Phonics pair-game templates

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Use the pair games and activities in this document to encourage students to develop their phonics skills with peers during independent practice.

Who is this document for?

Foundation to Year 2 teachers; school leaders. 

What will you learn?

How to give students meaningful and interesting tasks to develop their phonics skills during independent practice.  

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