Letter tiles are an amazing resource that afford teachers endless opportunities and ideas of use. Print out this product and use today--great for tactile and visual learners!
This product includes an uppercase and lowercase alphabet set, with vowels in red for easy identification. It also includes all digraphs and trigraphs--one set in blue and the other in black.
Directions for use: Print word building tiles on white paper Keep each set of tiles in its own plastic Ziploc bag, or other individual storage device.
For sturdier tiles use cardstock and laminate
Place a label on the back of each tile (purple dot, blue dot, red dot, etc.) this ensures letter sets are not mixed and pieces don’t go missing.
-Letter matching (match upper case with lower case, use letter tile mat, etc.)
-Beginning and ending sounds (use pictures to match letter and its sound with beginning sound or ending sound of a picture)
-Practicing the alphabet (placing letters in alphabetic order)
-Spelling (stretch out sounds in word, pull letters to match the sounds and spell the word)
-Letter Name Game– call out a letter and have the child pull the letter tile that matches the letter you called
-Letter Sound Game—say a letter sound and have the child pull the letter tile that matches the sound you said.
-Sight word practice
-Manipulation of phonemes (Spell the word cat, now change cat to bat, change bat to rat, etc.)
-Decoding—Segment and then blend simple words
Tips for digraphs and trigraphs:
-Digraphs and trigraphs are two (or three) consonants that together make one sound.
-Sh, th, ch, and wh are typically taught together as they are the most common. Many people refer to them as the “h brothers.”
-Teach using visuals and actions (sh…someone whispering, ch as a choo choo whistle, wh as someone whistling, th as the tongue between the teeth.)
-Generally digraphs are taught after CVC words