Phonics

Digraphs: Double letters

Phonemes, Graphemes, Letters and Sounds, Phonemic Awareness, Early reading, ELA K-2, ELA 1st Grade, Kindergarten

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Phonics

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overview

When two letters come together to make one sound, they are called a digraph

Some words end with -ck. These letters make just one sound, like in duck. Some words end with the double letters -ss, -ll, -ff, or -zz. These double letters also make just one sound. 

Download our Digraphs: Double letters activity below. 

Match pictures to the words with digraphs, like dress, bell, and buzz. Sound out each example word. Can you think of any other words with -ck, -ss, -ll, -ff, or -zz?


Common Core Alignment:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3.A Know the spelling-sound correspondences for common consonant digraphs.

Activities

digraphs phonics worksheet

sample pack

phonics worksheets

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Deep dive

Phonics is the method that helps children build systematic connections between letters and sounds. Phonics has a better impact on children’s reading ability than any other type of reading program. It has also been shown to improve spelling, particularly among Kindergarteners and First Graders.

To find out more, read our Deep Dive into Phonics report. This report provides an easy-to-understand overview of phonics and phonemic awareness - why they are important and how they are taught in the classroom - and explains all the relevant terminology. It's perfect for sharing with colleagues, friends, and to Google Classroom

Read our report, A Deep Dive Into Phonics, for more!

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