One key phonemic awareness skill is identifying where we hear sounds in a word. For example, we first teach children to identify the beginning sound as we did with our initial digraph phonemic awareness puzzles. Once children are comfortable with this skill we move on to the final sound. Using these ending digraph phonemic awareness puzzles, your students will practice identifying the ending digraph sound in a set of pictures and build puzzles sorted by ending digraph.
Free Printable Ending Digraph Phonemic Awareness Puzzles
This article includes additional tips and background information about teaching digraphs.
This phonemic awareness activity can be done:
- in whole groups using a pocket chart
- in small groups as part of skill practice
- at literacy centers for additional independent practice
Before expecting students to do this activity independently be sure to review the vocabulary words with them so they are familiar with the words each picture relates to.
Game cards can be placed in a bag or face down in a stack so kids can draw them at random.
The printable also includes an answer key to see the words associated with each picture. This key can be made accessible to students after they’ve completed the activity to check their work if you’d like.
The free download also includes optional recording sheets. These can be used to add in a bit of writing practice and to document student understanding if needed.
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All four games can be downloaded in Google Slides or Seesaw, based on your preference.
These digital games can be used for:
- Distance learning
- Tablet or computer center options in the classroom
- Whole group practice via a class projection device
- Small group instruction with or without technology (printable pages are included)
Also available on Teachers Pay Teachers.