Words with /ch/ and /j/ : ch-, -ch, -tch, and -dge Activities & Reading Passages

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1st - 2nd, Homeschool
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This product contains multiple activities that target words containing the sounds /ch/ and /j/. Spelling patterns for these sounds included in this product are: ch-, -ch, -tch, and -dge. Several activities within this product are differentiated to meet the varying needs of learners as they acquire this skill. These materials may be useful for both small group instruction and/or independent learning center activities.

The product contains the following resources, which may be useful for students of all levels gaining fluency with these sounds and spelling patterns:
* Two rules poster for spelling the /ch/ sound, including examples and exceptions.
* Differentiated sort activities for /ch/: One set includes the full words (for students to match), while the next set is missing the correct spelling for /ch/ (for students to decide).
* Differentiated sort activities for /ch/ and /j/: One set includes the full words for students to match with the correct spelling for /ch/ or /j/, while the next set is missing the correct spelling for /ch/ or /j/ (for students to decide).
* A set of flashcards for words featuring either /ch/ or /j/. All cards contain one word with its corresponding image. These flashcards are useful for promoting fluency with words with /ch/ and /j/.
* Two reading passages (one poem and one story) that feature words with /ch/ and /j/. These passages are suitable for use as teacher read-aloud texts or as student literature for more independent readers. As an extension activity for teacher read-alouds, have students "hunt" for words that contain /ch/ and /j/ throughout each passage and help decode those words as you read.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Know the spelling-sound correspondences for common consonant digraphs.
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.


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