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Digraph Sentences Worksheets (6 Free Printables)

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Get 6 FREE pdf worksheets focused on digraphs Sh, Th, Ch, Wh, and Ck for focused phonics digraph practice. There are 36 decodable sentences to match with bright pictures to confirm meaning, all while building fluency AND comprehension!

Pictures of all six digraph worksheets on a brightly colored background with many colors.
Download 5 FREE worksheets at the bottom of this post!

Common Digraphs: Sh, Ch, Th, Wh, Ck

What are Digraphs? Digraphs are two letters that come together to form one new sound.

The most commonly used consonant digraphs, and therefore the ones we teach first, are sh, ch, th, wh, and ck.

Young readers need to practice decoding sentences that include these digraphs. We’re sharing 36 decodable digraph sentences as a simple and meaningful way to promote focused phonics skills practice.

👉 Note: The digraphs are underlined here for your convenience. Use them for sentence dictation or print our free read & match worksheets below!

6 digraph sentence matching worksheets with a glue stick and scissors.

Digraph Sh Sentences

  • The shell had a crab in it.
  • Josh likes to shop with cash.
  • She is in a rush and did a mad dash.
  • The trash is in the shed.
  • I can wish for a fish.
  • Tish has a rash on her shin.

👉 Get our free & printable SH worksheets and our tips for How to Teach sh!

Digraph Ch Sentences

  • We had such fun on the bench.
  • Chad has a big chin.
  • Do not chug the cup of milk.
  • Rich had a chat with Chip.
  • Can you check on the chimp?
  • Chop the log up into little chips.

👉 Get our free printable CH Worksheets!

Digraph Th Sentences

  • That thing is a sloth.
  • I run on the path with Beth.
  • When I do math, I must think!
  • Mom said to the twins, “Both of you get in the bath!”
  • They see a moth that is red.
  • Seth is tall and thin.

Digraph Ck

  • A duck can quack.
  • Rick and Jill had a black cat.
  • Jack can kick the ball.
  • Mom tells me to lock the back door.
  • Quick! Pick up the sack.
  • Go on the deck to see a flock of birds.

👉 Remember to teach the spelling rule for digraph CK! “Long Spelling Right After Short Vowel.”

Digraph Wh

  • I like to play whack a mole.
  • I got a whiff of lunch. Yum!
  • Do not whine when you fall!
  • Did you see the whale when it swam?
  • Which twin is which?
  • Jess can use a whisk to whip the butter.

Mixed Digraph Sentences

  • Why are you in such a rush?
  • Rich and Rick go on a ship.
  • Look at that black moth on the shed.
  • The lunch shop shut down.
  • I got a whiff of the trash. Yuck!
  • When did she get all that cash?
Collage showing the TH digraph sentences worksheets cut and then pasted to match.

Read & Match Digraph Worksheets

The worksheets are designed to practice decoding skills AND support comprehension.

All 36 sentences follow predictable VC patterns (vowel/consonant) and include common high-frequency words.

These printables are designed to ensure that children are practicing reading for meaning. They also allow kids to practice reading fluency.

How to use them with students:

  1. Begin by creasing the paper and folding the pictures underneath. We want students to first read the sentences without relying on picture support.
  2. Children underline the words with digraphs and then read the sentence.
  3. After reading each sentence one time, kids unfold the paper to reveal the pictures.
  4. Children now read the sentences again, looking for a picture that matches the meaning of the sentence. The pictures are used to encourage self-monitoring. If they don’t find a picture that matches, then they should re-read the sentence again or ask for help.
  5. Once they have read through each sentence and confirmed by finding a matching picture, they can now cut out the pictures.
  6. Children should re-read each sentence again and place the matching picture in the box next to the sentence. At this point, children will have read each digraph sentence three times!
  7. Students now read the sentences aloud to the teacher. If they can read the sentences and I can see that the pictures match the sentences, they are given the green light to glue!
Close up of the completed mixed digraph sentences worksheet.

ℹ️ Tips & Info

Age Group: These worksheets are perfect for first grade students as they learn digraphs and begin taking off in their reading skills!

  • Children need to have the skills required to complete this activity. The ability to read sentences takes more stamina than reading isolated words! They should have a strong grasp on all letter sounds from a-z, the ability to blend CVC words with three phonemes, and a good sight word bank including common High-Frequency Words.
  • Grab your scissors and a glue stick! If you print in black and white, then have your students to color in the pictures for extra fun!

Related Resources

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DOWNLOAD TERMS: All of our resources and printables are designed for personal use only in homes and classrooms. Each teacher must download his or her own copy. To share with others, please use the social share links provided or distribute the link to the blog post so others can download their own copies. Please do not save our files to a shared drive, reproduce our resources on the web, or make photocopies for anyone besides your own students. Your support in this allows us to keep making free resources for everyone! Please see our Creative Credits page for information about the licensed clipart we use. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our terms, please email us. Thank you!

Note: The sentences and clipart have been updated to reflect best practices since original publishing.

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  1. Thank you so much Mam Katie and Mam Laura for sharing
    these very effective strategies in teaching language. I will use these for our Learning Recovery Program we have in our school.
    Again, thank you and God Bless😊❤️

  2. These decodable CVC and digraph & blend cut and paste sentences from Literacy Learn are great for my students that have special needs and are beginning readers. They are wonderful for both 1:1 and small group activities. They also work well for IEP data collection.

    1. Hi Joy, we’re so happy you enjoyed these resources! 🙂 Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experience. -Katie & Laura

  3. Thank you Literacy Learn for your well-thought and easily comprehensible material. I have been using it with my 6 y.o. bilingual kid and we both totally love it.

    1. Hi Dawn,
      We are so happy you can use them! We hope it provides a meaningful learning experience in reading digraphs for each student in your group.
      Laura and Katie

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