A set of over 180 decodable phoneme segmentation flashcards.
Use these phoneme segmentation flashcards with younger students to help them break up words into individual phonemes.
Each list has a particular phonemic focus, as listed below.
- Red – words that contain the ‘ck’ digraph.
- Turquoise – words that contain the ‘ng’ digraph.
- Yellow – words that contain the digraphs ‘ai’ and ‘ay’ and the split ‘a_e’ digraph.
- Lilac – words that contain the digraphs ‘ee’ and ‘ea’.
- Orange – words that contain grapheme ‘y’, the digraph ‘igh’, and the split digraph ‘i_e’.
- Light Pink – words that contain the grapheme ‘o’, the digraph ‘oa’, and the split digraph ‘o_e’.
- Light Green – words that contain the grapheme ‘f’ and the digraph ‘ff’.
- Brown – words that contain the grapheme ‘l’ and the digraph ‘ll’.
- Magenta – words that contain the digraphs ‘oi’ and ‘oy’.
- Light Blue – words that contain the digraphs ‘ow’ and ‘ou’.
- Teal – words that contain the digraphs ‘ur’, ‘ir’, and ‘er’.
- Dark Green – words that contain the digraph ‘ar’.
- Fuchsia – words that contain the digraphs ‘ew’ and ‘ue’ and the split ‘u_e’ digraph.
How to Use Phoneme Segmentation Flashcards
Children select a card and segment each sound in the word as they tap each black dot on the card, e.g., /c/ /a/ /t/. Afterward, they blend all the sounds back together as they move their finger from left to right, e.g., cat. The dashes noted are digraphs or two consonants that stand together to represent a single sound
These are great to use with your students in guided reading groups!
This resource is available to download in Microsoft Word so you can add your own words to suit your students’ levels. The dots and dashes are individual images that can be copied and pasted to the required position underneath any words added.
The resource is also available to download in Microsoft PowerPoint. An editable slide has been included at the end of each set of words so you can add additional words. The dots and dashes are individual images that can be copied and pasted to the required position underneath any words added.
Use the drop-down menu on the download button to choose the version that will work best for you and your students.
Common Core Curriculum alignment
Distinguish long from short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words.
Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends.
Know the spelling-sound correspondences for common consonant digraphs.
Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.
Know final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds.
Distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one-syllable words.
Know spelling-sound correspondences for additional common vowel teams.
Decode regularly spelled two-syllable words with long vowels.
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Decode multisyllable words.
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