How to Teach the Digraph SH: 5 Best Tips for Teaching
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How to Teach the Digraph SH: 5 Best Tips for Teaching

Learn all about how to teach consonant digraph SH. Below are five best tips for teaching SH so that kids quickly recognize, read, and spell the /sh/ sound in words. Plus, get a FREE Digraph SH poster that kids will love! What is a Consonant Digraph? A consonant digraph is when two consonants come together…

215+ Long U Vowel Sound Words (Free Printable Lists)
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215+ Long U Vowel Sound Words (Free Printable Lists)

Learn all about the Long U sound, including the 2 sounds long U can make. Then, grab yourself two printable pdf lists with over 215 long U vowel sound words, organized by sound and spelling pattern. All About Long U In our previous long vowel posts, we’ve consistently said that the rule for long vowels…

L-Blends Worksheets (6 Free Printables!)
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L-Blends Worksheets (6 Free Printables!)

Get six free worksheets to help children gain command of consonant blends that include the letter L. Included are targeted words with these beginning L-blends: bl, cl, fl, gl, pl, and sl. What are Blends? Consonant blends (sometimes called consonant clusters) are two or more consonants next to each other, with each consonant sound clearly…

131+ Long O Vowel Sound Words (Free Printable List)
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131+ Long O Vowel Sound Words (Free Printable List)

Learn about the five ways to spell the long o sound: o, o-e, oa, ow, and oe. You’ll also get two lists of 131 long o sound words, organized by spelling pattern and syllable type. All About Long O It’s so important to teach students the long vowel rule: Long vowels say their name! Long…

18 Consonant Blends Sentences with Free Worksheets
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18 Consonant Blends Sentences with Free Worksheets

Get 18 decodable sentences organized by S-blends, L-blends, and R-blends for focused phonics practice. Included are 3 FREE printable read-and-match PDF worksheets, each with 6 decodable sentences and matching pictures. Initial Consonant Blends Initial consonant blends are sometimes called beginning blends. They come at the beginning of a word and include two or more consonants…

R-Controlled Vowels Worksheets: 4 Free Printables!
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R-Controlled Vowels Worksheets: 4 Free Printables!

These four free printables help children practice identifying and reading words with r-Controlled vowels. The worksheets include focused practice with AR, ER, IR, OR, and UR patterns. What are r-Controlled Vowels? When a vowel is followed by the letter r, the r takes control of the vowel. The vowel will no longer say its long…