After reading the posts, I tried to think of another idea that I use for my first reading groups... I thought about how important sorts are for beginning readers. Our brains look for patterns and sorts are a great way to help students see the patterns in letters and sounds.
This packet is a sampler of my Cut and Paste Word Work for kindergarteners; it begins with letter identification and some phonemic awareness, and then moves in phonics and word families. I hope you find these activities useful in your classroom :)
Thanks for looking and happy teaching :)