Finally you are ready to put it all together and practice the sounds again. Say the sound 3 times, say the picture clue, then the letter. EX: /gl/ /gl/ /gl/ glove (say all this while pretending to put on a glove)
The most exciting part of my Physical Phonics Blends and Digraphs resource is the movement! I created instructional videos that you can use to learn all of the movements, but the students really enjoy watching the video and playing along. The video is in alphabetical order, so if you teach the sounds in a different order, you can quickly just scroll to the sound you are teaching that day. The first part of the video works on blends, then I take a break and tell students it’s turn to learn their digraphs. You can these videos with students in whole group, small group, or let them watch it during center time on your computer to give them extra practice.
These students strips will be a great resource for your students that they can keep in their folders or you can throw into center tubs.
I also made some simple cards with just the blends/digraph letters.
Here’s what the inside of the book looks like. Each page has the picture clue and the blend or digraph at the top. If you want to differentiate this activity, you can have your students draw pictures that start with that sound, they could just write words for that sound, or they can do both. Use these in centers, during writing time, or while you are teaching them the new sound. When you are finished they will have yet another resource to refer to when they are working on blends and digraphs.