Improve students’ word decoding and spelling skills with the phonograms featured here. This resource helps you teach students how to use 37 of the most common phonograms (or “packages” of sounds) to read and spell over 500 common primary-grade words. Easily recognizing the spelling patterns of these familiar phonograms helps children:
• Develop word decoding skills
• Apply grade-level phonics and word analysis when decoding words
• Build vocabulary
• Spell more effectively
Each phonogram is highlighted in a poem or story that children can read aloud with the class or on their own. A cloze activity that features additional words with the phonogram follows each poem or story to provide students with extra practice or review. This set also comes with:
• Phonogram cards
• Phonogram word lists
• Games and activities for using the printables and phonograms
Tip: Phonograms are sometimes confused with CVC words. A CVC word is a word that follows a consonant-vowel-consonant pattern (such as cat), whereas a phonogram is a letter or series of letters that stand for a sound (-ay) or series of sounds (-at). When beginning readers first read a CVC word, they sound out each letter. The advantage of learning phonograms is that children learn to look for these word parts when they read. After repeated exposure to phonograms, children will recognize them in larger words and will not have to sound out each letter.
These printables were written by classroom teacher Trisha Callella.