I started teaching my kindergartners "secret sounds" that adults and big kid readers know, but they don't talk about. I introduce it in a whisper and my kids LOVE the idea. They are always finding the secret sounds in all the reading we do! The teaching practice for digraphs and dipthongs.
This download is to help them visualize and have a memory trick to learning these secret sounds.
In this download:
Half page sound cards (use for introducing)
1/4 page reminder sound cards (use for display or flashcard)
Word cards to use as flashcards - learn words
Sentences using the secret sound.
The cards and sentence pages have the memory trigger to help them remember while reading, so it will trigger in words or in sentences, not just on sound cards.
ay, ai, ow (long and short), ou (long and short), ee, ea, oo (long and short), ink, ind, oa, ew, ur, er, ir, or (er sound), or (word sound), ar, oi, oy, sh, ch, th, wh, ph
Long vowel with silent e WILL BE COMING SOON!
Ending S and ING will be COMING SOON.
Digraphs sh, ch, th, wh, ph does not have sentences or word cards BECAUSE I found so many resources with flashcards practice and many of the words are too hard for kindergartners in sentences. Maybe in future I'll add some more in! Same with the ending ed. There are lots of great ways to teach that and resources that I like to use!