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FREE Printable igh Sound Words Phonics Activity

Practice reading igh sound words with these free printable slide and read activities. This igh words phonics activitiy is perfect for first graders who are working on the igh sound with a fun, engaging activity. Simply print colorful sliders filled with word with igh in them and you are ready to slide, read, and learn! Practice reading igh sound words with these free printable slide and read activities. This igh words phonics activitiy is perfect for first graders who are working on the igh sound with a fun, engaging activity. Simply print colorful sliders filled with word with igh in them and you are ready to slide, read, and learn!

igh Words Phonics

You have got to love English. Some things make perfect sense, while others are just plain confusing. Seriously, to make the long i sound you can have an open door syllable like ____. Or you could add a magic e. For example, kite. Another option would be to use the vowel team “ie” as in pie. Of course, there is the “y” that makes the long i sound at the end of a one-syllable word (cry). And in my own personal opinion, I think that is plenty of options. But we have to explore one more, and this has been a hard one for my kiddos. Another way to make the long i sound is with “igh”. Knowing that only making one sound when you see three letters is hard, I knew we needed lots of practice. So just to practice reading “igh” as “i”, I made word sliders.

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Start by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >>_____<<. The igh vowel team pdf file will open in a new window for you to save your freebie. igh sound words

igh sound words

Though word sliders require a little prep-work, I love that they allow my kiddos to quickly read a list of words. They enjoy it, and they get lots of practice making one specific sound. It is a win-win.
  1. First, print off the sliders you want to use. The last slider focuses on two syllable words. So if that is a little advanced for your reader, you may want to skip that one.
  2. Next, cut out the sliders and letters.
  3. On the dotted lines, use an exacto knife to cut a place for the letters to slide through.
  4. Slide the letters in-between the two cuts you just made, and you are good to go.
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Having three letters together that only makes one sound can stop the flow of even the best reader. So having kiddos practice reading these words in isolation, can be a big help…., especially for our readers who struggle. I love the little story that helps our readers with these crazy letters. It goes something like this: Words with igh in them G and H are friends, and they love seeing their other friend, letter I. Whenever they see their friend, letter I, they are so happy. They are so excited that together they yell his name, I (long i sound). Hopefully, with a little practice reading “ig” words with the word sliders, spelling words with these igh puzzles, and the fun story, your little reader won’t be tricked by these three letters anymore.

Vowel Puzzles FREE Missing Vowels Clip Cards - Help kids fill in the missing letters and practice phonics with Missing Vowels Clip Cards - a fun, hands-on learning activity for prek & kindergartners. These super cute sliders are a fun, effecitve way for first grade and 2nd grade students to learn irregular vowels. Children will have fun with this clever irregular verb activity and parents will love all the irregular verbs practice. Simply print pdf file with irregular verb game and you are ready to play and learn long o followed by ld, lt, and st as well as long o followed by nd and ld.

Vowels Printables

looking for more fun vowel activities and resources to make learning to read and spell words fun? Check these out!

Blends Transportation word family sliders  If your child is working on words ending with ng, you will love this fun ng phonic sound game! Instead of bouring ng words worksheet, make learning phonics skills FUN with this rhyming game featuring ng words. Use this ng sound words with first grade and 2nd graders. Simply download pdf file with word with ng sound and you are ready to play and learn with a free printable rhyming game! FREE TH Worksheets - kids will have fun leanring to read th words in a sentece with this FREE printable for kindergarten, first grade students #thwords #firstgrade #kindergarten Consonant blends puzzles

Blends Activities

Looking for more blends activities for young learners? You will love these resources:

Practice reading igh sound words with these FREE printable slide and read phonics activitiy for first graders.

Words with igh in them

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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