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Blends and Digraphs Chart
Updated Version Includes black & white chart too!

Our next cycle of RtI is about to begin!  Now some teachers may not be excited when they hear RtI (Response to Intervention).  That's okay.  It is a lot of work and in some schools it doesn't run very well.  If you have missed my previous posts on RtI just click here to read them.

Some of the students that I will have in this cycle of RtI need some extra work with blends.  They struggle with associating the two sounds with the two letters that make those sounds.  Most can hear and associate the first sound to the correct letter, but some have difficulty with the second sound/letter when reading and writing.  




I wasn't completely satisfied with the blends & digraphs chart that I was currently using.  So I decided to make a new one (very top photo) that can be posted in my room.  And I can print it out, place each one in a plastic sleeve and put in the student's reader notebooks.  Then they will have one right at the table to reference as they need to!

My students need some practice at isolating the beginning sound and then identifying the letters that make those sounds.  So I used these blends and digraphs in a game:  I have Who Has!  Kids love to play that game!  I learned about it many years ago and it is still popular.  

I used the most common blends and digraphs for these cards.  I will be creating a new set that has the blends and digraphs that are a bit more difficult as a companion to this set.  

Update:  Here is the new set!

Blends and Digraphs

Blends and Digraphs Chart

I know my students are going to love playing this game during RtI and I am going to love seeing them improve and apply these skills to their reading and writing!!





9 comments:

  1. That is a great resource. I love the poster!!!

    Bridget
    Literacy Without Worksheets

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  2. Your poster looks great and so does your game. It's amazing how one extra consonant can totally baffle some of these little readers. :)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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  3. Thank you Bridget! I am going to like this one better than the one I currently use.

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  4. My students get a little confused with the "extra" consonant too, Tammy. We either try to sound them out separately or only pronounce the first one. Hope this will help my students.

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  5. Thanks Barbara! We are going to have fun with this blends/digraph game!

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  6. Gah! I don't know if it's something on my end, but I can't find this to download on TpT. Could you provide a direct link please?

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    1. Oh, I am so sorry, Barbara! I am going to do an update on this product so it isn't available right now. I will try to have that completed soon and will reply back here as soon as I have it completed. Or you can leave me your email so I can let you know that way. Thank you for your interest in this!

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    2. Barbara, this resource has been updated and is now available again! Thank you!

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