Daily Archives: August 9, 2016

LANGUAGE ARTS – “Vowel Digraph & Diphthong Bundle Packet”

Grades K-4

by Reading on Strawberry Lane

This “Reading Vowel Digraph & Vowel Diphthong Syllables” unit provides 86 word lists vowel digraphs and vowel diphthongs syllable type words. Also, a master word list is included and can be used as a quick reference. A vowel digraph or vowel diphthong is one of the six types of syllables in reading. The lists in this unit include words spelled using vowel teams or vowel/consonant teams to create each vowel sound. These lists of words will help students recognize the vowel digraph or vowel diphthong patterns. Reading will become more manageable for students once they understand syllable types.

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The “10 Vowel Digraph & Diphthong Activities & Games” packet includes 10 activities and games give students a fun way to learn and sort vowel digraph and diphthong syllable words. A vowel digraph is two vowels that spell one of the vowel sounds in the team such as /ea/ spells the –e sound in ‘eat’.  The four diphthongs vowel teams are /ou/, /ow/, /oi/ /oy/. Together these four vowel teams create their own unique sounds. The words used in this packet target the common vowel combinations that create vowel digraphs and diphthongs. The activities/games can be placed in language stations, or they can be played during small groups.

The following activities and games are included in this packet:
1. Color the Rainbow
2. Ghost OUT
3. Move the Mouse to the Cheese
4. Guess the Word
5. Shark
6. Go Fish
7. PIG
8. Old Maid, Old Man
9. Skunk
10. Thirteen Digraph/Diphthong Booklets—These are booklets the students can cut apart, staple, color, and spell the words to match the pictures. The books target :
• digraph ai—rain, tail, snail, paint, mail, air, sailboat, rainbow
• digraph ay—hay, gray, pray, May, birthday, tray, say, pay
• digraph long ea—peace, peanut, eat, treat, tea, read, teacher, feast
• digraph short ea—bread, weather, sweater, breakfast
• digraph ee—bee, cheese, tree, three
• digraph igh—goodnight, light, bright, right
• digraph oa—coat, boat, toad, soap
• digraph ow—shadow, pillow, elbow, snow
• digraph long oo—balloon, broom, igloo, mushroom, pool, root, school, zoo
• digraph short oo—cookie, looking, book, football
• diphthong ou—cloud, mouse, out, groundhog
• diphthong ow—towel, clown, frown, shower
• diphthong oy—cowboy, ahoy, toys, joy





FREE MISC. LESSON – “Sticky Note Collaboration Game: Back to School (Get to Know Your Teacher)”

by Chalkboard Creations

3rd – 6th Grade


Sticky Note Collaboration Game


This is a great Back to School game for the first few days of school! Students are put into small groups and given sticky notes. Individually the students answer questions about their teacher. Then they work together to decide on one answer. Any student who writes the correct answer on his or her individual sticky note earns one point for their team. Any team who write the correct answer on their team sticky note earns 5 points for their team.
This is a great ice breaker activity and helps the students get to know their teacher!
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