Phonic Infographics: one spelling - alternative sounds
When kids learn to read they soon come across the difficult concept that one spelling can represent more than one sound. For example: the letter <a> in 'cat', represents a number of other sounds, e.g. /o/ in 'want' or /e/ in 'any'. A good phonics program will include this difficult concept. Here are some easy-to-understand infographics to print and use in the classroom to teach this difficult concept. When students sort words into 'teams' they will soon discover that some words can be pronounced in both ways!