Phonics-Segmenting Diphthongs & Variant Vowels oi, oy, & oo Literacy Center Color Practice #1 (There is a blackline center if you do not want this in color.)
This phonics center is designed to be used with one to six students in a group. It is perfect for first and second graders learning to decode words having diphthongs oi, and oy and the two variant vowel sounds for oo. I use this with my at risk second graders. I can see this product being used with ESL, RTI, and Special Education children needing more drill on these sounds. Putting the puzzles pieces together and playing the Picture Show Boards can be fun independent drill. The Phoneme Sound Chant Card, Sound Match Game, Sentence Card and the Word Fluency Fun Lap Card are wonderful guided practice teacher activities.
Instructions are included for each of the six different activities: Puzzle Picture Cards, Phoneme Sound Chant Cards, Sentence Cards, Picture Show Boards, Word Fluency Fun Lap Cards, and Sound Match Game
Easy Preparation: (Make the number of copies needed for your situation.) I make one copy of the title page and glue it on a manila envelope to be used in storing the contents for organizational purposes. I make three copies of the colored puzzle cards because I pair-share these. I make several copies of the recording sheets, I make 6 copies of the Phoneme Sound Chant Cards, 6 copies of the Sound Match Cards, 6 copies of the Four Word Fluency Fun Laps, 6 copies of the oi, oy, and oo Sentence Practice Cards and 6 copies of the word pages. I make only 1 copy of the Answer Sheets, Picture Show Boards, and Directions. I laminate all of it.
oi, oy, and oo Puzzle Picture Cards Make the number of copies needed for your teaching situation. Then laminate for durability and cut around the checked border of each puzzle card. Next, cut along the dotted line in the middle of each card creating two puzzle parts. Store in baggies labeled with the sound.
Teaching Help: This puzzle literacy product works great in a word center or in a small intervention group.
I teach 6 students at a time. I make 3 copies of the puzzle picture cards. At first I pick one of the sounds, like oy. I introduce it by saying oy says “oy” as in joy! Let’s all jump for joy! And as we jump, I say “oy,oy,oy!” I would show the little girl picture jumping for joy by putting the 2 puzzle parts together. I would go through all the cards for oy.
Then I would talk about oi having the very same sound but one letter is different. Both oy and oi spellings are correct but different. Usually oi is in the middle of the words and oy is at the end. But there are exceptions. (oyster)
We would do all the word puzzles for these 2 diphthongs with me in control of the pictures. Then I would give a set of oi picture cards and oy picture cards to 3 pairs of students. I would let them work together to put the mixed up puzzle pieces together. Then together they would fill out the recording sheets. Teacher choice on the recording sheet that works best for your situation.
As a teacher I am segmenting the onset from the rime part of the word. Research shows that phonics and phonemic awareness benefit from each other. The combination of blending and segmenting sounds and learning sound-spelling relationships has proven to be very powerful. (Segmenting syllables is easier than individual sounds. On the cards destroy and balloon, I segmented by using syllables because I thought it was easier.) Then I would teach the 2 oo variant vowel Phonograms sounds, in a similar manner.
Phoneme Sound Chant Card
Preparation- Copy one for each student in your group. Laminate for durability.
Teaching Keep the Phoneme Sound Chant Card handy and use it for review daily and then weekly will be fine, when you can see significant gains in the sounds. I just have the students chant/talk the spelling-sound-and the words, by having them point along with the print.
Sound Match Game
Preparation-I make 6 copies of this page for the 6 students in my small groups. I laminate and cut apart these picture cards. There will be a grand total of 24 picture cards to cut apart.
Teaching Directions-(We do this literacy activity after doing the Phoneme Sound Chant Card.) We review each of the four sound cards first. Then we turn all 24 individual cards over and mix them up on the table. Students take a turn by picking a card, turning it over and spelling, sounding the phoneme, and saying the word. Then they pick another card and go through the spelling, sounding and reading again. If the picture cards match, the student keeps them and takes another turn. When the 2 picture cards picked don’t match, both cards are turned back over and another student gets a turn. Game ends when all cards are gone. Winner is the student with the most matches. This is a fun way to practice these sounds and it doesn’t take a lot of time.
Four Fluency Fun Laps
Preparation-Make a copy for each student in the small group. (Use this activity after students have put the oi, oy, and oo puzzles together, and have done the Picture Show Boards.)
Teaching Directions- Students put their reading finger on the motor cycle and drive it down the highway while reading the words. Read the page all together at first. Then take turns. . Sometimes I will use a little cube marker( or game marker or penny) to slide/drive down the highway.
oi, oy, and oo Sentence Practice
Preparation-Make a copy for each student in the small group.
Teaching Directions- Read the page all together at first. Then take turns.
Picture Show Center
Preparation-My groups have 6 students so I made this center for that many. You will need to copy the 3 word pages, 6 times, to use in the Picture Show Centers. There will be four groupings: oi words, oy words, oo words and more oo words. I cut apart the words and put each group of words inside 4 labeled (oi, oy, oo, and oo) letter envelopes, clipping each individual set of words. This makes it easy to hand out the words and boards when teaching. There are six boards for each of the phonemes oi, oy, oo, and more oo. The pictures are alike but placed in different places on the board. (This keeps students from copying their neighbor’s board.)
Teaching Directions-Pass out the oy boards and the little clipped word cards. Everyone’s words are the same and the boards are alike with pictures in different places. Students are to read the words and place them on top of the matching pictures. I allow everyone to work their own board in the beginning. Then I call out a word for them to find. I would say for an example, “joy”. They would pick up that word and reveal the picture underneath to see if it was correct. I would do all of the words in the same way. Then I would have them mix up all 6 of their words again so they weren’t in order. Have them raise their hands in the air. And next I would say, “On your mark, get set, go!”” They would race to be the first finisher. They love playing the boards like this.
Picture Show Boards work great placed in a word work center too! If you like this product I would love for you to become a follower. Please take time to give feedback as I will be making similar literacy centers using other diphthong phonograms and the variant vowel phonograms.
Thank you so much for your purchase of this product. And as always I hope your teaching is fun and effective.
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