A grapheme is a letter or a group of letters that represent a sound (phoneme) in a word. The grapheme 'tch' represents the phoneme /ch/.
Download our Sketch: ‘tch’ sounds activity below.
This activity introduces your child to the grapheme 'tch' with example words and sentences. Sound out each example word. Can you think of any other words with the grapheme 'tch'? This activity has also been designed for handwriting practice.
Common Core alignment:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.2.D Use conventional spelling for words with common spelling patterns and for frequently occurring irregular words.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3.A Know the spelling-sound correspondences for common consonant digraphs (or trigraphs).
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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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