If you’re teaching digraph sounds you’re in the right place! Our ay Digraph Activities are engaging and hands-on phonics teaching resources that are guaranteed to make phonics fun for students from kindergarten to first grade! Want to Know How To Teach Digraphs? Then check out this amazing library of teaching resources. From Digital games online to hands-on vowel playdough mats, ‘I Spy’ mats and sort and write literacy centres. There’s something for any type of learner!
You’ll also get a quick guide to explain what digraphs are, how and when to teach them to your kids! Read on to find out more!
So what is a Digraph?
- A digraph is a combination of two letters that make a single sound like ch in chick or watch.
- Digraph sounds are different to the individual sounds of the letters. They cannot be sounded out, which means they need some explicit teaching or they can hinder student reading fluency.
- They can be made up of vowels or consonants and are taught as part of phonics programs in Kindergarten, Reception, Preps and First Grade.
- They are not found just at the beginning of words, they can also be in the middle or make the final sound in words too.
- They are often confused with ‘Blends’- Digraphs are not blends because each sound of the 2 letters can still be heard.
- There is no ‘Ch’ blend- other blends include: bl, br, cl, cr, dr, fl, fr, gl, gr, pl, pr, sc, sl, sm, sp, st, tr
We have put together a stack of teaching resources for you and a list of the ay vowel digraph words used in our resources.
AY Digraph Activities & Teaching Resources
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