Phonics Centers - Write & Wipe Bundle

Lyndsey Kuster
Grade Levels
K - 2nd
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136 pages
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What Are They?

Write & Wipe Phonics Cards are a phonics tool that you can use at literacy centers/stations, Word Work, with a paraeducator or volunteer, or during small group instruction. This phonics bundle includes every phonics sound-spellings (see the full list below).

Research has shown that in order for students to "lock in" new concepts, they must partake in hands-on learning. These Write & Wipe cards do just that! The word shape boxes provide the necessary support to students as they decipher each picture and write the corresponding word.

How They Work:

You may want to laminate this resource so it can be used multiple times. You may even want to print the sheets on cardstock or bright paper (Astrobright is my personal favorite).

Students will need a dry erase marker, eraser, and magnifying glass to use this resource. Students will look at the picture and determine the word. Then, they will write the word in the word shape boxes. Next, they will use the magnifying glass to self-check (and correct, if necessary). Finally, they will wipe off their word and move onto the next card. I like to have different materials available at this station so students can build the word, if they wish. They can use magnetic letters, string, play dough, beans, cork pieces, beads, etc. I also encourage some students to use the word in a sentence (you can provide them with a dry erase board to do this or they can use a Word Work journal).

One bonus to this resource is the flexibility in how you use it! You can cater the cards to your students’ specific needs. If some students need additional CVC practice, set aside those cards and have students practice CVC words during your small group time. Or, have those cards ready for those students to use at Word Work. It is 100% up to you!

How to Store:

You can organize these cards by sound-spelling and store in Ziploc baggies, drawers, or containers. I plan on storing these in this IRIS Extra Large Photo & Craft Keeper. I will be making labels for this resource and adding them tomorrow (along with additional tips on storage).

What Patterns Are Included?

Short Vowel Word Families:

  • ab, ad, ag, am, an, ap, at, ack
  • en, ed, et, ell, ent, eck
  • in, ip, it, ill, ick, ink, ing
  • ot, og, op, ock
  • ug, un, ump, uck, unk

Long Vowel Word Families:

  • a_e, ai, ay
  • ea, ee, ie, y (as in messy)
  • i_e, igh, y ( as in sky)
  • o_e, oa, ow, oe
  • u_e, ue, ew

Beginning Blends:

  • L Blends: bl, cl, fl, gl, pl, sl
  • R Blends: br, cr, dr, fr, gr, pr, tr
  • S Blends: sc, sm, sn, sp, st, sw

Beginning and Ending Digraphs:

  • Beginning: ch, sh, th, wh, ph, kn, wr
  • Ending: ch, sh, th


  • au, aw, oi, oy, oo (as in boot), oo (as in foot), ou, ow

R-Controlled Vowels:

  • ar, er, ir, or, ur


  • scr, spr, squ, spl, str

Hard C/Soft C

Hard G/Soft G


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