Beginning Digraphs Word Building Activity
Give your students practice building words with beginning consonant digraphs in a fun, interactive way.
Students will build words like “ship,” “chop” and “think.”
The slides show a picture of the word and the text of the word minus the beginning digraph.
Students will interact with the slides by dragging the virtual digraph letter tiles over to the box and finishing off the word illustrated on the slides.
This gives them lots of practice with reading and spelling beginning digraph words.
Setting Up the Digraphs Activity in Google Slides
Students can use Google Slides™ to do this activity.
The download includes a detailed guide with instructions and pictures on how to use the file with you students, but it is quite simple to do.
If you are a instructor or teacher, you will want to copy the Google slides assignment to your Google Drive and save it as a master copy.
Make sure that you click the dropdown next to the attachment. Pick the “Make a copy for each student” option.
Setting Up this Phonics Activity in Seesaw
Students can also use this activity in Seesaw.
You will need to click the “Save Activity” button when you arrive at the activity. Then you will assign the activity to your students.
Using the Beginning Digraphs Activity
Students will look at the picture on the slide and determine the name of the object pictured.
Then they they will look for the missing beginning digraph on the right side of the slide. Once they have found the digraph needed to complete the word, they will drag the digraph tile over and finish building the word. Then they will read the word out loud.
The first part of the Google Slides file has the most common digraphs to include: TH-, SH-, CH-. The second half includes the remaining digraphs: PH-, KN-, WH-, and WR-. This makes it easier for you to choose to use only TH, SH, and CH or you can include the rest.
The Seesaw links are separated. Seesaw Part 1 includes SH, TH, and CH. Part 2 includes PH, KN, WH, and WR.
This continues through all of the slides.
The last several slides of the activity include an answer key so that students or parents can easily check their work. You can always delete the slides, if you don’t want them included.
I hope your students have lots of fun learning to read and spell words with beginning digraphs!
Click the button below to get the FREE beginning digraphs activity.
Want a self-checking version of this activity? Check out the Beginning Digraph Word Building Boom Cards!