awards are another easy way to boost their confidence along their reading journey.
Phonics Awards for Every Phonics Skill
Since we know that learning to read through phonics involves a long scope and sequence of phonics skills, I think it’s important that we celebrate their reading success along the way.
I’ve created printable phonics awards for all the following skills:
- letter sound mastery
- vowel sound mastery
- cvc words
- cvce words
- long vowel teams
- r-controlled vowels
- multisyllabic words
This way, no matter where your student is at on their reading journey, you can give them a printable phonics award that will make their day, and hopefully boost their reading confidence!
Tips for Printing the Phonics Awards
I know that a lot of students X a lot of phonics awards = a lot of paper 😅, so let me share a few tips with you.
Tip 1 – You don’t have to give them out for every single skill
That’s right – you can choose when to give an award. Maybe they’re flying through the skills and soaring with confidence.
They won’t know that you have the award and are withholding it.
Save the award when they get stuck on a hard skill or need a friendly boost in their ego. (Like when they finally master cvc versus cvce 🙃.)
Tip 2 – Print the phonics awards in black and white
I’ve included both colored and black and white awards in the phonics awards pdf. This way, you can save ink if you need to.
In fact, here’s a peek at the clickable table of contents included in the phonics awards download.
This saves you time when you quickly need to print an award or 2 (or 10)!
Tip 3 – Print multiple awards per page
Whether you are printing the phonics awards in color or black and white, print 2 or 4 awards per page to save 2x, or 4x, the amount of paper.
Students will not care if the award is the size of a worksheet or a task card, they will still feel proud! 😉