Are you looking for a fun way to your kinesthetic learners up and moving while they practice identifying digraphs? In this Beginning Digraph Write The Room activity, your kids will say the sound that a picture starts with and write or dot the ch, sh, and th on their recording sheet. It’s an engaging and entertaining phonics activity for beginning readers!
Beginning Digraph Write The Room Activity:
What is a Digraph? A digraph is two letters that make one sound. Some common digraphs are ch, ph, sh, th and wh. Words can begin or end with digraphs but some are found only at the beginning such as kn. Learning digraphs can be very difficult for children. They have to listen very closely to each individual sound in words when they are learning to read and spell words with digraphs.
Getting Ready To Use The Beginning Digraph Write The Room Activity:
- 18 Digraph Picture Cards (6 ch, 6 sh, 6 th cards)
- 2 Recording Sheets
What Else Is Needed:
To prepare this write the room activity, enter your email address below to automatically download and print the picture cards and recording sheets. I like to print my resources on white card stock, because it is more durable. But, you can use copy paper too. Next, laminate the cards so you can reuse this activity over and over. Then, cut the picture cards apart. Finally, tape the picture cards around your classroom room or house.
How To Use The Beginning Digraph Write The Room Activity:
To begin this write the room activity, your kids will walk around the room and find a picture card. They will then say the sound that the picture begins with such as “sheep begins with sh.”
Next, your children will mark the sound on the recording sheet for the number matching the number on the picture card. For example, the picture of “sheep” has the number 13, so your kids will mark “sh” on the number 13 spot on the recording sheet.
There are two different recording sheets. On the first one, your children will mark the digraph. They can use crayons, dot markers, or stickers. On the other recording sheet, your kids will write the digraph.
This Beginning Digraph Write The Room activity is a fun way for kids to practice identifying digraphs ch, sh, and th. This phonics activity is also great for getting your children up and moving around the room. (Perfect for cold, snowy days!)
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