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These super cute and free printable Trigraph Emergent Readers are excellent for for helping Kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students learn to read trigraphs. As kids progress in their reading they have to get used to puzzling out more consonants being together in a word, so these free printable readers are a great tool for helping them practice trigraphs spl, scr and shr.

These super cute and free printable Trigraph Emergent Readers are excellent for for helping Kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students learn to read trigraphs. As kids progress in their reading they have to get used to puzzling out more consonants being together in a word, so these free printable readers are a great tool for helping them practice trigraphs spl, scr and shr. 


Help your kindergartners, grade 1, and grade 2 students work on sounding out trigraphs with this super cute, free trigraph printable. Print the pdf file in black and white worksheet colour or print in color and fold to make a trigraph reader. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homechool – you will love this phonics printable activity for students. Use it in a literacy center, as extra practice, or a supplement to your homeschooling curriculum.

Trigraphs list pdf

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.

A trigraph is three letters in a word that make ONE single sound.  For example, in the word ‘watch’, the three letters ‘tch’ at the end make only one sound.

This trigraph printable includes the trigraph words spl, scr, and shr.

Do your little ones love to read? These sweet little trigraph readers are excellent for learning new vocabulary.


Start by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >> _____ <<. The pdf file will open in a new window for you to save the freebie and print the template.

Now simply print off a copy in color or blackline to save on printer ink costs. 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.

Practice reading fluency and new vocabulary with these free little trigraph readers!

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Firstly, have a chat about trigraphs and what they are. Look down the vocabulary list on the back page of one of the readers, look closely at the words and work out how to pronounce them. If they’re not sure of meaning it will become clearer as they read the book since the words are used in context.

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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Digraph and Blends

As children progress in phonics they work on digraphs and blends. Digraphs are two consonants that make one sound such as /TH/ sys thumb. Consonant blends have two constonants that each still make their own sound such as . If you are looking for more blends for kids games, worksheets, and activities? Check out these resoures or see all our digraph activities or consonant activities.

Trigraph Reader Help your first grader improve reading and spelling with these super cute, free printable trigraph worksheets. These cut and paste worksheets for first grade and 2nd grade students help children work on the trigraphs spr, spl, str with this fun cut and paste and activity.  trigraph activity playdough mats Make learning trigraphs fun with these free trigraph worksheets that students will complete with bingo daubers! Your first grade and 2nd grade students will have fun completing these phonics worksheets to improve reading and spelling using these do a dot printables to work on trigraphs scr, shr, and squ. 

Mastered digraphs? Move on to trigraphs for kids! These words are 3 constonants that make one sound such at

Grab these no prep, FREE printable Ending Blends Worksheets to help your first grader learn phonics skills that will help them become better reading and spelling. Are you looking for a fun way for your first grader to practice Ending Blends? This fun phonics game is a great way to help improve skills to become better readers and spellers. This FREE printable s blends activity is a fun way to help teaching children to read. Simply print the pdf file, read the words, and clip the answer.

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