Lesson 7: Consonant Digraphs ch, sh, wh, ph

Getting Started

Weekly Focus

  • Word building for Lesson 7: digraphs ch, sh, wh, ph
  • Sight words for Lesson 7: "for," "they"
  • Weekly Message for Lesson 7: This week, you are going to work with more consonant digraphs like ck and th. What do you know about digraphs? Can you name some words that have ck or th in them?

Skills

  • Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page
  • Recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters
  • Understand that words are separated by spaces in print
  • Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence
  • Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant
  • Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds in three letter (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words
  • Segment spoken single-syllable words into their complete sequence of individual sounds
  • Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds, including consonant blends
  • Add or substitute individual sounds in simple, one-syllable words to make new words
  • Associate the long and short sounds with the common spellings for the five major vowels
  • Read common high-frequency words by sight
  • Distinguish between similarly spelled words by identifying the sounds of the letters that differ
  • Recognize and produce rhyming words
  • Know the spelling-sound correspondences for common consonant digraphs

Materials

  • colored pencils, crayons, or markers
  • glue or glue stick
  • handwriting paper (kit)
  • highlighters (kit)
  • laminated writing sheet (kit)
  • lowercase letter cards (kit)
  • readers (kit)
  • scissors
  • sight word cards (kit)
  • thin dry-erase markers (kit)
  • Weekly Message book (kit)
  • word building cards (kit)

Introduction

Materials: colored pencils, crayons, or markers, glue or glue stick, handwriting paper (kit), highlighters (kit), laminated writing sheet (kit), lowercase letter cards (kit), readers (kit), scissors, sight word cards (kit), thin dry-erase markers (kit), Weekly Message book (kit), word building cards (kit)
During this lesson, your child will continue his work with consonant digraphs by spelling and reading words with ch, sh, wh, and ph, and he will learn the sight words "for" and "they."

On one or more days this week, encourage your child to re-read the previous lesson's reader (This Is...).