Friday

Teach Phonograms with Put Me in the Zoo by Robert Lopshire


Every Friday I will be sharing ways to teach phonograms with free phonogram flashcards.
The last phonogram post I made was titled Teach Phonograms with Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?


Put Me in the Zoo and Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? are two great books to use to teach phonograms. These are books young children will listen to over and over. You can teach new phonograms each time you read these stories.

I suggested teaching a few phonograms at a time. The first phonogram that stands out in both of these books is oo. The phonogram oo can make more than one sound. The least common sound of oo is the sound found in the words: book, look, took, good, and foot. You can tell your child this information, but I think it's best to teach the most common sound first.

If you have a child just getting started with learning phonograms start with oo and show this phonogram in both books as you read these to your child.

Here are the words with the oo phonogram in Put Me in the Zoo by Robert Lopshire.
zoo, too
You could show the word good. It has the oo phonogram, but it makes the least common sound.
You could show the words do, you, and two. They rhyme with the words zoo and too. It's great to show children early that some sounds are spelled differently. This teaches an early reader to be flexible with rules.

Look for more common two letter phonograms from the free phonogram flashcards I shared in an earlier post in this book.

You can combine these flashcards with the high frequency word flashcards I shared on this blog. Once a word or phonogram is taught add it to a pile of flashcard to practice and review.
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