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phoneme: a phoneme is the most basic unit of sound.

grapheme: a grapheme is the written representation of a phoneme. A grapheme can consist of one, two, and rarely three or four letters. The phoneme /k/ can be represented by the graphemes C, K, or CK as in cat, kite, and duck.





Phonic Monsters Consonant Digraph Version

The phonic monsters are a fun way to learn and practice phoneme-grapheme correspondences. For a deatiled explanation on how to use these cards visit the Phonics Monsters main page. The phonics monsters found here illustrate the phoneme/grapheme correspondences for words that contain consonant digraphs such as the SH in fish, the CK in rock, the CH in chin, or the NG in wing. Some regular CVC heads and tails have been included the tails so that students can review their CVC words.

How to use these cards:

                    (1) Download a set of heads, bodies, and tails.(See links below)

                    (2) Paste them onto poster board and cut them out.

                    (3) Use them as flashcards or to play games* like Change It or Rummy.




Consonant Digraph



Consonant Digraph


Consonant Digraph


*Note: When playing games, I usually take the SH head and the F head out. This prevents students from spelling some nasty four-letter words. I also take the CH tail out for the same reason. But when using them as flashcards, I include them since I control which words are being formed.


These cards can be used in conjunction with other phonics long vowel bossy E word resources found in in the consonant digraph worksheets and teaching resources section.


Other Phonics Worksheet Sections:

initial sounds | final sounds | select patterns | vowel combinations |  

Long Vowel Bossy E | CVC Words | Vowel Digraphs

Other Spelling Worksheets:

first words | first verbs | numbers 


Here is a selection of worksheets available for young learners young ESL learners:

 Young Learners | ABC Cards | ABC Mazes | Connect-the-Dots | First Words | Alpha Trains

Little Letters | Big Letters | Opposites | Bingo | Flashcards | Holiday Worksheets



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