Phoneme-Grapheme Mapping external image 6a0134863096e6970c0148c7c00be7970c-320wiThe purpose of this instructional routine is to have students practice matching phonemes (sounds) to the graphemes (letters and letter combinations) that are used to represent each sound. This routine improves both decoding and spelling skills.

Materials:

fuzzy balls
pencil

download this mapping grid:


Remember:

  • Always use one sound per box.

  • Spell words going left to right.

  • Spell words conventionally- no invented/developmental spelling


Tricky patterns:


    • digraphs (one box)

    • blends (two boxes)

    • ququ (two boxes, close together)

    • xx(across two boxes)

  • Silent-e is mapped as having the silent-e in the corner of the box with the final consonant



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Directions

1. Say the word, one at a time, from the list below. Lay out the fuzzy balls for the number of sounds in the word, one sound per box.

2. Then, box-by-box, write in the grapheme (letter) as you name the letter for each phoneme aloud. Pick up the fuzzy ball before you write the grapheme.

3. Write the word next to the number at the bottom of the page.





Map these words on your grid: external image phonemicawareness.JPG

mop

bugs
flash
wax
quit
ring
smoke
brag
bomb
catch