H Brothers – Digraphs

This is one section of a Phonics Kit that you can create. Many of the resources are provided by the websites below for personal or classroom use. See the full post for more resources!

H Brothers (digraphs)

Digraphs are a pair of letters representing one sound. The consonant digraphs are CH, SH, TH, WH + NG.

Note that PH can make the F sound – Kids vs Phonics Video (2:47) & Jack Hartmann Video (2:16). GH sometimes make the F sound, but an I before GH makes a long I sound as in the word light Kids vs Phonics Video (1:23).

WATCH Jack Hartmann Digraph Song (3:58), Digraphs at Let’s Start Smart, Kids vs Phonics: CH (1:38) SH (1:28) TH (1:53) TH-Hard (1:42) WH (1:34) & NG (2:02), Hooked on Phonics: CH/SH (6:04), and Simply Phonics (digraphs start @1:28)

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H Brothers Poster from thewisenest

NG as in Sing

Elvis Presley was known as the King of Rock & Roll. He liked to wear rings when he sang. His longest song was “Suspicious Minds” (7:14) On Nov. 1, 1969, it reached number one on Billboard’s Hot 100.

Digraph Picture Sort from Thisreadingmama, SORT for NG from Science Is For Kids
Write the Pattern – see the Bookmark Set Freebie
READ the Pattern – Digraph Sentences from stickyball.net
READ Books: by author Brian Cleary: “Whose Shoes Would You Choose?” “The Thing on the Wing Can Sing” “Spring in the Kingdom of Ying”
PLAY Printable Game from the Measured Mom

Please note that many online games require Flash and may not work well on some tablets and smartphones. It can be helpful to download the Puffin browser.
PLAY Online Games: Beginning ending digraphs sadlier-oxford. Digraphs at softschools.com.  Forest Phonics also has some digraphs. Mr Nussbaum Two Letters has both digraphs & blends. Whale game & Crab Catcher game from Literactive. NG Hula PoolGopher game from Literactive.

Digraph Word Sort and story at Teachers Pay Teachers

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Bossy R

This is one section of a Phonics Kit that you can create. Many of the resources are provided by the websites below for personal or classroom use. See the full post for more resources!

Bossy R – ER, IR, UR, AR, OR

An R behind any vowel changes the sound. ER, IR, and UR all have the same sound.

Note that Silent e wins sometimes: words with -are can say long a, Examples: care, share, flare. -ire can say long i, Examples: fire, tire, wire.

But notice that OR wins: adore, bore, shore, snore & UR wins: nature, picture, treasure.

An e before ar can have many different sounds: long e (hear), “er”(learn), “air” (pear), & “ar” (heart)

WATCH Bossy R (1:50) Kids vs Phonics: ER (1:53), AR (1:56) , OR (1:31), ER, IR, UR from Nessy (1:12), ER, IR, UR song (1:15)

Sort Mat: Bossy R Handout from mes-english.com

Bossy R Sort from schoolisahappyplace

BossyRPoster

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Bossy R Poster and activities from carlscorner

Bossy R Posters from themoffattgirls.com

Bossy R picture cards from eslphonicsworld.com (4/page)

Bossy R picture cards from bogglesworld.com (4/page)

Thisreadingmama activities

READ Bossy R sentences from stickyball.net and r-controlled vowels Fluency Passages from razzledazzleclassroom

READ Book: “Bert’s Super Circus” by Lisa Charlesworth (Scholastic Phonics Tales)

PLAY Printable Go Fish game from themeasuredmom (6 pages, 9 per page, color)

Please note that many online games require Flash and may not work well on some tablets and smartphones. It can be helpful to download the Puffin browser.

PLAY Online Games: R controlled words at Starfall, R control race at Mr Nussbaum, BBC Sandcastle game, and a Game from PBS

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Diphthongs – Vowel Teams that (usually) make new sounds

This is one section of a Phonics Kit that you can create. Many of the resources are provided by the websites below for personal or classroom use. See the full post for more resources!

Vowel Teams that (usually) make new sounds (diphthongs) AU/AW, OO/OO, OU/OW, OI/OY

These vowel combinations are (mostly) not short or long, but make completely different vowel sounds. (OI/OY & OU/OW are formed with mouth positions that change, the definition of diphthong. AU/AW & OO/OO may be called vowel digraphs – two letters that combine to make one sound)

Note that AU/AW is a diphthong that makes a Short O sound, and that OW can also make a Long O sound in some words (like know and blow). Exceptions: OU can say OR like in pour or OO like in soup.

WATCH Turtle Diary: AU/AW (3:53), OI/OY (4:06), OU/OW (3:51). Kizphonics: OO (2:32) & OI/OY (0:59). Hooked on Phonics Practice (2:04) Kids vs Phonics:  OO (1:21), OO Long (1:44),  OI (1:33), OY 1:40), OI & OY (3:13), OU (1:36), OW (1:54).

Diphthong Chart from boostforreaders

Diphthongs pictures from flyingintolearning (OI/OY & OU/OW)

SORT OI/OY picture sort at classroomfreebies, AU/AW word sort from School is a Happy Place, OO/OO word sort from themeasuredmom.

PLAY Printables: OI/OY Piggy Diphthong game from Oh My Little Classity Class, Gurgling Gargoyle game from Adrian Bruce

Please note that many online games require Flash and may not work well on some tablets and smartphones. It can be helpful to download the Puffin browser.

PLAY Online Games: other vowels at galacticphonics.com – Symbaloo & BBC Sandcastle game.

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Vowel Teams

This is one section of a Phonics Kit that you can create. Many of the resources are provided by the websites below for personal or classroom use. See the full post for more resources!

