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Vowel Digraphs Poster Pack

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | Years: 1 - 2

Expose your students to the most common vowel digraphs with this set of 24 posters.

Vowel Digraphs… The Ultimate Phonic Teams!

Let’s start with the tricky terminology! In the world of phonics, a digraph is a two-letter combination that creates one sound. The English language consists of both consonant digraphs and vowel digraphs. Some vowel digraphs (also known as vowel ‘teams’) create short vowel sounds, while others create long vowel sounds. It is important for developing readers and writers to understand the sounds these vowel digraphs make. In some cases, the same vowel digraph can make multiple sounds! (Isn’t English grand?)

A Great Addition to Your Classroom Phonics Display

The set of posters highlights a variety of vowel digraphs. Each poster shows the digraph and a variety of words and images containing that digraph. The vowel digraphs included in the poster pack are:

ea (as in bread), ai (as in brain), ay (as in play), a_e (as in tape), ee (as in bee), ea (as in tea), ey (as in keys), i_e (as in bike), ie (as in pie), oa (as in boat), o_e (as in rope), ow (as in snow), oe (as in toe), aw (as in paw), au (as in sauce), oo (as in book), ew (as in flew), ue (as in clue), oo (as in moon), u_e (as in tube), ou (as in mouse), ow (as in cow), oi (as in point), oy (as in boy).

In addition to displaying these posters in your classroom, you might like to try some of these great ideas!

📝 Create a fill-in-the-blank worksheet by removing selections of text.

📂 Place copies in students’ homework folders for reference.

💻 Provide posters as digital resources for virtual students.

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  • Dani Carroll

    Can we have the r controlled vowels made into posters like these?

    • Bronwyn

      Hi Dani, feel free to pop over to the change suggestion tab and lodge your great suggestion so that you'll be informed of any changes to the resource. Have a great day!

  • Julie Eardley

    Hey Could we have these for the trigraphs ear, ure, air please? Thanks!

    • Kristian

      Hi Julie, Thank you for contacting us. Please feel free to submit a change request by visiting the resource page, scrolling down to the comments section, then clicking "Changes & Updates". This will submit a request that other members can vote on. If your request is popular, we will create it! If you have any questions along the way, please let me know. I'm happy to help! Kind regards, Kristian

  • Karen Hurst

    Could you please make 'ow', 'oi', 'ay', 'oo' (as in look), 'ea' (as in pea)? :)

  • amyvan

    can you please add a poster for u-e?

  • Carmen Huszar

    Hi, these are great but can we have them in Vic font as well - thanks!

    • ·

      Hi Carmen, please feel free to download Vic font now also. Kind regards, Scott