Here is another fantastic phonics resource: Phoneme Pop. Again, it will be useful for those of you that are not familiar with phonetic pronunciations.
Simply click on a level of your choice. You will be told which “phoneme” you are targeting. It’s “c” in the example below.
Jargon Buster: a phoneme is the smallest, distinct, unit of sound. Basically every letter sound in the alphabet
Unfortunately, Phoneme Pop doesn’t follow the Jolly Phonics teaching order. It does, however, include digraphs.
Jargon Buster: Digraphs are actually pretty simple to understand. Thank of it this way: 2 letters that come together to make one sound.
Let’s look at this in greater detail, taking 2 “phonemes” (individual letter sounds)
- s and h
- The phoneme s makes a “ssss”sound as in snake
- The phoneme h makes a “huh” sound as in hug
- When these 2 letters are combined they make one sound “shhhhhhhh”e.g shop, ship, rush…. Sh is a digraph.
You can see that Digraphs are introduced from Set 3 on:
Click here to play Phoneme Pop.
Miss Mernagh 🙂