Consonant Digraphs

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SH! Also CH-PH-QU-TH-WH and WR 🙂 Here are 9 sets of word cards for practicing consonant digraphs. Help your students achieve the next level of reading skills by teaching them these common letter pairs after they’ve mastered single letter sounds!

What is a digraph? A digraph is a combination of two letters that spell one sound. If you are teaching digraphs with vowels (ay, oa, etc.), take a look at the Long Vowels Sounds word sets, too.

Consonant Digraph Word Sets

Set 1 – CH Word Set

  • 26 word cards
  • initial and final sounds
  • prints on 3 pages

Word list:
chaff, champ, chat, check, chess, chest, chick, children, chimp, chin, chip, chop, chug, chunk, bench, bunch, drench, finch, hunch, lunch, much, munch, pinch, punch, rich, such



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Set 2 – PH Word Set

  • 14 word cards
  • initial, middle, and final sounds
  • prints on 2 pages

Word list:
aphid, gopher, graph, hyphen, Joseph, nephew, orphan, phase, phew, phone, phrase, photograph, Ralph, sphere

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Set 3 – QU Word Set

  • 17 word cards
  • initial and middle sounds
  • prints on 2 pages

Word list:
quack, queen, quest, quick, quiet, quilt, quill, Quinn, quite, quit, quiz, equal, liquid, request, squat, squash, squid

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Set 4 – SH Word Set

  • 25 word cards
  • initial and final sounds
  • prints on 3 pages

Word list: 
shack, shed, shell, shelf, ship, shift, shock, shop, shot, shunt, shut, bash, brush, cash, dash, dish, fish, flash, flush, lash, mash, rash, splash, smash, wish

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Set 6 – Voiced TH Word Set

Here’s a nice post explaining the difference between voiced and unvoiced “th”, with tips on how to teach it in ESL class.

  • 8 word cards
  • initial and middle sounds
  • prints on 1 page

Word list:
that, than, them, then, this, bother, gather, slither

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Set 5 – Voiceless TH Word Set

  • 13 word cards
  • initial and final sounds
  • prints on 2 pages
  • double line border to keep voiceless and voiced TH word cards separate

Word list:
thank, thick, thin, thing, think, thud, three, bath, cloth, moth, math, path, tenth

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Set 7 – WH Word Set

  • 13 word cards
  • initial sounds only
  • prints on 2 pages
  • long and short vowels

Word list:
wham, wheat, when, wheel, where, which, whimper, whip, whisper, whisk, whisker, while, white, why

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Set 8 – WR Word Set

  • 17 word cards
  • initial and middle sounds
  • listed in order of word length
  • prints on 2 pages

Word list:
wry, wrap, wren, wrath, wreck, write, wrote, unwrap, wrench, wrist, wrong, rewrite, wrapper, wreathe, wrestle, wrinkle, written

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Set 9 – Double Letters

No new sounds here, just some spelling to memorize. For pronunciation practice, pair up SS and ZZ.

  • 28 word cards
  • 4 blend cards
  • final sounds only
  • prints on 4 pages

Word list:

  • FF: cliff, cuff, fluff, huff, off, puff, sniff
  • LL: bell, sell, tell, chill, pill, spill, still, doll, dull
  • SS: boss, class, dress, fuss, chess, floss, glass
  • ZZ: buzz, fizz, fuzz, jazz, frizz

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