What Is Digraph?
A Digraph consists of two-letter which make one sound. A digraph can be formed of vowels or consonants. But, Basically, it is formed of two letters. For example,/ai/ in Snail or Rain. There are two types of a digraph, i.e., Consonant and Vowel Digraphs. A consonant Digraph is formed by two consonant letters that make a single sound. For example /ck/ as in tick,/ch/ as in a chain,/ph/ as in phonics,/sh/ as in shoes.A vowel Digraph is made up of two letters in which at least one is a vowel. For example:/ae/, /ie/, /oe/, /ee/.Next, we will discuss the oa words.
All About /oa/ Digraph and oa Words
Here we are learning about /oa/ digraph. We will discuss all these consonant digraphs. Digraph teaching is always fun and engaging. Kids love to learn digraphs when hands-on activities and engaging tasks are assigned to them.Some examples of words which uses /oa/ digraph are road, toad, coat,foam,soap,coast,toast,oats,goat,throat and coal.You can make different games to practice digraphs and enhance vocabulary.These are the words with oa sound words.
Hands-On Ways To Learn – Words With oa
Let’s have a look at words with oa in them and word with oa in the middle:
Some simple ways to practice and learn /oa/ digraph are as follows:
- The simplest way is to make an/oa/ digraph poster containing all the words using this digraph. Let the kid spell and practice whenever he wants. The poster’s benefit is its always available on the wall and easily accessible for kids to go through and practice.
- Another way is the sorting activity. Let the kid have the available objects/things to sort as per the digraph sound. Once he is done sorting, let him arrange and spell all the words which use /oa/ digraph and practice.
- Clip cards are an exciting way to learn digraph. With the help of their parents, kids can make clip cards of the words that have/oa/ digraph and laminate for further use. You can form a clip card string with a rope to make a beautiful clip card hanged for fun learning.
- Another fun way is by coloring. Assigning the kids to sort and color. For example, in Colour, all the spellings yellow, use the digraph /oa/, red, which uses the digraph /ai/.
- Another way is by forming the table on a piece of paper. Give kids different words and stickers. Kids have to sort out all the words that use digraphs and put them under the particular column, as shown in the picture below.
- You can make a flowering plant consisting of all the words containing oa digraph in the form of leaves, and kids will enjoy drawing and coloring simultaneously.
- Kids can use digraph puzzles to learn about different digraphs. In this way, kids will identify the type of digraph used.
So, This is the basics of Digraphs. And, These are the fun ways by which I teach my kids about digraphs. Introduce the concept gradually and let them practice and learn fun using the multisensory activities discussed above. just think about new or spelling words? Please feel free to discuss your ideas on the vowel digraph. Happy Learning!!