Do your students know the phonetic patterns you've taught in isolation but then have trouble identifying them inside of real words? Phoneme-grapheme maps are a great tool to transition readers from sounding out every single letter to learning how to identify the phonetic pattern and blend words effectively. This resource contains 25 phonetic pattern lists with 20 words each broken down into the phonemes the words naturally contain. Each box (I tend to call them sound boxes) contains a sound, blend, or phonetic pattern that is meant to be blended together. After students blend each box separately, they blend the whole word together (arrow under the word to slide finger along if that helps). All words are correctly spelled despite some letters not making sounds in words. For example, in the word cake you will see the letters c-a-k nice and large in the boxes and in the bottom corner of the k box you'll see an e. That e shows that the word is spelled with an e, but it also has a purpose in that particular word (making the vowel say it's long sound). Another example might be in the word taught. There are boxes for t-au-t because those are the sounds you hear when reading; the gh is in the bottom corner of the au sound box to show correct spelling, yet no sounds are created by these letters.
If your students benefit from this resource, check out my phoneme-grapheme map powerpoints.