‘OR’ Digraph Student Activity Page Phonics Free Language Printable

This double letters “or” learning printable is a great resource for preschool children. Use this language student activity page to create hands-on learning-to-read activities for your students and “or phonogram activities.

Digraph sounds

Digraphs are two letters that come together to make one sound. Digraphs can be found in words like “shut,” “thick,” and “whale”. These combinations of consonants can be tricky for young readers to identify and differentiate from other sounds. It is important for educators to explicitly teach digraph sounds using interactive activities and games. This can include sorting pictures by their digraph sound, reading books with a focus on digraphs, and playing word games that feature these special sound combinations. With practice, students can become confident and fluent in their digraph sound recognition.

teaching the /or/ digraph sound

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The “or” digraph can be taught to young learners by introducing words such as “horn,” “storm,” “fork,” and “horse.” These words can be used in various activities such as word hunts, forming sentences, and playing memory games. It is important to emphasize the sound of the digraph and its placement within words. Children can also practice writing words with the “or” digraph and drawing pictures to enhance their understanding. Consistent and frequent practice with the “or” digraph can help children read and spell words more effectively.

Digraph phonics games are an excellent tool for helping young learners build and reinforce their reading fluency skills. These games focus on digraphs, which are pairs of letters that come together to make one sound, such as “or” or “sh.” By practicing these sounds through fun and engaging games, children can develop their phonemic awareness and become more proficient readers. Some popular digraph phonics games include “Digraph Bingo,” “Memory Match,” and “Roll and Read,” which all provide opportunities for students to practice identifying, reading, and using digraphs in words and sentences.

Student activity page – or digraph

Present these materials to assist children in recognizing and using digraphs in words, including sandpaper letter activities, moveable alphabets, and word-building exercises. By learning digraphs through this method, children develop their reading and writing skills, as well as their ability to identify and articulate sounds in words.

Age: Preschool ages 2.5 – 5 years

Subjects and uses in the classroom: Phonics, Digraphs, Double Sandpaper Letters Extensions, Language Centers, Fine motor, Prereading

how to use this resource

This activity page contains many fun, quick, and engaging hands-on exercises. Children are prompted to practice letter formation, identify words that contain the digraph, color, trace, and identify the digraph. The poster also has a visual demonstration of the pronunciation. The complementary sheet also contains images and labels for additional matching work and cutting exercise strips with the digraph or“.

Print on cardstock and laminate if you wish to reuse it, or print a black and white version for each student to complete. Gather pencils, crayons, pegs or counters, scissors, play dough, or some loose parts for children to build the digraph “or.

Present the phonogram and invite the child to say the sound correctly following the prompt, trace or build the digraph, color, match the picture to the picture and the word to the word, trace it, clip pegs onto correct boxes, and practice cutting.


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About Anastasia - Anastasia is an early childhood teacher and the founder of Montessori Nature - a blog about Montessori living and learning and nature-based explorations. With many years of experience working in a Montessori environment and homeschooling her children, she directed her passion for all things Montessori and nature into creating educational resources. You can learn more here and browse her printables on Teachers Pay Teachers.