How to prepareDownload the Trigraph Little Readers below, print them off, then fold according to the instructions. They just need one slit cut in the paper and you'll have a little 8-page book from each printed page.
What is a Trigraph
What is a trigraph? It's not too difficult to explain, tri- means three (like triangle and tricycle).
In this case, it means 3 letters placed together and each letter is important to the final sound of the word.
In this set the three trigraphs are scr..., shr..., and spl...
- scrape, scraps, scratch, scream, screen and scrub.
- shred, shrill, shrink, shrivel, shrub and shrug.
- splash, splat, splay, splint, splinter and splits.
How to use these trigraph little readers
Before reading the books, look through the pages and find as many trigraphs as you can. Use a highlighter or underline these words. Can they find the 2 extra trigraphs that are not in the vocabulary lists? (Tip: threw and spread)
Finally, read through the books together, giving support if needed and talk about word meanings and how else the vocabulary words could be used.
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