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:
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”:
CVC words with “CH” and FLOSS letters/other digraphs:
“CH” words with short vowels and consonant blends:
“CH” words with vowel-teams and r-controlled vowels:
Multi-syllable “CH” words:
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!)