ch or tchSeeing the letter “t” next to a “ch” can cause a little confusion for our young readers. Do I need to make How do t sound and then the ch sound? Do I ignore the “t” and only make the “ch” sound? When do I add the “tch” to a word? These are all great questions, and this “ch” vs “tch” worksheet is designed to help our little ones answer all these questions. This digraph activity can help grade 1 students work on figuring out if they should use ch or tch at the end of words. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschool you will love these free printable ch and tch worksheets to improve spelling.
ch tch worksheetsSo before we jump into the worksheet, let’s talk about the spelling generelaztion for when to use “tch” vs “ch”. And we call it a genereation because there are words that do not follow the rules…..and I’ll tell you about those in a minute. First off, “tch” and “ch” are pronounced the same in a word. We do not make a the “t” sound plus the “ch” sound when we see a “tch” in a word. Most readers just figure this out on their own. But those readers who have to work really hard a reading, will need to be told this and given opportunities to practice it.
tch vs chUsing the worksheet is simple.
- First, the children sound out the first few letters and then add the “ch” sound when they get to the blank.
- Next they decide if they should use the “ch” or the “tch” to make the “ch” sound.
- Finally, they practice spelling the word.
Digraph and BlendsAs 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.
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