This digraph center is full of fishing fun! Digraphs are two letters that make just one sound. (“DI” literally means two and “GRAPH” means letters). For example, “shark” has the digraph SH- and “chant” starts with the digraph CH-.
Learning digraphs can be tricky for kids, so it’s important to give them plenty of practice.
This playful literacy center is a fun and simple way to stretch students’ phonics skills. Just grab your copy below and then hop over and check out our Vowel Team Centers in our shop!
To prep the digraph center, print one record sheet for each student.
Then, print and laminate the fish cards before cutting along the lines to separate the pieces.
Place the fish in a pile facedown on the table and grab a basket of crayons.
That’s it! You’re ready to play.
Digraph Fishing Center
My first grader, Avery, has been hard at work memorizing her digraphs, so she was excited to take on the challenge.
She flipped over the top card in the stack and said the word out loud: “cheese.”
Then she slowly stretched out the word to listen for the digraph: “CH-eese.”
Since she knew that cheese started with CH-, she grabbed a crayon and colored a CH- fish on her record sheet.
Working her way through the pile, she flipped each card, read it out loud, and then colored the matching fish.
NOTE: While there are many words that start with the digraphs CH- SH-, TH- and WH-, there are far fewer words that start with PH-. Since we still want to give students practice with that digraph too, we’ve included fish that begin with PH- like “photograph” along with extra fish that have PH- in the middle of the word like “elephant.”
Easy prep and super fun! Everything you could wish for in a digraph center!
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Grab your copy of Digraph Fishing and then hop over to snag our awesome Vowel Team Centers for more word work!