I have updated the Blends and Digraphs resource! This is the updated version. Just click the picture above to be taken to this resource or click here! I included a color and a black and white chart for you!
|Blends and Digraphs Chart 1|
My Blends and Digraphs Set 2 has also been updated. Click the picture or click here to see this resource! This set also includes a color chart and black and white chart too!
|Blends and Digraphs Chart 2|
Do your students struggle with blends and digraphs? Do they try to pronounce each sound individually rather than push them together?
I know my students struggle with them! Especially my RtI students. They just have a hard time connecting the letters to the sound. I had a chart with blends and pictures on it, but wasn't entirely happy with it. So I made one, okay two, that work better.
I like to say a word- snow- and have students identify the beginning sounds and then connect that beginning sound with the picture on the chart- snake. This activity makes a better connection with students when they can make auditory and visual connections.
A great way, besides the activity above and the posters, to make those connections is to play I Have Who Has? with students. It's a fun way to practice those connections with the pictures and the sounds.
|I Have Who Has Blends and Digraphs Set 1|
|I Have Who Has Blends and Digraphs Set 2|
First Grade RFS.1.2
Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables and sounds (phonemes).
b. Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends.
c. Isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single-syllable words.
The blends and digraphs posters can be printed, laminated, and hung up in the classroom for students to refer to. Or even better, print a copy for each student that needs one, place them in a plastic sleeve and they can be kept in their reader's notebook or in their desk. :)
If blends and digraphs are something your students need to strengthen or learn, click right here for the first set . Or click here to see the second set.