Implement a SOUND DICTIONARY in your classroom! A SOUND DICTIONARY or PHONICS DICTIONARY is an ideal way to reinforce systemic phonics instruction, and build student independence in reading and writing.
This SOUND DICTIONARY complements your SOUND WALL and includes mouth formation pictures, graphemes and word examples.
This Sound Dictionary Includes:
✔ Boy and girl covers
✔ 47 pages, each including: phoneme, mouth formation image, picture and word for common grapheme, most common graphemes
✔ Resource is in blackline
✿Consonants /p/ /t/ /k/ /b/ /d/ /g/ /j/ /f/ /s/ /v/ /z/ /h/ /y/ /w/ /l/ /r/ /m/ /n/
✿Consonant Digraphs /th/ voiced and unvoiced, /ng/ /sh/ /ch/ /wh/ with breath /zh/
✿Vowel Dipthongs /oi/ /ou/
✿Vowel Sounds Influenced by ‘R’ /ur/ /a(r)/ /ā(r)/ /o(r)/
What is a Sound Wall?
A sound wall is organised by sound, helping students to move from speech-print using phonemes (letter sounds), mouth formation(articulation), and recognition of common and uncommon graphemes (letter patterns).
A sound wall is a fantastic tool, easily differentiated for younger and older students. It aids in explicit and systematic phonic instruction, orthographic mapping, spelling and decoding, while also providing students with a working reference wall for reading and writing.
This resource would work for students of all ages!
Here are some possible uses for these in your classroom:
✿ Print as student booklets, or as individual pages to be kept in student binders
✿ Print pages as sounds are learned – display pages on smartboard and complete together – students then choose some of their own words (I do, We do, You do)
✿ include on your learning walls – use singular phonemes within your learning walls and link to assessment vocabulary (eg CVC words for rhyming pairs)
✿ use in conjunction with vocabulary walls and morphemic spelling walls