When two letters come together to make one sound, they are called a digraph.
Download our Common Digraphs: sh, ch, th, wh, ck activity below.
This activity outlines common consonant digraphs, with example words using them as beginning sounds and ending sounds.
Common Core Alignment:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3.A Know the spelling-sound correspondences for common consonant digraphs.
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Phonics is the method that helps children build systematic connections between letters and sounds. Phonics has a better impact on children’s reading ability than any other type of reading program. It has also been shown to improve spelling, particularly among Kindergarteners and First Graders.
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