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SH | fun phonics | how to read

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Each letter of the alphabet makes its own unique sound, however, when you put some letters of the alphabet together they make a brand new sound! These combinations of letter are called digraphs. Today we're going to learn what happens when you put the letter "S" and "H" together! What sound do you think they will make?

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Still feeling a little confused about what exactly is a digraph? Let Jack Hartmann teach you about digraphs in this music video!Did you know that there are other digraphs that can be made with the letter H? Check out this story to learn about the "H Brothers" and the unique sounds that they make! Then, watch this video from Alphablocks to learn more about "TH" and "CH."Think you are a "SH" digraph expert? Try to read along with the story "Mum Takes Us Shopping," and see how many "SH" words you can find!
Recognizing digraphs is an important tool for your reading and writing toolbox. Knowing which digraphs make new sounds when they are together will help you in quickly recognizing and reading new words in stories. This means you'll spend less brain energy on sounding out words and more brain energy on understanding a story. The same thing goes for writing! Knowing which digraphs make what sounds can give you more energy to focus on your story instead of the individual words you are writing. Understanding digraphs can help you become a better reader and writer!

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