Wordy Worm® Reading provides tools to teach the 72 most common phonograms. Below is a short list of some less common phonograms, many of which come from Old English and Greek words. Introduce these phonograms as your children encounter them in their reading and spelling words.
mn may say /m/
I hum a solemn hymn. (Autumn, column, condemn)
tu may say /ch/
I use my gesture.
(future, nature, capture, mature, fracture, denture)
gh may say /g/
I see a ghastly ghost. (ghost, ghetto, ghoul, ghastly)
gu may say /g/
I guard my guest.
(guide, guard, guess, guitar)
que may say/k/
I have a unique physique. (antique, plaque, torque, technique)
st may say /s/
when followed by le
I moisten my lips and whistle. (listen, castle, fasten, whistle, moisten)