Reading Elephant released 10 new consonant digraph books to our series. Kids usually learn consonant digraphs in kindergarten. Reading Elephant consonant digraph books systematically introduce the following sounds:
sh as in wish
th as in math
th as in then
ch as in chip
_tch as in match
_ck as in pack
_ng as in song
wh_ as in which
_ink as in pink
_ank as in sank
qu_ as in quick
What are consonant digraphs?
The above sounds like sh, th and ch are sample consonant digraphs. Kids master consonant digraph sounds after they learn short vowels (a_ as in hat, e_ as in hen, i_ as in kit, o_ as in hop and u_ as in cup).
Consonant digraphs are 2 or more consonants clumped together that represent one sound. Beginning readers practice consonant digraph sounds in short vowel words.
Some examples of kindergarten level consonant digraph words include: ship, rink, that, then, rich, Beth, math, sash, rash, wish, cash, quit, quick, peck, neck, sick, bank, tank, rank… etc. These simple words help kids master consonant digraphs.
Later, as kids get into 1st grade, they practice reading consonant digraphs with long vowel sounds. Some examples of 1st grade level consonant digraph words include: shape, share, shy, throat, queen, cheap, cheek… etc.
I hope your students enjoy the new kindergarten level printable consonant digraph books, now available in our shop.