A digraph is two letters that make one sound.
Digraphs can occur at the beginning, middle or end of a word. A digraph can be made up of either vowels or consonants. Consonant digraphs are two letters that make a single sound at the beginning, middle or end of a word. Examples of consonant digraphs are:
At the beginning of a word
ch as in chat
ph as in phone
sh as in ship
th as in thick
wr as in write
In the middle of a word
ph as in nephew or dolphin
th as in another or weather
At the end of a word
ch as in touch
ck as in sock
ph as in graph
sh as in flash
Consonant Digraph Wheels
Download the Digraph Wheels [CH, QU] below, cut out (laminate first or cut out and glue onto a piece of cardboard or print out on cardstock) and attach a spinner. See Answer Key for the names of the pictures. For spinner ideas, see below. More to follow…
Beginning Students – Take turns spinning the spinner and see how many consonant digraph words you can guess by looking at the pictures.
Middle Students – See if you can find the word card that matches the picture your spinner lands on. Write the word down. Teachers: Cut out the matching word cards for each wheel.
Advanced Students – Spin the spinner and write down the name of the picture your spinner lands on.
How to Make A Homemade Cardboard Game Spinner
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Look up plastic “Game Spinners” or “Arrow Spinners” on Amazon