Learn how to make a phonogram for teaching phonics

For this ESL activity you'll need letters. These letters I made from sticking letters onto small pieces of wood. A phonogram is made up of different speech sounds (phonemes), like "ch".

  • Divide your class into groups or teams.
  • Give each team a set of letters.
  • Say, but don't spell a sound, like "ing".
  • Have your students spell it.
  • Have them raise their hands and say it together.
  • You can give the first team to say it correctly a point.

It helps to use what they have been recently taught. So if they were recently taught, "_er", "st_", "ee", etc. use those. It will help if it is familiar to them.

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