Student searches letter (phonogram) cards, to find the ones to build a word that names the picture. Working on van —
- Student has a picture of a van and has selected the beginning sound and the ending sound.
- Oops, we’re missing the vowel. Student separates letter cards to add “a.”
- Got it!
Student searches letter (phonogram) cards, to find the ones to build a word that names the picture. Then student puts picture and word into the pocket chart on the wall. Working on frog—
- Sounding out /f-r-o/. Student uses phonogram cards to build a word that matches the picture.
- Got it: /f-r-o-g/. Student starts by building the word at her desk.
- After building the word at her desk, student puts f-r-o-g in the pocket chart with picture.
Sounding out the word as she does, /f/ /r/ /o/ . . .
- Student is straightening the cards for frog to improve the spacing within the word.
Kindergarten students love working on these words. Sometimes I put the words in the pocket chart and give them the picture cards. Then they match the pictures to the words.
TIP: Tape the letter cards that form a digraph together to be used as a unit (phonogram), e.g., s and h are taped together to make sh which is use in the word fish. Do not tape blends together, e.g., do not tape t and r together for blend tr as in the word tree.