These next 16 pages are designed to teach the letters Aa and Dd.
My method stems from the idea that students need to learn that letters are combined to make different sounds from the very beginning. I have discovered that students are more than capable of learning the alphabet this way. In fact, once they understand letter order and beginning and ending concepts, they can sound out 2 letter digraphs by simply learning consonant sounds. It's a highly effective way to teach the alphabet!
After ab and ba, I teach Cc, then ca, and ac. I only begin with the vowel Aa, and pair it with each consonant all the way through the alphabet. By the letter Dd, students are fully capable of combining short vowel 'a' with any consonant, immediately after learning consonant sounds. It's truly remarkable to see! I've completed up to letter Ff, and digraphs af and fa. If I can get enough interest, I will continue building this. Please download and try it out!
Also, attached is a sample powerpoint answer key (complete answer key sold separately) that has every single answer animated. This is a wonderful thing to have in the classroom with smart boards, monitors, or projectors. Having the exact answer able to be shown to the students on the exact same page in front of them is a valuable tool.