Digraphs: 1 Sound, 2 Letters!

Contributor: Jennifer Blanchard. Lesson ID: 13573

You know that every letter has a sound. Did you know that sometimes two letters can make one sound? This lesson will tell you more!


English / Language Arts, Phonics

English / Language Arts
learning style
Auditory, Visual
personality style
Lion, Golden Retriever
Grade Level
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!


In today's lesson, you're going to have to listen closely to a lot of sounds. 

Let's practice listening closely.

  • Can you guess the things that make these sounds in this video?

Listening Game - Guess The Sound | Help Children Improve Listening Skills and Improve Attention from Kreative Leadership:

Keep going to see what else you need to listen for today!

In this lesson, you will learn that two letters can go together to make one sound.

This is called a digraph.


If you know the letters that can go together and the sounds they make, you will be able to read and spell better!

You just practiced hearing lots of sounds.

  • What other sounds do you really need to listen for?


We are going to look at consonant digraphs today.

First, let's remember what a consonant is with The Vowels and Consonants Song from Anchor Creative Education:

So, a consonant is a letter that is NOT a vowel.

A consonant is not A, E, I, O, U.

It is any of the other letters.


Watch this next video to see some digraphs!

Listen for what sound they make.

Digraphs | Phonics Song for Children | Phonemic Awareness | Jack Hartmann from Jack Hartmann Kids Music Channel:

Like you heard in the song, here are the most common digraphs:






Try it in the Got It? section!

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