Teaching Phonics

Consonant Digraphs – Jigsaw Puzzle

Electronic Jigsaw Puzzle – Consonant Digraphs – th, wh, ck, ff, ng & pt – Launch this puzzle on your Ipad, Computer or Phone.


Consonant Digraphs List

Free Electronic Jigsaw Puzzle

Q. What is a Consonant Digraph?
A. When two consonants combine to make a consonant sound.

This electronic puzzle is for PC, Tablet and Mobile and is based on the consonant digraphs – th, wh, ck, ff, ng, pt

consonant digraphs list

Click this Image to Launch the Jigsaw Puzzle

th words – bath, brother, depth, Earth, feather, month, mother, froth, mother, teeth, father, tooth

wh words – when, where, wheat, whine, while, whip, wheel, whistle, whimper, wheelbarrow

ck words – lock, clock, luck, cracks, deck, tack, rocks, chicken, black, pocket, neck, woodpecker

ff words – stuff, ruff, huff, scruff, sniff, puff, handcuffs, coffee, off, fluffy, earmuffs, stiff, cliff

ng words – young, stung, gong, rang, strong, hung, wrong, sung, song, lung, long

pt words – slept, abrupt, script, adopt, interrupt, windswept, except, accept, September

Teaching Tips and Tricks for Phonics Jigsaw Puzzles

  • Pretest – From running records or other assessments note the sounds students have mastered, need reinforcement or need to have introduced. Have students solve puzzles relative to the sounds they need to ‘work on’.
  • Model – Model your self talk and ways to think about sounds while working through a puzzle with your students.
  • (In your best King Julien Voice) Don’t Touch the Puzzle! – Look at the preview image of the puzzle and have students predict possible words they think may be included on the jigsaw Brainstorm in pairs words (over emphasize) → that start with the th sound?

    th jigsaw puzzle

    th Jigsaw Puzzle Preview

  • Take a Picture WalkSay aloud, “For some of the pictures on the puzzle I find it a bit hard to work out the th sound . Take this one of the boy and a girl sitting together… I don’t hear the th sound. Let’s use the letters to work out the word.
  • Putting Pieces TogetherModel self-talk. “OK, now I’ve got it! The picture of the boy and girl sitting is one of a brother and sister.”
  • Repeat the Sounds“Now I’m going to say the word aloud to myself and listen for the th sound. Bro-th-er.”

Puzzle Solving Skills – Model your self-talk as move the pieces around e.g. ‘I like to get the bottom edge sorted first and I then look for the other edge pieces. After that I like to fill in the center of the puzzle. What do you like to do?’

Click here —> Launch the electronic Consonant Digraph List Jigsaw Puzzle

Electronic Jigsaw Puzzle

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