Inventive Spelling and Phonics plays a huge role in writing for kindergarten and first grade students. I find anchor charts and a classroom wall dedicated to phonics to come in very handy. Below is an anchor chart for those tricky vowel pairs. I call them Sound Twins ( however there are some triplets too!)
Vowel Pairs Anchor Chart
If you would like to recreate this anchor chart I have saved the clip art I used into a PDF file. Just print, cut, and paste! Click here to download.
Here is the pdf version of the above anchor chart. Click here to download.