What Are Phonograms?

Phonogram Definition: Phonograms are one letter or a group of letters that make a sound.

Are you teaching phonics and phonograms? Phonograms can be one letter or a group of letters. You can point out phongrams in some of the books you read out loud. Single letter sounds are usually taught first. I like to mix in a few more than one letter phonograms as early as possible. Start with a few at a time. I like to start with ou, ay, and oo. Once a reader knows and is comfortable with letters working together it becomes natural to learn and look for letters working together to make one sound.

Would you like some free sites to teach phonics?
Progressive Phonics

Would you like some free phonogram flashcards? I'm sharing these phonogram flashcards for you to download and print for free. I've written a post with the link to download and directions to cut. Check out the post, print the flashcards, and check out these other posts to help you teach phonograms.

I hope you find these phonogram flashcards and the high frequency word flashcards I've shared on this blog useful.

Here's a really cool interactive tool I found to review and learn about phonics and spelling patterns. Try it out.



Michelle said...

Thank you for those flashcards! I have a daughter that was resistant to the phonograms in the beginning of the year when her teacher introduced them. I would work on them every night with her and on the weekends double time. Now she has surpassed the 1st grade reading level and is 75% done with the second grade reading book. She is only in Kindergarten! It's amazing how quickly they pick it up once they absorb it properly!

Michelle said...

I'm so glad they were helpful.
Your daughter's reading growth is amazing. I bet she'll have a lot of fun reading this summer. I read an article this year somewhere about not pushing kids into all chapter books too soon. Some are great, but picture books are so beautiful and have great stories and messages.
I hope you go to the library this summer and get stacks of books that your daughter wants to read even if they are below her reading level.
I'm sure you've "heard" me say, "If a book has more than one in ten hard words it is considered at a reader's frustration level. This is a book where a child will need a lot of support have it read to them.
Thanks for the comment and thanks for following my blog.