Sound Spelling Teaching Cards

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The most effective way to launch children into reading is by explicitly teaching the ways that sounds and letters correspond.  Our Sound Spelling Teaching Cards teach children to listen to the sounds in words, and then equip them to spell those sounds. With these new skills, children will be equipped to quickly analyze and read new words. This method is *research-based and has been tried and tested with children from Kindergarten through middle school with amazing results. The multisensory approach reaches children with differing learning strengths including visual, kinesthetic/tactile, and auditory.



Why Sound Spelling Teaching Cards

Sound Spelling Teaching Cards are powerful and comprehensive teaching tools because spellings for all the sounds in the English language are included. The sound spellings are embedded in pictures which serve as visual cues for students who are learning how to spell the sounds they hear, while also providing teaching hints for instructors. We have provided a unit for you to experience first-hand with your students.

With Sound Spelling Teaching Cards, you will be equipped to effectively teach 154 sound spellings, word structure, spelling, and enhance reading comprehension. Sound Spelling Teaching Cards include all sound spellings that are not a basic sound. Any time a letter represents a different sound or is combined with other letters to make a new sound together, there is a card. There are also multiple cards for each sound. For example, Long O has 8 cards representing the 8 different ways to spell Long O.

Sound Spelling Teaching Cards come in their own specially made box for easy storage. This product includes a detailed Quick Start Guide with directions on where to start when you receive your cards!

What's included

154 Sound Spelling Cards, Including:
- Short Vowels
- Long Vowels
- Diphthongs
- Short & Long OO
- R-Controlled Spellings
- Digraphs
- /ZH/, /NG/, /NGK/, /F/, /G/, /H/, /J/, /K/, /L/, /M/, /N/, /KW/, /R/, /S/, /T/, /Z/
- Dividing Tabs and Directions

 How to use

  • Select one sound spelling to teach. For example, Long A sound spellings. Look behind the tab called Long Vowel Sounds (card #43) and find the 8 Long A cards showing the eight ways to spell Long A.
  • Notice on the Long Vowel Spellings tab that each spelling has a Key Word. Key Words are well-known words that serve as examples of each sound spelling. You can say "AI as in rain” and then find other words match that sound spelling: “wait, pail, mail, snail, hail, main, stain,” etc.
  • Display all 8 cards for Long A, but focus on one spelling at a time. Displaying all the sound spellings help children orient themselves to the fact that this family of spellings all make the same sound. If they have the chance to see them all in one place, it helps them as they read to locate a new word within the group.
  • For each spelling, you may cut a long strip of paper and write the Key Word at the top. Then as your children find other words with AI in them, they can write them on the strip which you will have displayed for them.
  • Alternately, your students can keep notebooks that contain the words they are collecting for each sound spelling.

Pair with

The Illustrated Book of Sounds & Their Spelling Patterns

Sound Spelling Display Cards

Or get all three products in a Kit and save.



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