Phonics Games | Diphthongs AU AW | Literacy Centers for 1st Grade Phonics

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My students love playing these digital games to work on their phonics focus skills. They are engaging, fun, and easy for learners to navigate indpendently.
I am trying to integrate word work activities into class that I can easily transfer to remote if need be, this is perfect for that!
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Looking for fun phonics activities? These phonics games will help your students master decoding diphthongs while building a solid foundation in 1st grade reading!

Following the principles of Structured Literacy and the Science of Reading, this NO-PREP word work for Diphthongs AU and AW  is just what you need for your reading centers, phonics centers, phonics intervention, or other decoding practice. This is perfect for diphthong & vowel team review in 2nd grade reading centers, too!

Save your planning time AND increase student engagement with phonics review games! Digital resources provide busy teachers with an excellent alternative to phonics worksheets, especially given how tech savvy our students are now.  

What You Need to Know Right Now!

  • Focused Phonics Review
  • Diphthongs AU and AW
  • high frequency words / sight words
  • 30 interactive Google Slides
  • No Prep - Click and Go!
  • Students & Teachers LOVE them!
  • Works best with Google Classroom for independent practice

Word Work Activities include:

  • Word Building with letter tiles - Spell words with Diphthongs
  • Matching words to pictures - Match words to correct picture
  • Missing letters from words - Write beginning, middle, & ending sounds of words 
  • Sentence building with word tiles - Unscramble the sentence
  • Decodable passage - Read decodable passage and mark words with Diphthongs
  • Sound puzzles - Solve puzzles based on onset-rime
  • Word building puzzles - Unscramble the Diphthongs
  • Sound sort - Sort images and words by sound
  • Word ladder - Fill in the beginning, middle, & ending sound of words 
  • Picture graph - Create a graph using icons representing the words with Diphthongs
  • Word search - Find and mark Diphthong words in the puzzle
  • Creative writing - Write sentences and/or stories using Diphthongs

Recommended Ways to Use these Phonics Activities:

  • Independent Work
  • Literacy Stations
  • Differentiation
  • Choice Boards
  • Whole Group Instruction
  • Reading Groups
  • Extra Practice
  • Early Finishers
  • 1:1 with the Teacher or Tutor
  • Intervention
  • RTI / MTSS
  • Phonics Homework

You will get: A downloadable pdf file that includes links to make a copy of both the student version and answer key. You’ll want to ensure that you're logged in to the Google account in which you plan to use the resource.

You will need: Internet access, a Google account, & a Google Classroom™️ (recommended, but not required)

Your students will need: Access to tablet or computer, Internet access, & a Google account

Looking for other phonics skills?

Related Phonics Resources

ALL ACCESS Phonics Skills Word Work Bundle

Phonics Go Fish Games

Spoons Games - All Phonics Skills

Match It Phonics Bundle

Digital & Printable Phonics Puzzles


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Add or substitute individual sounds (phonemes) in simple, one-syllable words to make new words.
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g., the, of, to, you, she, my, is, are, do, does).
Distinguish between similarly spelled words by identifying the sounds of the letters that differ.
Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence (e.g., first word, capitalization, ending punctuation).


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