The most exciting part of my Physical Phonics Vowel Teams and Diphthongs 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 vowel teams, then I take a break and tell students it’s turn to learn their diphthongs. 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 letters.
Here’s what the inside of the book looks like. Each page has the picture clue and the vowel teams or diphthongs at the top. If you want to differentiate this activity, you can have your students draw pictures that have 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 vowel teams and diphthongs.
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