Condensed Phonics - 44 Vowel and Consonant Charts

44 vowel and consonant CONDENSED charts displaying each of the 44 sound (phonemes) and related letter patterns (graphemes).

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  • Pop each page into an A4 display book for whole-class reference as you cover each sound. I have reduced the printing size to fit 2 to a page and popped them into a display book for reference with my boys’ homework or when they ask how to spell a word! – We clap out the syllables – listen for the sounds within each syllable – write the grapheme for each sound using the display book as a reference if needed. For example, this morning my 8-year-old wanted to confirm how to spell the word ‘high’ – ok – ‘high’ is 1 syllable 2 sounds – /h/ sound is easy – the /ie/ sound has many options – we quickly looked at the /ie/ chart and decided that ‘igh’ was the best.. this all happens quite quickly after the children practise the flow of this process regularly…)
  • Print them off and place on a coloured backing card – keep as A4 size, enlarge to A5, or reduce the size as small as like and make a booklet (ideal for take-home reference)
  • These are terrific for use during writing editing and for spelling/word study reference. Ideal for display and reference during writing sessions, word study, spelling, shared reading, and general wordplay and literacy activities.
  • Go on a ‘word hunt’ to find words around the room in readers, in library books, in newspapers, magazines, with certain phonic groups and sounds.


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Vowel List (Sample)

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    Comments & Reviews

    • I love your 24 Consonant Sounds (Phonemes) and Related Graphemes cards. I have them all beautifully set up in my classroom to help my Year 2 students learn some tricky spelling patterns. I was wondering though, should you add some other common spelling patterns to the /h/ /x/ /y/ card such as /ks/ as in socks and /wh/ as in who? I find these are words that get used in my classroom a bit and my students cannot find the proper spelling patterns.

      Otherwise, keep up the great work. I love the convenience of your website!!! 🙂

      Comment by Archived Message on February 28, 2013 at 9:35 am

    • Hi Nicky
      Thanks for your comments.
      It is always tricky to know how far to go as the english language has so many exceptions etc. We have tried to just put up the most used ones so as not to have too many which can confuse the kiddies
      Many teachers make up another ”extras” chart to add other sounds to as they need.
      The ks one – I find is really a plural of ”ck” – and I tell the kiddies that socks is s o ck s – to me anyway – you can hear the 2 sounds as ck and s . Just my view though – I find sometimes we can get too caught up on the different sounds that we forget some of the rules such as add an s to make it plural, soft c / g before a vowel and doubling a consonant before adding ing etc etc (we will do these rules up soon)
      I hope that makes sense Nicky – and we appreciate your input.
      Please comment if you feel this is incorrect…..
      Cheers Nicki

      Comment by Archived Message on May 30, 2013 at 7:45 am

    • Hi, I love these new posters and have them up on my wall. The children are always referring to them 🙂 Would it be possible to have x and y on separate charts please – to maintain the consistency of one chart for one sound. Regards

      Comment by Archived Message on June 11, 2013 at 6:34 am

    • This is a fantastic resource! It is more comprehensive than the Thrass charts, and has a lovely, clear layout. Thank you 🙂

      Comment by Archived Message on January 20, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    • I’ve just tried to download the vowel and consonant phonics updated posters, but when I download the consonant posters, they are actually the vowels ones. Could you please check this?

      Comment by Melissa on September 22, 2015 at 5:08 am

      • Should be all good now Melissa…..

        Comment by Donna Cox on September 22, 2015 at 6:27 am

    • I am trying to down load the final consonant blends chart and matching words but every time I click on it it just takes me to the initial consonant blends chart? Am I missing something?!

      Comment by Kate Somoff on January 28, 2018 at 1:24 am

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