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Consonant Digraph Sh Shark Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

Consonant Digraph Sh Shark Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets


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Suggested grade level: kindergarten and first grade after the basic alphabet sounds have been mastered.

Review the shark theme for animal facts, online learning resources, crafts and other activities to incorporate with this alphabet presentation.

Consonant Digraph /Sh/ > Kindergarten - 1st grade level:

Explain that when letter 's' and 'h' "tag along together" they make the /sh/ sound. Invite children to make the sound.

Print consonant digraph Sh coloring page D'Nealian or Standard Block font. Select and print an age apropriate shark coloring page on the back or on a separate sheet.

Finger Tracing: Trace digraph Sh in upper and lower case with your finger as you also sound out the letter. Invite the children to do the same on their coloring page.

Children can color and trace digraph Sh following instructions. Use finger paints, crayons or water colors. Write Sh and the word shark on the finished coloring page.

Handwriting worksheet tips:

Encourage the children to trace the dotted digraph, and explain the direction of the arrows and numbers that help them trace letters correctly.

During the demonstration, you may want to count out loud as you trace so children become aware of how the number order aids them in the writing process.

Have the children find all the letter Sh's in upper and lower case on the page and encourage them to circle them.

Advanced Kindergarten and First Grade:

Present the consonant digraph Sh worksheet and mini-book. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.

Discuss other letter /Sh/ words and images found in the worksheet. Make a home or classroom digraph /Sh/ book or coloring book. Visit Letter S Printable Activities to make your choice.

Advanced Independent Handwriting:

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drawing and writing paper

Print your choice of printable lined-paper and encourage children to draw a shark behind the page or print a shark coloring page to color after writing practice.

Drawing and writing paper. Encourage children to draw and color a shark and write digraph /sh/.

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