This was born from my concern for students who don't EVEN add vowels to their words when writing. I've created this anchor chart and use it both in small guided reading groups when they are struggling to decode a word, and also when they are writing and struggling to spell a word. My goal with this is not perfect spelling, but rather to at least achieve the phonetic spelling of a word. I copy this double-sided with Fountas and Pinnell's consonant cluster chart. Each common spelling is connected to a picture-word that contains that sound. I've found this works well with students who have speech issues with Rs. My intention was to also help students with dyslexia. At first, keep pulling this out yourself when needed, and you will find that in time, the students start grabbing for it themselves. My students actually helped in the editing process: I originally had a picture of a frog for short o, but they kept saying, "That's a toad!". Therefore, we now have an octopus!