We have already learned that the letter f can make the /f/ sound. There are other letters that also make the /f/ sound.
Introduce the /F/ Sound
Look at the pictures below. Point to the letters making the /f/ sound to review this spelling pattern. The goal of this activity is to help the nonreader make the connection between the letter and the sound it makes. A reader will need to read the word to the nonreader. More examples are in our Learning to Read workbook.
The letters ff can also make the /f/ sound. Look at the pictures below. Point to the letters making the /f/ sound.
The letters ph make the /f/ sound in words that originate from Greek roots. Look at the pictures below. Point to the letters making the /f/ sound.
The letters gh can make the /f/ sound in words that come from German and Old English. Look at the pictures below. Point to the letters making the /f/ sound.
Practice the /F/ Sound
The best way we can remember the sounds letters make is to practice. Our Learning to Read workbook has cards you can use to practice with the letters that make the /f/ sound. You can also make your own notecards to practice letters and sounds. Just a few minutes of practice a day will make a huge difference!
Congratulations! You can now read more words! You can practice reading the words on the chart.
You can also practice writing words that make the /f/ sound. Make sure you follow explicit handwriting instructions to ensure you are writing efficiently. Writing efficiently is a huge part of building writing stamina.
You can use this video to prepare for a lesson with your student, or your student can work with the video independently.
LEARNING TO READ PROGRAM
Take your learning to the next level with our Learning to Read Workbook!
Learning to read is a systematic process that requires explicit instruction. Our learning to read program breaks down every sound students need to know to learn how to read. Every step of the program includes picture examples, sound practice, reading practice, and writing practice.
The best part of the program is that anyone who is a competent reader can help a student through the program. Use our webpages, videos, and the pages in the workbook to guide your student’s learning. Students work through the program at their own pace. This is a perfect supplement to what students are learning in school.