Phonics anchor charts and blends charts are a great way to teach difficult concepts to beginning readers. Keep them around the classroom, and your students will be able to use them independently for increased confidence and learning!
Here are 20 blends and phonics anchor charts we love.
1. Silent E
Source: 1 and 2 With Mr. Su
Students will love putting words to the test both with a silent e on the end and without. Have students hold up a floating e so they recognize both words.
2. Hard and Soft C
Source: Mrs. Jones’s Class
The different sounds made by the letter C can definitely be tricky to understand. You might have your students help you create this anchor chart, coming up with words that fall into both categories.
3. Row Your Boat
Source: Shining and Sparkling in First Grade
We like how this anchor chart puts vowel digraphs that make the same sound side by side.
4. Explaining Consonant Blends
Source: Consonant Blends/The Inspired Apple
When you work on consonant blends, have students compare each letter’s sound individually. Then have them pay close attention to what happens when they blend together.
5. Beginning Blends
Source: The Mall-ard Kindergarten Marquee
The best part of this chart is that you can add blends as you introduce them in class.
6. Double E Tree
Take one single concept, like the double e, and come up with every single word that it applies to.
7. Vowel Pairs
Use this anchor chart to help define the rule, and then encourage your students to come up with their own examples to add.
8. Recipes for Blends
Source: Smitten With First
A cute analogy that will encourage students to try different letters together, creating and testing their own word “recipes” too.
9. It’s Owl Right
Source: Mrs. Jump’s Class
This cute owl chart shows students the many words that contain an “ow” sound, whether it’s spelled “ow” or “ou.”
10. The Many Ways to Spell the Long A Sound
Source: Hello Literacy
One of the trickiest things about phonics for students to learn is how the same sound can be spelled lots of different ways. It helps to see side-by-side examples, like in this anchor chart that describes the different spellings of the long A sound.
11. Bring in the Blender
Source: Tales of a Teacherista
Put the current blends you are studying “in the blender.” Cute!
12. The H Brothers
We love how this anchor chart creatively shows the different sounds digraphs containing the letter H make.
13. The Bandit Y
Source: First Grade Fresh
Try this anchor chart to help your kids learn how tricky Y can be!
14. Pairs, Digraphs, and Diphthongs
Source: Mrs. Gillespie’s Thoughts
What are the differences between these vowel pairs, anyway?
15. Sounds of G
Source: Glitzy in 1st Grade
Is it a hard G? Is it a soft G? Students will easily learn the difference between the two and get great examples too.
16. Ow vs. Oa
This chart shows the differences between words that contain a long O sound. We like how the beginning and ending blends are highlighted too.
17. Phonics Charts for Every Digraph
Source: The Inspired Apple
We love the idea of creating different phonics charts for each digraph you are studying and adding words as you learn them.
18. Lesson From a Pirate
Source: Mrs. A’s Kindergarten
Get your pirate voice ready because you’re definitely going to want to use it when you go over words with “ar” in them.
19. Long I Storytelling
Source: Tied Up With String
It’s fun to write a class story or poem using a certain sound as many times as possible.
20. Bossy R
Practice saying “Bossy R” words with your students. It really helps them to hear it said out loud.
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