I have been preparing a unit for my class on the “a-e digraph”. It might be of use to those of you with 6-7 year olds, or even a little older.
Here’s the science!
A digraph is where two sounds come together as a unit and make a special sound, rather than their normal phonetic sound eg. sh = shop.
A split digraph has a letter in between , or splits the digraph eg. made (the “d” splits the digraph “ae”) or time (the “m” splits the digraph “ie”).
Before you get too confused, there are actually only 6 split digraphs in the English Language. Relieved?
- a-e (cake)
- e-e (scene)
- i-e (like)
- o-e (home)
- u-e (cube)
- y-e (type)
Here’s the rule!
When “e” is at the end of of word, it says not sound, but make vowels say their name rather than their sound. He’s got the power!
I made a bingo board game for “a-e” words which you might like to play.
Here’s the game!
(Please click on the image below)
Note: make sure that you have either your Gmail or Google Docs account open!
Have fun ,
Miss Mernagh 🙂