This product includes lots of engaging and hands on resources for children to explore the spelling rules concerning the use of ch and tch.
The first activity is a word sort that encourages the children to search for patterns and discover the spelling rules for themselves.
The next activity involves the children in practising the spelling rules. They sort colorful or clear, black and white illustrations. Pictures are invaluable in making the children work with their own articulation rather than with the teacher’s. This is important as it is the children’s own articulation that is used when independently writing.
A set of word cards with the ch and tch missing has also been created for you. These can be laminated and the missing ch or tch written on them by children. Alternatively, the cards can be used on a metal baking tray with magnetic letters.
Another idea included in this pack is for children to make chains of words by changing one sound at a time.
A four in a row game has also been devised. This gives the children fun practice in determining whether a word ends in ch or tch.
A grid of letters has been included for children to see how many ch and tch words they can find. This can be cut up so that children can physically manipulate the letter tiles if necessary.
Finally, there is an assessment activity. Children are given some ch and tch pictures. They need to include these words in a story. Have spelling patterns been internalised enough for children to be thinking of creative ideas, punctuation, spelling of other words etc and still spell the ch and tch words correctly?