This is a set of COLOR, STUDENT-SIZED flash cards and includes FULL-SIZED, COLOR ABC chartlet POSTERS. Vowels are red and consonants are blue to help with phonics/phonemic awareness activities. If used as Teacher whole-group flash cards, I suggest that a ring clip be attached either in the top center or top corner for ease of use.
The cards can be arranged in a variety of manners:
1. in traditional ABC order
2. Consonants first, vowels last or vice versa
3. in Random Order
4. in the order that your basal introduces each letter
I would hole punch and attach one inch binder rings to each student set to ensure that the sets stay intact. I print several sets and keep a set at my small group, one for whole language instruction (whole group), one for a literacy center (students can use either large or smaller cards to recite known letters, copy letters, write the room, etc), students can arrange the cards in alphabetic order using the wall frieze as a guide if posted in the room and easily accessible, the cards can also be utilized for pull-out, push-in, tutoring or other RTI activities.
-------->>>>>I realize that this set isn't the "cleanest" set of phonic rebus pictures or sounds available. The set contains some initial onsets that include blends and digraphs, however this is the art that was available with the set that I selected to create this product.
This can be a teaching moment and used to introduce blends and digraphs later in the year. My suggestion is the emphasize the first letter sound; which I know many may disagree with due to the nature of phonics instruction. This is just an acknowledgement that the set isn't phonemically "perfect".