Turkey Digraph Sort: Gobble Up Reading Fun

When learning to read, it’s all about the tricks.  They’re not really tricks, of course, more like little chunks of information to build upon.  Digraphs are a chunk of their own, and quite an important chunk!  After all, if you don’t learn that ‘sh’ doesn’t say sss-ha, you’ll never be able to figured out that shark isn’t sss-hark.  (There’s a great Word World episode on this that still makes me chuckle).  So practicing digraphs with activities like this turkey digraph sort, can really help to practice sounding out and identifying those sounds!

Practicing sounding out words and digraphs with the turkey digraph sort.

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Practicing sounding out words and digraphs with the turkey digraph sort.

 

How to Set Up the Turkey Digraph Sort

We printed these out on regular paper with the intention of gluing down the feathers and using them as decoration for the holiday season.  Of course, you can print them on cardstock and/or laminate if you’d like to use them over and over.

Practicing sounding out words and digraphs with the turkey digraph sort.

 

How to Use the Turkey Digraph Sort

Don’t feel like you have to do all four at one time.  Sometimes less is more.  Plus, 24 feathers could be a bit much!  Just cut them out and put them in a pile to sort through.

Practicing sounding out words and digraphs with the turkey digraph sort.

 

As they pick up each feather, have them sound out the word listening to that first sound.  On all of these words, the digraph is the first sound.  th-o-rn and really emphasize that th sound.

If your child doesn’t know what the picture is, it is okay to help them.  I try not to exaggerate the sounds so they at least have to repeat the word to hear the sound.Practicing sounding out words and digraphs with the turkey digraph sort.

 

And repeat!
Practicing sounding out words and digraphs with the turkey digraph sort.

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Practicing sounding out words and digraphs with the turkey digraph sort.

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