Diagraphs – 13 of the Most Common Beginning Blends
Diagraphs – 13 of the Most Common Beginning Beginning Blends is a SmartBoard instructional presentation in line with the 1st Grade SOL’s for the state of Virginia
1.6 The student will apply phonetic principles to read and spell.
a) Use beginning and ending consonants to decode and spell single-syllable words.
b) Use two-letter consonant blends to decode and spell single-syllable words.
c) Use beginning consonant digraphs to decode and spell single-syllable words.
d) Use short vowel sounds to decode and spell single-syllable words.
e) Blend beginning, middle, and ending sounds to recognize and read words.
f) Use word patterns to decode unfamiliar words.
g) Use compound words.
This SmartBoard lesson focuses on 13 of the most common beginning blends to introduce/reinforce diagraphs. The activities include 13 slides with each having six diagraphs per page. Each has a picture of the word to be identified with the first two letters (diagraph). Three choices are shown to “finish” the word. The answer can be moved into the slot to complete it. The slides are also able to be printed for seatwork and the cards may be cut out and laminated for repeated use, games, etc. Just decide what is best for your class. Included are: bl, br, ch, cl, cr, dr, fl, fr, gl, gr, pl, pr, and sc.