Part 3 Flashcards – younger learners

Teaching flashcards:  Part 3 flashcards contain picture, sound and word cards for the alternative spellings of short vowels, consonants and silent letters. They also include Part 1 vowel and consonant (master) flashcard sets for review and as a basis for exploring their alternative spellings. The sound cards for the alternative spellings are coloured orange and green (for silent letters) to differentiate them from the Part 1 blue sound cards.

These cards are used for blending and segmenting of sounds and encoding of words as with Parts 1 and 2 flashcards. They are also used for review of spellings and in fun flashcard games requiring recall of alternative spellings. They have an important place in each lesson plan and should be used prior to workbook activity.

The cards are suitable for young and older learners. Teachers can select fewer cards for young or Tiers 2 and 3 learners if necessary.

Short vowel /u/ with alternative spellings (Set 14)

Basic sound /u/most common spelling

Basic sound /u/ alternative spelling /a/

Basic sound /u/ alternative spelling /o/

Consonant /j/ with alternative spellings (Set 15)

Basic sound /j/most common spelling

Basic sound /j/ alternative spelling /g/

Basic sound /u/ alternative spelling /dge/

Consonant digraph with alternative spelling (Set 16)

Basic sound /sh/ most common spelling

Basic sound /sh/ alternative spelling /ti/

Consonant /n/ with silent letter /k/ (Set 17)

Basic sound /n/ most common spelling

Basic sound /n/ alternative spelling /kn/

Note: Word cards are for recognition of key sound only in the early stages. Learners are not asked to decode words with unfamiliar sounds.

Assessment flashcards: The flashcards are used for oral assessment or ‘phonics check’ at the end of each set of 5 sounds. They contain letter sounds and words learned in the previous and current sets. They are used to test knowledge of alternative spellings for same sounds, and silent letters, along with pronunciation, blending and segmenting skills. The assessments are straightforward to administer. The cards are to be used in conjunction with the written assessment and Part 3 Assessment Guide which also contains copies of all cards.

The cards are suitable for young and older learners. Teachers can select simpler cards for younger or Tiers 2 and 3 learners if necessary, as indicated in the Guide.

Finest quality: These are high quality durable gloss laminated A5 and A6 cards with dividers. The A5 size cards can be used with larger groups and a display board and the A6 size cards are suitable for small group or individual teaching using a flat surface.
The A5 flashcards fit into a custom made ring binder.
The A6 flashcards fit neatly into a square 2-litre household container.

Part 3 flashcards for Older Learners – See Intervention