This set of digraph read and write the room centers includes two differentiated sets of word cards for the digraphs listed. The first set of cards in each set includes pictures and written words for students to decode, sort, and copy. The second set has dashes in place of the digraphs. Students must look at each picture, determine the correct digraph, and write the full word. Corresponding pictures give meaning to the words as students write them on all the cards. This makes them great vocabulary builders for all students, and especially for those learning English as a second language.
Five word cards are included for each of the following digraphs: ch, sh, th, wh, kn, wr, ph, and ng. Eight word cards with words ending in the digraph -ck are included, along with eight featuring words ending in -ke (CVCe pattern). This last set can be sorted and compared with words ending in ck.
Recording sheets include eight sorting options, allowing you to use the same cards, but assign different tasks. All recording sheets are included with and without handwriting lines.
These cards can be used in a variety of ways. In my own second grade classroom, I use them during my small group center rotations at the beginning of the week, when the weekly phonics and spelling skill is still new. I tape the cards around the classroom, give each student in the center group a clipboard, and send them on a silent scavenger hunt to find, read, and write each word on their recording sheets. There is also space at the bottom of each recording sheet for students to practice writing sentences using the words. This activity could also be done as a whole-class scoot game.
This resource is also included in my Read and Write Our Classroom Bundle
and in my Consonant Digraph Bundle
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Amanda Taylor @ Second Grade Smiles