We started learning about digraphs this week, well more specifically the th sound.  I love it when we get to this point of the year.  Once young readers get the concept of combining two letters together to make a new sound, it really opens up their reading world.

We’ve been working on sorting according to the th sound in the beginning of the word or at the end of the word.  First we practiced as a class using a pocket chart.


After some practice as a class, I added a th tub in my word work area.  My students love practicing with paint sticks.  You can read more about how I use paint sticks here.  Once they sort with the paint sticks, they completed a practice page.



I also like to use the H brothers poem that is all over Pinterest.  If you don’t know it, just search H brothers poem.  There is also this anchor chart all over Pinterest, but I can’t find the direct source.


I love this, but let’s be honest.  It’s Halloween week, a full moon, the 50th Day of school and prepping for parent conferences.  I don’t have time to make a cute anchor chart this week!


Maybe next week?

You can find the digraph pack here.  There are sound sorts, sound posters and no prep printables.

Digraphs collage

More Resources

If you are looking for some more digraph practice, check out:

Digraph word work



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