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Learning the Digraphs in Spelling and Sounds


Consonant Digraphs

Consonant Digraphs

When considering a spelling program and how to best help children learn the sounds of the English language. Remember to choose words that help them understand all of the 44 sounds. Part of those 44 sounds include the 'digraphs'. Consonant digraphs are 2 letters combined to form a distinct spelling sound.
The blends are: ch, sh, th and wh.

Here is a list of more of the common words with consonant digraphs that young learners will need to learn:
Print PDF Digraph Word Cards
Print MS Word Digraph Word Cards

Sound: ch like in chew
chew, chop, chips, choice, chance, chain, champ, chase, cheer, cheek, cheat, chase, chalk, choose,

Sound: ch like in touch
touch, each, reach, coach, ditch, ouch, beach, teach, ditch, lunch.

Sound: sh like in shy
shadow, shade, shine, shop, shell, shout, shrub, shut, share, shower. .

Sound: sh like in rush
push, rush, fresh, wish, wash, fish, dish, trash, ash, rash. .

Sound: th like in this
the, then, they, there, their, this, them, these, that, though.

Sound: th like in thin
thin, think, thick, thank, theft, thumb, tooth, truth, with, width .

Sound: wh like in why
why, where, what, when, while, wheel, white, which, wheat, whistle .

Again, for a printable word wall or word card version:
Print PDF Digraphs Word Cards
Print MS Word Dia\graph Word Cards for easy editing in MS Word.

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