Phonics

Vowel teams chart

Phonemic awareness, Phonemes, Graphemes, Vowel Blends, Vowel Digraphs, Phonics games, Decoding and Encoding, Early Reading, Handwriting practice, ELA K-2, ELA 1st Grade, ELA 2nd Grade

Phonics

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OVERVIEW

Two vowels can work together as a vowel team. This is called a digraph, when two letters make a single sound.

This is called a digraph, when two letters make a single sound. The first vowel in the team is bold. It says its name, making a long vowel sound. The second vowel in the team is shy. It stays silent.

Download our Vowel teams chart below.

This chart introduces vowel teams, their pronunciations, and example words with illustrations.

Activities

Vowel teams chart

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Phonics is the method that helps children build systematic connections between letters and sounds. Phonics has a better impact on children’s reading ability than any other type of reading program. It has also been shown to improve spelling, particularly among kindergarteners and first graders.

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