Have you seen our Color the Chunk Phonics Pages? They’re great for helping learners find and use word chunks to read words. Today, I’m sharing our Color the Chunk Digraph Pages.
What is a Digraph?
A digraph is two letters that make ONE sound. Digraphs can be formed with vowels (such as ea or ai) or with consonants, like the ones in this pack. Don’t worry…vowel digraphs are coming in this series! 🙂
Color the Chunk: Digraph Pages
Like I’ve said before, one of the most powerful decoding strategies we can teach beginning readers AND older readers is using chunks they know to help them read words. Longer words are mostly made from smaller chunks. And once learners can find those smaller chunks in words, reading longer words usually isn’t as daunting.
Last week, I shared our color the chunk bossy r pages. And today, I’m sharing our color the chunk for digraphs ch, sh, th, & wh. You’ll also find two mixed review pages in the pack!
For the most part, the words on each page are short vowel words. Digraphs can be found at the beginning or end of the words, with the exception of wh.
Learners color the featured digraph chunk and then use that to help them read the entire word aloud. The featured digraph is posted at the top with a key word/picture to help learners remember the digraph’s sound.
**Update: It’s been brought to my attention that one of the sh words I used means something inappropriate for some international readers. I’ve included alternative pages for you on the last two pages of the download.
If you want a way to extend the activity, learners could even pick 6-8 words from the list and either draw a picture to match or write a sentence that includes the word.
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