Vowel Digraph & Diphthong Bundle Packet

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Reading on Strawberry Lane
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PACKET 1; Reading Vowel Digraphs & Diphthongs Syllables reading unit provides 86 word lists of vowel digraphs and vowel diphthongs syllable type words. Also, a master word list is included and can be used as a quick reference. A vowel digraph or vowel diphthong is one of the six types of syllables in reading. The lists in this unit include words spelled using vowel teams or vowel/consonant teams to create each vowel sound. These lists of words will help students recognize and differentiate the vowel digraph or vowel diphthong patterns. Reading will become more manageable for students once they understand syllable types. The words on the lists can be used in multiple ways such as:

• create your own reading and spelling activities

• for ABC order

• teach word families

• to complete word sorts

• develop more accurate and fluent readers

• read words for homework

• use for spelling lists

• quick reading assessments

• practice and re-teach reading skills

• supplement general education curriculum

• compare and contrast with other syllable types

• use at a word work station

• printed as a student booklet by clicking print, printer properties, and booklet

*Packet 1 ONLY contains words lists.

PACKET 2: The packet of 10 activities and games give students a fun way to learn and sort vowel digraph and diphthong syllable words. A vowel digraph is two vowels that spell one of the vowel sounds in the team such as /ea/ spells the –e sound in ‘eat’. A diphthong is one vowel sound formed by the combination of two vowels. This vowel sound is produced when the tongue moves or glides from one vowel sound to another vowel sound in the same syllable thus creating its own unique sound rather than one of the typical vowel sounds of the vowel team. The four diphthongs vowel teams are /ou/, /ow/, /oi/ /oy/. Together these four vowel teams create their own unique sounds. The words used in this packet target the common vowel combinations that create vowel digraphs and diphthongs. The activities/games can be placed in language stations, or they can be played during small groups. Also, there is a word work notebook to make it easy for students to understand Vowel Teams. So enjoy as you watch your students learn another way to break the code to reading!

The following activities and games are included in this packet:

1. Color the Rainbow

2. Ghost OUT

3. Move the Mouse to the Cheese

4. Guess the Word

5. Shark

6. Fish

7. PIG

8. Old Pappy, Old Granny

9. Skunk

10. Thirteen Digraph/Diphthong Booklets—These are booklets the students can cut apart, staple, color, and spell the words to match the pictures. The books target :

• digraph ai—mail, sailboat, rainbow, rain, tail, snail, paint

• digraph ay—tray, birthday, say, hay, gray, pray, May

• digraph long ea—read, tea, feast, peace, peanut, eat, treat

• digraph short ea—head, dread, feather, bread, spread, sweater, breakfast

• digraph ee—feed, seed, sleep, bee, cheese, tree, three

• digraph igh—mighty, fight, lightbulb, night, light, bright, right

• digraph oa—oaf, toast, float, coat, boat, toad, soap

• digraph ow—wheelbarrow, bow, snowman, shadow, pillow, elbow, snow

• diphthong ow—lower, owl, cowboy, towel, clown, frown, shower

• diphthong ou—house, sprout, snout, cloud, mouse, out, groundhog

• diphthong long oo—root, school, zoo, balloon, broom, igloo, mushroom

• diphthong short oo—hook, book bag, foot, cookie, looking, book, football

• diphthong oy—annoy, oyster, destroy, cowboy, ahoy, toys, joy

*Answer key included in Packet 2.

Total Pages
187 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one-syllable words.
Know spelling-sound correspondences for additional common vowel teams.
Decode regularly spelled two-syllable words with long vowels.
Identify words with inconsistent but common spelling-sound correspondences.


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