Thank you for your interest in the Word Building: Diphthongs pack! This material will assist you as you teach children to spell words containing the most common diphthongs (au, aw, ew, oi, oo, ou, ow, & oy). Please note: y and w function as vowels within diphthongs, so they are colored as vowels within this material.
The pack includes:
1) TEN sets of Diphthong Picture Mats (one picture mat per diphthong).
2) Picture Cards (to cut apart) for word building without the mats (i.e., for floor work on a Montessori rug).
3) Control Charts (correct answers) for self-correction of work by the child. Vowels and consonants are offered in both blue and red. Print the Control Charts that are consistent with your educational environment.
Two sizes of the complete Moveable Alphabet are included. The Small Moveable Alphabet is intended to be used with the Picture Mats (for Language Arts centers or table work) and the Large Moveable Alphabet is ideal for word building with the cut-apart Picture Cards (i.e., for floor work on a Montessori rug or table work using a small placemat). Vowels and consonants are offered in both blue and red, so print the version that is consistent with your educational environment. Uppercase letters, lowercase letters, extra vowels, and punctuation are included in the file, which are useful for word building of complete sentences when the child is ready for more challenge. I have found it helpful to store moveable alphabet letters in a plastic craft storage box with compartments for each letter.
As a bonus, the pack includes several options for writing practice of the words in Sets 1-10. The writing practice includes options for 1) tracing without lines, 2) writing on a single line, 3) tracing on primary lines, and finally 4) writing on primary lines. These options offer many opportunities for writing practice for children at various stages in writing development. The writing practice pages can be cut apart on the lines to create mini-books, which children love (print the “actual size” and you won’t need to trim the edges)!
Please note: The Word Building: Diphthongs pack contains the same pictures as the Picture-Word Match: Diphthongs pack, also available in my store. Different skills (i.e., spelling and reading, respectively) are practiced when using each of the materials. Multiple sets are provided so that sets can be rotated.
The purchase of one license of this product allows for single teacher, single classroom use. Please purchase multiple licenses if the product will be used in multiple classrooms or schools.
I hope you find the Word Building: Diphthongs pack helpful!
With much gratitude,