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First Words with Consonant Digraphs


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This section contains consonant digraph spelling sheets. The consonant digraphs included are the initial and final digraphs sh, ch, th, the initial digraphs wh, qu, and the final digraphs ng, ck, ll. These tracing sheets can be used to practice spelling out easy English words. Good for both kids who speak English as a second language and English as a first language.


Consonant Digraphs Both Initial and Final:

     Digraph SH:       fish          dish          ship                                shell        shop        wash

     Digraph CH:       chat         chip         chop                                chin        chick         rich

     Digraph TH:       bath         three        math

                               thick         thin


Consonant Digraphs (Usually) Initial:

     Digraph WH:       whale         wheel                   

     Digraph QU:        queen        quiet       

     Digraph KN:         knife          knee


Consonant Digraphs Final

     Digraph NG:       ring         king         sing         fang       wing         

     Digraph LL:        bell          doll         hill         ball      shell      tall      wall     

     Digraph CK:       rock        duck       truck        chick     sock     sick     lick     thick


Other resources that go with these words include: First Words, First Verbs, First Colors, First Numbers and First Words Reading Lists,


Also see: First Christmas Words, First Halloween Words, First Numbers, First Colors, and First Verbs.

If you find these teaching resources useful, you might also find the following resources useful:

The ABC flashcards: These ABC flashcards were made from clay. They can be used to teach capital letters. 

Little Letters Tracing Sheets: Learn the little letters with simple tracing sheets.

The Phonics Worksheets: Worksheets for teaching phonics. 

The Alphabet Mazes: 5 mazes to teach capital and small letters.

The Young Learner Worksheets: Simple sentences patterns and vocabulary worksheets. 

The Alphabet Trains: Practice initial sounds of words.

Connect the Dots: More ABC worksheets.

Initial Sounds Worksheets: Plenty of worksheets covering the initial sounds of words.

Vowel Combination Phonics Worksheets: Worksheets that highlight vowel combination patterns such as 'ai', 'oa', 'ay', and 'ow'.


All resources created by Chris Gunn.

  All materials (c) 2009 Lanternfish ESL