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Phonics Diphthongs

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Diphthongs are two adjacent vowels that make a new sound.

When children encounter a vowel whose sound changes next to another vowel, they are unsure how to pronounce them. They see two vowels and try to make the first one a long vowel sound. Plus, w and y are sometimes vowels, which can adds to the confusion.

Practicing diphthongs help children learn to spell because they learn different sound patterns.



Diphthong Au|Aw Sound Mini Word Wall (Pack of 2)

The laminated Mini Word Walls set uses integrated learning to teach phonetic spelling patterns.   This two pack includes aw|au word practice. Use again and again to spell diphthong words when children encounter them during reading and writing. $4.45


Diphthong Oi|Oy|Ow|Ou|Oo Sound Mini Word Wall (Pack of 5)

The Mini Word Walls sets use the BK Method of integrated learning teaches word sounds, and not just rules.  This six pack includes oi|oy|ow|ou Mini World Walls. Plus, two cards for the long and short u sound made by /oo/ sound. Practice spelling with diphthong over and over again when children encounter them during reading and writing. $7.50


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