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Digraph Coding Robot Mat

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 11 pages | Years: F - 2

A coding robot mat focusing on different digraphs.

Use this coding robot mat in the classroom to reinforce different digraphs with your students.

Students pick a digraph card, then program their robot to get to the square with the image that corresponds with the digraph shown.

Digraphs included:

  • ow – flower
  • oa – boat
  • sh – fish
  • ur – turtle
  • ee – bee
  • th – earth
  • ar – car
  • oy – boy
  • oo – book
  • ai – rain
  • ng – ring
  • ch – chair
  • ll – bell
  • ph – phone
  • wh – whale
  • ck – duck
  • ir – bird
  • ey – key
  • wr – write

Make sure to check the download options. You have the choice of downloading the full mat. Alternatively, we have included individual tiles with tabs.

If you are having issues with printing selections for the full mat, it is best to use the individual tiles.


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  • Chris Baczkowski

    How do they program their robot. I need more instructions.

    • Chris Baczkowski

      Thank you. I get it now:)

    • Melissa Teach Starter

      Hi Chris, it really depends on what robot you are using as they all differ. This resource was designed to be used with any robot. Students simply pick a digraph card, they then program the robot to move along the mat to the corresponding image. Hope this helps!

  • Cheryl Enders

    Brilliant idea. Look forward to using it.

    • Holly (Teach Starter)

      Glad you like it, Cheryl! Thanks for your lovely comment.