“Surprising Digraphs” is a story of a silent letter in the initial position (beginning) of a word. These digraphs used to say their sounds, but over the years Americans dropped the first sounds in digraphs kn, wr and gn. It is fun to have your students practice them the old way and then the way we pronounce them today.
This is one of many phonics stories written to help students master the letter sounds and rules of our sometimes confusing English language. The phonics stories are appropriate for the primary grades and for students with dyslexia. If you want to teach our sounds and rules in an engaging way, these stories are for you.
If you are a dyslexia therapist, you may note that the stories follow a similar sequence to the Dallas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children’s Take Flight Curriculum. The Take Flight Curriculum is a comprehensive Intervention for Students with Dyslexia.
The stories are in a PowerPoint format. My suggestion is to read the stories with expression to the students as they view each screen. Stop and discuss the rule or situation. Complete your mini introduction or review lesson with the printable worksheet to practice the skill.
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