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Decodable Text Worksheets – Common Consonant Digraphs (Set 1)

PDF, Word | 10 pages|Grades: 1 - 2

A set of 10 decodable text worksheets for early readers.

What are decodable texts?

Decodable texts contain a high percentage of words that use the GPCs (grapheme-phoneme correspondences) that students have already been taught. As students learn more letter-sound relationships, they can read decodable texts of greater complexity.

Texts that focus on consonant digraphs – ‘sh’, ‘ck’, ‘ch’, ‘th’ and ‘wh’

These 10 texts focus on the consonant digraphs ‘sh’, ‘ck’, ‘ch’, ‘th’ and ‘wh’. Short vowel sounds, single grapheme letter-sound correspondences for most letters of the alphabet, and some consonant blends are also included.

What are tricky words?

The top of each worksheet lists the ‘tricky words’ that the students will encounter within the text. A tricky word can be defined as a word that a student cannot decode using their current phonetic knowledge. It is recommended that teachers highlight and discuss these tricky words with the students before commencing the worksheet.

How do I know my students are reading for meaning?

In order to ensure that students have understood what they have read (not just decoded it), a comprehension question is included at the bottom of each worksheet. A simple drawing or writing task related to the text is also included.

What texts are included?

  • My Red Fish
  • The Ship
  • The Lost Sock
  • The Spilt Milk
  • It Is Wet!
  • Ron in the Tub
  • The Wet Track
  • Fish and Chips
  • The Frog
  • The Big Lunch

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  Australian Curriculum alignment

  • ACELA1458

    Use short vowels, common long vowels, consonant digraphs and consonant blends when writing, and blend these to read single syllable wordsElaborationsusing knowledge of letters and sounds to write words with short vowels, for example ‘man’, ...

  • ACELA1821

    Use visual memory to read and write high-frequency words Elaborationslearning an increasing number of high-frequency words recognised in shared texts and texts being read independently, for example ‘one’, ‘have’, ‘themâ...

  • ACELA1822

    Segment consonant blends or clusters into separate phonemes at the beginnings and ends of one syllable words Elaborations saying sounds in order for a given spoken word, for example 's-p-oo-n' and 'f-i-s-t' (Skills: Literacy) segmenting bl...

  • ACELY1659

    Read decodable and predictable texts using developing phrasing, fluency, contextual, semantic, grammatical and phonic knowledge and emerging text processing strategies, for example prediction, monitoring meaning and re-readingElaborationsusing contex...

  • ACELY1660

    Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning about key events, ideas and information in texts that they listen to, view and read by drawing on growing knowledge of context, text structures and language featuresElaborationsusing ...

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Kaayia

Wonderful resource!

Kaayia · 23 hours ago

Dean Hughes

That’s much appreciated, Kaayia!

Dean Hughes · 5 hours ago

Natasha Marotti

I really love these – super quick and easy for reading practice. Are there any plans to bring in some more complex/higher levels of these??

Natasha Marotti · Sep 1st, 2021

Trish (Teach Starter)

Hi Natasha, there certainly is! We do hope to be able to make more in the future.

Trish (Teach Starter) · Sep 2nd, 2021

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