Phonics

the phoneme /sh/: Practice

Phonics, Phonemes, Graphemes, Blending and Segmenting, Decoding and Encoding, Phonemic awareness, Early reading, Letters and Sounds, ELA K-2, ELA Kindergarten, ELA 1st Grade

Phonics

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overview

A phoneme is the smallest unit of sound. Each different sound in a word is a phoneme, and each phoneme is represented by a grapheme (a letter or group of letters).

Download our Flush: /sh/ sounds activity below to boost phonemic awareness.

This activity introduces your child to the phoneme /sh/ with example words and sentences. Sound out each example word. Can you think of any other words with the phoneme /sh/? This activity has also been designed for handwriting practice.

Common Core Alignment:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.3 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.K.2.C Write a letter or letters for most consonant and short-vowel sounds (phonemes).

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3.A Know the spelling-sound correspondences for common consonant digraphs.

Activities

Phoneme /sh/ activity

Sample Pack

Phonics sample pack

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Deep Dive

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.

To find out more, read our Deep Dive into Phonics report. This report provides an easy-to-understand overview of phonics and phonemic awareness - why they are important and how they are taught in the classroom - and explains all the relevant terminology. It's perfect for sharing with colleagues, friends, and to Google Classroom!

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