Word Buddy Crew uses visual clues to help new readers anchor abstract phonics principles to memorable cartoon characters. Build words with the Word Buddy Crew and my FREE Word Buddy Crew Alphabet Cards
The character, or Word Buddy, is a visual representation of the phonics rule or concept. Hints are wrapped into each character’s name, appearance, and identity. The phonics principle being taught is on a sign that each Word Buddy holds. If a student is able to identify and name the Word Buddy, then they have learned the concept without realizing it.
OW / OU / OY / OI Diphthong Word Buddy Cards include:
OI - Oink Oink
OU - Ouch Couch
OW - Yellow Window
OW - Ow Cow
OY - Ahoy Boy
Keep students engaged and wanting to learn more as they collect all of the Word Buddies!
Perfect for teaching and reviewing one on one, in small groups, or with the whole class. Word Buddy cards are the ideal size for little hands to use in learning stations to build words, review, practice, and play word games. The cards are designed to go on a metal binder ring for easy storage and reference.
Be sure to also get the OW / OU / OY / OI Diphthong Word Buddy posters to go with the cards and hang in your classroom to anchor the learning! Word Buddy Crew works in tandem with Vowel Buddy Crew, Blend Buddy Crew, and Alphabet cards
3-13/16” x 5-1/16”
4 per page
trim marks for easy cutting
hole punch mark in upper left corner for consistency
print on 110 lb. cardstock
laminate cards before cutting for durability
store and use on a 1” or larger metal binder ring
use with Alphabet Cards
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