This multisensory lesson , based on Orton Gillingham principles is the consonant digraph lesson that typically is presented last of the "H" brothers: sh, ch, th and wh. "Wh" words are typically introduced to students through the question words: why, when, what, which, and who, during the early school years of up to grade 2. However, students may not understand that "wh" is actually a consonant digraph, and need specific and direct instruction to gain this knowledge.
Another reason that "wh" is typically presented as the last of the "H" brothers is because the words that include "wh" include higher level skills such as vowel consonant e words and words with vowel dephthongs, another higher level skill.
The "Wh" lesson unit includes:
Page 1 - Title Page
Page 2 - Information page
Page 3 - Suggested Skill Presentation Script to support Adults presentation to students
Page 4 Multisensory Introductory lesson
Page 5 - Phonemic Awareness Activity
Page 6 - Word list (use only words students can identify based on their skill level)
Page 7 - Reading fluency practice using phrases
Page 8 - Controlled reading of sentences to develop reading fluency
Page 9 - Word Search - OPTIONAL Activity - This activity is only for students who like to do this type of activity. Students with visual and processing difficulties may become very frustrated so please be guided according to the needs of your student.
Pages 10-13 are memory development for word retrieval of either other consonant digraphs and selected short vowels.
Page 14-15 Answer Keys for words search and possible words to provide students with difficulty retrieving words of the specific skills presented.
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M. A., M. S., OG-TT