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Decodable Text Worksheets – Common Consonant Digraphs (Set 1)

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF, Word | 10 pages | Years: F - 1

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

Need to make some personal adjustments? Download in Microsoft Word for an editable option!


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  • Kaayia

    Wonderful resource!

    • Dean Hughes

      That's much appreciated, Kaayia!

  • 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??

    • Trish (Teach Starter)

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