What our Consonant Trigraphs lesson plan includes
Lesson Objectives and Overview: Consonant Trigraphs teaches students how to use trigraphs. Students should already know about digraphs, so this lesson should build on their previous knowledge. The lesson describes several common consonant trigraphs in the English language.
The content page in this lesson first describes a few digraphs that students already know. These include SH, CH, PH, TH, NG, and WH. After they review this concept, students will learn the eight most common consonant trigraphs in English. It also points out how most of these trigraphs except for TCH appear at the beginning of words. This piece of knowledge will help them later when figuring out a word based on a picture.
CREATE A POSTER ACTIVITY
Students will work with a partner for the activity. However, you can assign them to groups or have them work by themselves if you prefer. Students will create a poster that shows each of the consonant trigraphs. They will need to add drawings and pictures or images from the internet that relate to the trigraphs. There are eight trigraphs in the table on the worksheet that they will need to cut out. They will decorate each one and glue them onto their posters. They will add the relative drawings and images below the proper trigraph.
CONSONANT TRIGRAPHS PRACTICE WORKSHEET
There are two sections on the practice worksheet. For the first section, students will read through 15 sentences. A word in each sentence is missing a specific trigraph. Students must to use the list of trigraphs to figure out how to finish the incomplete words in each sentence. On the section section, students will use the same list of trigraphs to finish eight incomplete words.
NAME THE PICTURE HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT
The homework assignment requires students to look at 16 pictures. They will need to figure out the word that represents each picture. Each word will contain one of the trigraphs they learned about during the lesson. While there may be multiple words that describe something, the correct word must contain a trigraph.