A phonic sounds poster which illustrates the various sounds made when learning to read and write. colourful, fun, and vibrant way for kids to learn, about the English language
Phonics Sound Sheet
A must have to teach Phonics sounds. This PDF includes: *one page of sounds and picture cues for students to refer to while writing *signs for each set of sounds (short vowels, long vowels, l blends, r blends, s blends, triple blends, r controlled vowels, digraphs, diphthongs) *sound flashcards (w...
This week we began a more in depth look at vowel pairs. I must say that the kids are doing wonderfully. First, we reviewed our Vowel Pairs Powerpoint. Go here to read more. Then, we learned a new song. Whenever possible, I try to introduce new concepts through song, movement or both. This song was published several years ago through Mailbox. I typed up the words and drew some pictures to go along. Today, we watched this classic Between the Lions video clip. Fortunately, I was able to access…
Short vowels: "Shake it" short vowel sounds poem
A great way to get those kinesthetic learners learning and moving. While students sing the song, they shake the same body part.:
Vowel Sounds - Clever Classroom Blog
We all know learning to read and write is tricky for young learners. Learning vowel sounds is also super tricky for our students. I noticed that when I was listening to students read that they didn’t always know or weren’t able to recall the letter-sound relationships and specifically what sounds that vowels can make. By […]
Vowel Teams Song and Flash Cards
Hey peeps! I am getting ready to introduce vowel teams to my first grade kiddos this week. Here’s a song we’ll be using to practice the vowel digraphs (vowel teams). I’ve got a free copy for you and matching vowel team flash cards for these vowel digraphs: ai, ay, ee, ea, ie, oa, oe, ui, ue …
Letter Combinations and Blends Chart
We have had several requests for the above "Letter Combination" chart. We alternate this chart with the below "Blends" chart every day. Students chant it as "ay, ey, ai See kids play, etc." They see these letter combinations in their reading and use them in their writing. These two charts are also kept in easy eye-sight for students to refer to as needed. Smaller charts are also put into their writing folders and reading bins earlier in the year to use as reference tools.