Digraphs and blends tend to trip up new readers. Just when kids finally have their letter sounds down, out pop tricky letter combinations that change those sounds. Oy!
This digraph and blend chart is a helpful way for students to keep letter clusters straight once and for all. Grab your copy below and then hop over and snag our Editable Sight Word Games, too!
Digraphs vs. Blends
What’s the difference between digraphs and blends?
Digraphs are two letters that make just one sound. In fact, “di” literally means “two” and “graphs” means letters so when you put the two parts together you get a big hint at what the word means: TWO LETTERS that make one sound.
CH in the word “chair” and PH in the word “phone” are both examples of digraphs.
Blends, on the other hand, are two or more consonants that BLEND together but each sound can still be heard. For instance, the words “skirt” and “clock” start with the blends SK and CL.
Digraphs and Blends Chart
Since digraphs and blends can be tricky for kids to sound out on their own, it’s helpful for them to have a visual reminder handy to refer to while they’re reading and writing.
This digraphs and blends chart is a great resource for students to tuck into their writing folder or keep in their book box.
I included two versions: one in color…
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