Multisensory Monday: CH Chain

This is a simple, fun multisensory idea for practicing the “CH” digraph with the /ch/ sound.

Ages K-3rd grade. For a whole-class activity or center.

You will need:

  • Several long strips of paper, in various colors.
  • Markers to write with
  • Glue stick
  • List of “CH” words

Hand out the list of “CH” words to each child and a few markers each, and several strips of paper. Have them copy the “CH” words onto one strip each, then link the strips into a chain and glue them together, like so:

ch-chain

When they get to their last strip of paper, have them link it with the next child’s, and so on, until you have one big paper chain. For extra reading practice, your students can read the words from the “CH” chain.

Here is a list of “CH” words, in order of difficulty:

CVC words with “CH”:
chip
chin
Chet
chop
chat
chap
such
much
rich

CVC words with “CH” and FLOSS letters/other digraphs:
chink
chunk
chess
chill
which

“CH” words with short vowels and consonant blends:
chest
flinch
lunch
munch
cinch (soft-c)
clench
crunch
scrunch
chimp
French
punch
bench
branch
chomp
finch
pinch

“CH” words with vowel-teams and r-controlled vowels:
lurch
march
church
torch
cheese
bleach
speech
teach
chief
cheer
chew
grouch
ouch
couch
coach
slouch
peach
chain
chair

Multi-syllable “CH” words:
chipmunk
cheddar
kitchen
chessboard
chicken
cherry
chestnut
teacher
children
checkbook
chopstick
ketchup
bleachers
inches
chapter

Challenge words:
spinach
exchange
choice
search
wrench
chocolate
enchilada
chili
chimpanzee
achievement
charity
Richard
Chihuahua
chinchilla
ostrich
cheetah

This week, Sarah at RLAC has another digraph activity. It’s a great idea for drawing key-word pictures to cement those key-words in your student’s minds (and most of my students love to draw!)

2 thoughts on “Multisensory Monday: CH Chain

  1. Connie Von Korff says:

    Thanks, Dite, for all of your wonderful ideas and suggestions! You are so generous.
    Connie Von Korff
    One-on-One Tutoring and Testing

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