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Consonant Digraph Sh Ship Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

Activities Materials

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

Transportation > Water Transport > Ship
A ship is a large vessel or watercraft built to carry people or goods long distances through deep water.

Historical Ships:
La Niña, La Pinta and Santa Maria: The ships that Christopher Columbus and crew sailed in their first expedition in 1492.

The Mayflower: that transported the Pilgrims from Plymouth, England, to Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620.

Ship printable craft
Activity > Columbus Day or The Mayflower ship craft

Consonant Sh Digraph Presentation:

Present and display your option of digraph Sh printable materials listed in the materials column.

Explain that when letter 'S' and 'h' "tag along together" they make the Sh sound. Invite children to make the sound.

First presentation for advanced kindergarten:
* Print this digraph Sh coloring page in D'Nealian or Standard block and ship coloring pages (links in the materials column) behind it or on a separate page if using paints to decorate later. Discuss other digraph Sh words found on the worksheet.

* Finger Tracing: Trace digraphs 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 the digraph Sh's. After completing the letter coloring, encourage children to color the ship image.

Consonant Sh Worksheet and Mini Book features four Sh words: shark, sheep, shepherd, shoes. These materials can be used to reinforce learning this digraph. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.

Find the Sh sound: Have the children find all the Sh's in upper and lower case on the worksheet and encourage them to circle or trace/shade them first.

Finger and Pencil Tracing: Trace the Sh's in upper and lower case with your finger as you also sound out the digraph. Invite children to do the same on their coloring page or handwriting practice worksheet. Encourage children to trace the dotted letters, and demonstrate the direction of the arrows and numbers that help them trace the letter correctly. Count out loud as you trace so children become aware of how the number order aids them in the writing process.

Discuss other digraph Sh words and images. Display other Sh coloring pages or even make a classroom book. Visit Letter Sh Printable Materials and coloring pages to make your choice.

Advanced independent handwriting practice:
1. Print your choice of printable lined-paper and encourage children to draw a ship behind the page or select a ship coloring page in the materials column.

2. Drawing and writing paper. Encourage children to draw, color and decorate a ship and write digraph Sh.

consonant digraph sh coloring page
Consonant Digraph Sh
Coloring page
Standard block

consonant digraph sh worksheet and mini book
Sh Digraph Worksheet & Mini-Book
D'Nealian & Standard block

drawing and writing paper
Drawing & Writing Paper

printable lined paper
Printable lined-paper
(various styles)
ship coloring pages
Ships Coloring Pages
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Pirate ships coloring pages
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