Trigraph Little Readers for First Grade & Second Grade

In your child's mastery of phonics, if your child is past the basics of  reading and needs more of a challenge, these trigraph little readers will help. Excellent for Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade children.
FREE Trigraph Little Readers - Take phonics to the next step by helping kids learn to sound out, read, and identify spr, squ, and str in this free printable reader for kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students.  These are great for use in literacy centers, homeschooling, summer learning, and more!

How to Prepare

Download set 2 of the Trigraph Little Readers below, print them off, then fold according to the instructions. With just one slit in the paper, each copied page will turn into a tiny 8 page book! Just perfect for little hands.

Don't forget to grab FREE Trigraph Readers Set 1 including spl, scr, and shr

Phonics & Trigraphs

Your child will understand what trigraphs are if you have already read through the Set 1 books . If not, talk about tri- meaning three such as in 'triplet' or 'trishaw.'

With a trigraph, three letters are placed together and all are important to the word and the sound.

In this set the three trigraphs are spr…, squ…, and str…
  • sprain, sprawl, spray, spread, sprig and sprint.
  • squad, square, squash, squats, squeak, squeeze.
  • straw, strawberry, stray, stretch, strong and strum.
These sweet (and free) little trigraph readers are perfect for introducing new vocabulary and practicing reading fluency!

How to use these trigraph little readers

Look at the vocabulary lists at the backs of these books and practice reading the words together. If they are too difficult, just talk about the three letters at the beginning of each word and sound them out slowly to practice putting them together. This way, even a younger reader can keep an eye out for these words in the books as someone reads to them!

The pictures in the books will help if words need to be defined.

Before reading the books kids can use a highlighter or pencil to underline as many trigraphs as they can by looking carefully through each page. Rather than reading it first, just look for the letter patterns. Once they've done that go back to the beginning and read the books through properly.

Does your child understand the meanings of all the words? How is their pronunciation?

For new vocabulary and fluency practice these free little trigraph readers are brilliant! Grab your set now!

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    Beth Gorden
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