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This is a set of worksheets based on 168 words with vowel digraphs and diphthongs for use in teaching phonemic awareness or spelling using Elkonin boxes. The worksheets can be easily printed for easy use in class with a group or whole-class setting, or as a take-home resource for use at home with a parent.
Based on the same 168 words beginning with blends, there are:
The vowel digraphs and diphthongs included are:
You may use the Elkonin boxes to help students gain phonemic awareness by breaking words into their constituent sounds. Drag a token into each box to symbolise a sound.
Each vowel digraph, vowel diphthong or consonant digraph is accorded a single box each as each of them is considered a single phoneme.
Each constituent sound in a blend is accorded its own box, as blends are not considered a single phoneme.
You may also use the Elkonin boxes to guide students in segmenting words into their constituent sounds to spell, with each box being filled up by the letter(s) that make that sound. Students may drag a token into each box to symbolise a constituent phoneme or sound. They may also write the corresponding grapheme or letter(s) in each box to help them to spell out the word.