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Ending Consonant Digraphs Sorting Activity

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 8 pages | Years: 1 - 2

Explore words that contain a final consonant digraph with a set of 24 picture sorting cards.

Boost Phonemic Awareness by Identifying Ending Digraphs

Sometimes the final sounds in words aren’t just one letter…. they’re two! We call these ending digraphs. These are two-letter combinations that make one sound. Some digraphs create vowel sounds, whereas others make consonant sounds.

This sorting activity requires students to look at each picture card, determine the word each represents, then sort the picture according to its ending consonant digraph. Four sorting mats are included in the resource: th, sh, ch and ng.

More Ending Digraph Activities

Use this resource as independent practice for fast finishers, and for full-class learning opportunities like scoot activities, lesson reviews, formative assessments and more.

Write the Room (Scoot Activity)

Hang sheets of poster paper around the room and post a digraph above each one. Individually, or with a partner, have students rotate around the room adding one word that ends with that digraph. Words may be used only once.

Show Me!

This game can be done as a whole-class review activity or with a small group of students. Give each student a mini whiteboard and a whiteboard marker. Project all four of the digraphs and one of the picture cards on the screen. Have your students write the final digraph for the word in the picture on their board. When everyone has written down their answer, say “Show Me”. Students will flip their boards, allowing you to see who needs extra support with this skill.

Brain Buster

As a small group or whole class, challenge your students to think of as many words as they can for each ending digraph sound. Have them shout out words (or call on students) while you write the words on a smartboard, whiteboard, or other projection devices for students to see. Then have students pick three words and draw a picture of each.

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Print on thick card for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 

Before You Download

Use the drop-down icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. An answer key is also included with this download.


This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a Teach Starter collaborator. 

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