Vowel Teams (with the exception of diphthongs, which usually make new sounds) are often long, making the sound of the 1st vowel & the 2nd vowel is silent. This guideline is sometimes not reliable, however. There can be many exceptions. EA often makes the long E sound, but sometimes a short E sound (eat or bread). IE often makes the long I sound, but sometimes a long E sound (pie or thief).

WATCH When 2 Vowels Go Walking from Jack Hartmann (2:46) Kids vs Phonics: A (5:02), E (4:56), I (6:13) O (1:23) U (1:50). All Patterns (4:13), OA from Kizphonics (1:22).

Long Vowel Pattern Chart from This Reading Mama, & Long Vowel Pattern Chart from All About Learning Press (1 page, color)

SORTS Use the words & pictures from Long Vowel Match-up from Liz’s Early Learning Spot,  AI/AY picture sort & OA/OW picture sort from 1st Grade & Fabulous (B&W), AI/AY words & picturesOA/OW color pictures from the measured mom

ACTIVITY Vowel Team Clip Cards from Fairy Poppins (includes diphthongs)

PLAY Printable Change game from Adrian Bruce (OA/OW & IE/IGH), Long A Train game & Long E Get the Sheep to the Jeep game from themeasuredmom. Long O Oh no! Toad! game from Fun in 1st with Ms B.

Please note that many online games require Flash and may not work well on some tablets and smartphones. It can be helpful to download the Puffin browser.

PLAY Online Games: Diphthongs at softschools.com and the Coconut Vowels game at arcademics. BBC games (in Explorer) and Forest Phonics from ictgames.

Bookmark Set Freebie – These bookmarks include Write the Pattern activities for Long Vowel Patterns plus more.

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Silent e

This is one section of a Phonics Kit that you can create. Many of the resources are provided by the websites below for personal or classroom use. See the full post for more resources!

A letter e at the end of a word is silent and makes the vowel long. A vowel that is long says it’s name. Together or apart, Silent e often works just the same. (although sometimes ie makes a long E sound (see Letters With More Than One Sound), and o_e can make a short U sound. (some, gloves)

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Note that two Es often like to stick together, and an A & E are rarely (if ever!) seen together. Note that Defender D can stop silent e from making the vowel long. (like in the word badge)

a cute ape in a tree likes his home

WATCH Magic e song from KidsTV123 (2:13) Silent e from Bazillions (2:44) Magic e from Nessy (1:34)

Kids vs Phonics: A_E (2:11), EE (1:27), E_E (1:24) I_E (1:42), IE (1:47), O_E (2:17), U_E (1:56), UE (1:50)

Silent E contrast w/CVC from teacherstakeout

Sort Mat – Silent E Handout from mes-english.com

Long Vowel Words & Pictures from 123 Homeschool 4 Me

Short A/Long A, I, and O from thisreadingmama (color)

READ Long A sentences (plus all long vowels) from stickyball.net

READ BOOKS: “Nice Mice in the Rice” by Brian P Cleary “Here Comes Silent e!” by Anna Hays

Please note that many online games require Flash and may not work well on some tablets and smartphones. It can be helpful to download the Puffin browser.

PLAY online games Silent E game at starfall.com, silent e at education.com, and from softschools.com. Fridge MagnetsMagic E game at literactive.

There are more ways that vowels can be long.

Write the pattern Bookmark Set Freebie.

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Word Families

This is one section of a Phonics Kit that you can create. Many of the resources are provided for personal or classroom use. See the full post for more resources!

Word families are words that have the same endings, and therefore rhyme.

WATCH word families by Little Fox

Word Family Sliders from Make, Take & Teach

Word Family Bookmarks from 3dinosaurs

Word Family Picture sorts from flyingintolearning.com

Word Family Cards from margedteachingposters 22 cards, 6 pages, some color

Word Family Ladders from confessionsofahomeschooler, 22 pages, both long & short, some color

Get a clue with word family pictures from the measured mom A E I O U

Printable CVC word lists from k12reader.com

PLAY online word family sort from readwritethink.org

Please note that many online games require Flash and may not work well on some tablets and smartphones. It can be helpful to download the Puffin browser.

For even more resources, check out my reading Pinterest board.

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Short Vowels

This is one section of a Phonics Kit that you can create. Many of the resources are provided for personal or classroom use. See the full post for more resources!

Words that have a Consonant Vowel Consonant pattern (CVC words) often have the short vowel sound.

Note that the letter A can make a short O sound sometimes. (ball, watch, quality)

short vowels say the sound

WATCH Long & Short Vowels from Scratch Garden (1:55), Kids vs Phonics Short Vowels (4:47) Short E & I Sounds from allaboutlearningpress (2:49)

Short & Long Vowel Chart from First Grade Wow

CVC Words from bogglesworldesl.com can be used to sort by vowel sound

CVC Flashcards from flashcardfox – 75 cards with color pictures & words

Short Vowel Words & Pictures from 123 Homeschool 4 Me

Short & Long Pictures & Words (pdf – source unknown)

Short I & E picture sort from tchrgrl

CVC Word Machine from homemade-preschool.com

READ short vowel sentences from stickyball.net, Beginner Books from Progressive Phonics

READ Books: “Gran on a Fan” by Kevin Bolger, “The Bug in the Jug Wants a Hug” by Brian P Cleary

PLAY Printable: 123 Flip It game from thisreadingmama

Please note that many online games require Flash and may not work well on some tablets and smartphones. It can be helpful to download the Puffin browser.

PLAY Online Games: Jungle Jumble from pbskids.org, Sliding Beaver from literactive, CVC words at funfonix.com, CVC words at ictgames.com, construct a word & puzzlemewords at readwritethink.org, Word path from learninggamesforkids, & put it on the shelf at kidzpage.com

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