Double Letters ‘NG’ Digraph Student Activity Page Phonics Free Language Printable

This double letters ng student activity page phonics learning printable is great for preschool children. Use this language resource to create hands-on learning-to-read activities for your students and ng phonogram activities.

Hand-on Phonics Activities

Montessori classrooms incorporate a variety of hands-on phonics activities to engage young learners. One such activity involves using sandpaper letters to introduce the sounds of each letter. Children can trace the letters while saying the corresponding sounds to enhance their understanding of phonics. Another activity involves matching picture cards to their corresponding initial sound letters. This helps children learn to associate sounds with letters and develop early reading skills. For a more tactile approach, teachers can create a sensory bin filled with small objects that start with different letters, encouraging students to practice identifying and saying the corresponding sounds. These engaging activities make learning phonics fun for Montessori students.

The green series in phonics is an important step in learning to read in a Montessori classroom. This series focuses on advanced phonetic patterns and helps children develop fluency in reading. To support learning, teachers can use activities such as word building with moveable alphabet letters, sound blending and segmenting with picture cards, and phonetic object boxes where children match objects with their corresponding phonetic sounds. These learning activities are designed to promote hands-on engagement, foster independent learning, and provide opportunities for peer collaboration which are essential components of learning in a Montessori classroom.

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The Montessori step-by-step presentation for the Green Series learning to read activities includes introducing the child to the vowels and their corresponding sounds, followed by the consonants. Then, the child learns how to blend two-letter and three-letter words using the Montessori Pink Series. Next, the child progresses to the Montessori Blue Series for three-letter and four-letter words before moving on to the Green Series for longer words. The child is given multiple opportunities to practice and read aloud, with the teacher providing guidance and support as needed. The activities are designed to be hands-on and engaging, ensuring that the child develops a solid foundation in reading.

Here are five hands-on activities that can help preschoolers learn how to read using the Montessori approach:

  1. Sandpaper Letters: children trace the letters with their fingers while saying the sound each letter makes.
  2. Sound Boxes: children match objects with the same beginning sounds and place them in separate boxes.
  3. Moveable Alphabet: children use wooden letters to form words and phrases, increasing their phonemic awareness.
  4. Sight Words with Flashcards: children learn to recognize common sight words by sight and associate them with images.
  5. Reading Corner: create a cozy area with a comfortable rug, pillows, and a selection of books that will encourage children to enjoy reading and develop a love for books.

Double Letters NG Digraph Student Activity Page Phonics Language Printable

Present these materials to assist children in recognizing and using digraphs in words, including sandpaper letter activities, moveable alphabets, and word-building exercises. By learning digraphs through this method, children develop their reading and writing skills, as well as their ability to identify and articulate sounds in words.

Age: Preschool ages 2.5 – 5 years

Subjects and uses in the classroom: Phonics, Digraphs, Double Sandpaper Letters Extensions, Language Centers, Fine motor, Prereading

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This activity page contains many fun, quick, and engaging hands-on exercises. Children are prompted to practice letter formation, identify words that contain the digraph, color, trace, and identify the digraph. The poster also has a visual demonstration of the pronunciation. The complementary sheet also contains images and labels for additional matching work and cutting exercise strips with the digraph ng.

Print on cardstock and laminate if you wish to reuse it, or print a black and white version for each student to complete. Gather pencils, crayons, pegs or counters, scissors, play dough, or some loose parts for children to build the digraph ng.

Present the phonogram and invite the child to say the sound correctly following the prompt, trace or build the digraph, color, match the picture to the picture and the word to the word, trace it, clip pegs onto correct boxes, and practice cutting.

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