This packet contains color-coded flashcards to help teach phonics patterns. The reason I color-code them is because many of my struggling readers just see a row of letters when they read words. When the students can’t see the phonics patterns in words or when they try to sound out letters that work with other letters to make a single sound, they struggle to decode the words. This results in students guessing the words they don’t know. The color coded phonics patterns help students clearly identify and see the phonics pattern that makes the sound. The students can easily memorize the phonics patterns when they stand out in color.
I have used these color-coded patterns for over ten years with students of all ages. I have taught elementary school students, middle school students, and high school students how to read better using this color-coded system. It is very important that the student goes through the flashcard sets with someone who knows the phonics patterns. Students should just read the words aloud to the person working with them. Also, I do not recommend doing all of the phonics patterns at once. I only work with one or two phonics patterns at a time. When the child has shown mastery, I introduce the next phonics pattern. I also have my students practice writing the color coded patterns on dry-erase boards. They can also just use markers and paper if you do not have dry erase boards.
The phonics patterns in packet include: igh, ig, ai, ei, aigh, ey, oa, ow, ou, ea, oi, oy, ew, oo, ough, augh, aw, au, al.
These are also great for word walls.