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Vowel Pair ai ay : The A Team Cheerleaders Phonics Friends

Grade Levels
1st, Homeschool
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  1. Are you looking for fun, engaging, hands on activities to teach those tricky phonics sounds? If so, then these PHONICS FRIENDS are for you! These Phonics Friends and the included activities add lots of fun and engagement to learning phonics sounds! To get a preview of what Phonics Friends are, CLICK
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  2. Are you looking for a resource to make your phonics instruction engaging for your students? If so, then Phonics Friends are for you! This GROWING BUNDLE includes VOWEL PAIRS/TEAMS Phonics Friends for ee/ea, ai/ay, oa/ow, ui/ew/ue. What are Phonics Friends?Each week your students meet a new Phonics F
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Are you looking for a resource to make your phonics instruction engaging for your students? If so, then Phonics Friends are for you!

What are Phonics Friends?

Each week your students meet a new Phonics Friend that help them learn the weekly sound through engaging games, activities, and LOTS of hands on learning! Each day is focused on different skills to engage and excite your students.

Phonics Friends include:

New Phonics Friend

Daily Lesson Plans (aligned to the First Grade TEKS and Common Core)

Week at a Glance

Focus, Objective, and Weekly Words

Daily Phonological and Phonemic Awareness warm ups (Phoneme Riddles)

Direct Teach Lessons

Guided Practice Lessons that are engaging and hands on

Independent Practice Activities that are interactive

Word Work Stations that correspond to the daily lesson

Home Connections that are fun for additional practice

Skills included in this AI/AY resource:

Sound Isolation

Blending Phonemes

Segmenting Phonemes

Phoneme Manipulation

Phoneme Deletion

Word Fluency


Games and Activities included in this AI/AY resource:

Sort it Out (sorting words)

Sounds on the Field (segmenting sounds)

Table Races (word dictation)

Tic-Tac-Read (blending sounds/word reading)

Touchdown! (word reading)

The A Team Cheerleaders Craftivity and story/spelling rule

Pompom Sort (sorting pictures by ai/ay)

Heads or Tails (interactive word building)

Roll and Color (interactive blending/spelling)

What’s That Word? (interactive sound blending/reading)

Spell Check (assessment)

Word Work Station Activities included in this AI/AY resource:

Make it Monday (Making Words Puzzles)

Tell Me Tuesday (Build It Mats)

Write it Wednesday (Write the Room)

Thinking Thursday (Spin and Find)

Fun Friday (Sound Dominos)

Home Connection Activities included in this AI/AY resource:

Wrapping Up Sounds Bracelets

Spin and Build

Trace, Write, and Match

Smash and Match

Sound Master Award

Check out the PREVIEW for a sample look at what is included OR see the BLOG POST with a closer look at what's included.

This resource is also availble in the following BUNDLE:

Phonics Friends GROWING BUNDLE

Looking for other phonics skills? Check out my other Phonics Friends HERE.

Please know that by purchasing this resource you are purchasing the rights to use these activities in a single classroom. If you plan to share this resource with other teachers, additional license(s) will need to be purchased.

Keywords: ai ay, ai ay activities, vowel digraphs, vowel pairs, vowel teams, spelling activities, word building activities, first grade lesson plans, phonics activities, phonics lesson plans, phonics, word work

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Know final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds.
Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Segment spoken single-syllable words into their complete sequence of individual sounds (phonemes).
Isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single-syllable words.


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