Grade 1 Reading Foundation - Digraphs (Consonant)
The letters 's' and 'h' make a 'sh' sound. Be quiet!

Grade 1 Reading Foundation - Digraphs (Consonant)

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There are certain consonant letters, that when together make a different sound. If the letter ‘s’ and ‘h’ are next to each other, they make a ‘sh’ sound. There are a few letters that belong together like this. Play this quiz and see how many you get right.

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1.
This is a picture of candy floss. Which sound is a two letter digraph in the word 'floss'?
fl
lo
os
ss
'Ss' are two letters that when put together make one sound, making them a digraph.
2.
This is a picture of a lamb. Which sound is a two letter digraph in the word 'lamb'?
la
am
mb
amb
The 'b' is silent in this sound and can also be seen at the end of the word 'thumb'.
3.
This is a picture of a phone. Which sound is a two letter digraph in the word 'phone'?
ph
ho
on
ne
The 'ph' makes an 'f' sound.
4.
This is a picture of two wedding rings. Which sound is a two letter digraph in the word 'ring'?
ri
in
ng
rin
These rings are gold. The amount of gold used in a ring is shown by how many karats are in it; 24 karats means it's all 100% gold.
5.
This is a picture of some teeth. Which sound is a two letter (consonant) digraph in the word 'teeth'?
te
ee
th
et
The sound 'ee' is also a digraph but it is a vowel digraph. This means the letters within that sound are either a, e, i, o or u.
6.
This is a picture of a penknife. Which sound is a two letter digraph in the word 'penknife'?
pe
kn
if
ni
The letters 'kn' are often together and when they are, you shouldn't pronounce the 'k' sound.
7.
This is a picture of a whale. Which sound is a two letter (consonant) digraph in the word 'whale'?
le
al
ha
wh
The 'wh' sound is in the four question words: what, when, where, why.
8.
This is a picture of a ghost. Which sound is a two letter digraph in the word 'ghost'?
gh
ho
os
ost
In this sound, the 'h' is silent.
9.
Which of these answers is not a consonant digraph?
ck
sm
ch
sh
The sound 'sm' is what we call a blend because you need to blend the 's' and 'm' together to make a sound that is often used in words.
10.
Which of these answers is not a consonant digraph?
ll
nk
bl
qu
The three other answers are all sounds, together those two letters make one sound. When saying 'bl' - you are saying both letters individually.
Author:  Finola Waller

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