This is a powerpoint I use EVERYDAY. It is suitable for multi-ages especially lower primary. It is a powerpoint presentation that goes from introducing the term graph, followed by graphs and pictures beginning with that graph right through blends, digraphs and trigraphs.
I use it as a warm-up for about 5-10 minutes before reading or writing groups. I have found it improves student reading in a short time! I start with alphabet and once they grasp all their sounds I introduce 2 blends per day. The students love it as they know they are revealing new sounds each day!
I constantly reinforce the slideshow during reading groups and have created print offs of it to warm up depending on student needs.
Students will start reading books independently because they have learned the sounds which make up most of the english language.