The 40 “Special” Sounds include: short vowels, long vowels, vowel pairs, blends, digraphs, diphthongs, and endings. I created this document as a one stop shop chart for the sounds that I would like my students (students who are ready) to learn, recognize, and apply while reading.
I review the large chart daily. Students have the mini charts in their book bags. Additionally, we use the “Special” Sounds chart to play games and it can be cut up and made into mini flashcards.