There has to be a way to make this a bit more interesting, I was thinking to myself. I didn't want to make a list on the board (lazy, and just the same thing again). I thought about a mind map, but we've done that before.
Brainwave: WordFoto (find it here) app
I wrote the big 'ph' in fat chalk on the board + 'sounds like /f/' & took a quick picture. Then opened up the picture in the wordfoto app. There's a grey toolbar across the bottom.
- crop the pic if necessary; I wanted it nice & tight.
- words - tap this and then select "add a new wrod set >". add each word you want to see in the image as a new item
- style allows you to find a treatment of your picture you are happy with - pre-set transformations of your image as well as adding your word list in different fonts (compare ph set vs wh set below)
- finetune - does exactly that!
NB The images are not intended to be definitive lists of all the words in the English language with ph spellings as /f/, or wh with a silent h. What posting to FB did was generate a blizzard of suggestions though (and some nice exceptions - shepherd & haphazard).
Now I can save these images to my YLs Evernote dossier too, for future reference. How have you exploited WordFoto? Would love to know!