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Word Study List - Consonant Digraphs

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: 1 - 2

Cover consonant digraphs in the classroom with a printable list of digraph words.

Extend Phonemic Awareness with This Consonant Digraphs List

Consonant digraphs are two-letter consonant combinations that create one phoneme (sound). They can be found at the beginning, in the middle, or at the end of words. This list of 50 words containing some of the more common consonant digraphs in the English language has been compiled to assist you in implementing your phonics program in your classroom. It includes words containing the following consonant digraphs:

Digraph Examples Included

  • sh (as in show)
  • ch (as in chain)
  • th (as in think)
  • wh (as in what)
  • ph (as in phone)

Multiple Applications for This Consonant Digraphs List

This list of words containing prefixes can be used in numerous ways to support the diverse needs of your learners during your literacy sessions. Here are some of our suggestions:

Consonant Digraphs Challenge

Place the students into small groups. Provide them with large pieces of poster paper and markers. Provide each group with a different consonant digraph from the list. Challenge the students to write down as many words as they can think of that contain their assigned consonant digraph within a set time period, e.g five minutes. The group that comes up with the most words is the word list champion!

Individual practice

Send the lists home so your students can revise decoding (reading) and encoding (spelling) the words on the list. Be sure to include only words containing letter-sound correspondences you have already addressed in class.

Digraph List Assessment

Use the word list as a progress monitoring tool to keep track of your students’ phonemic awareness and to identify the consonant digraphs that require further review.

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