Phonic Sounds - ch, sh, th, wh, ph

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In these lessons, we will learn the phonic sounds: ch, sh, th, wh and ph.

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Sounds of ch, sh, th, wh, ph
ch sound sh sound th sound
wh sound ph sound English for Kids

CH sound

ch - Phonics

chin, chuck, chop
Cheese, chalk, chain, chick, chicken, chocolate, cherry, watch

Letterland Spelling Tip: ‘ch’ Sound

SH sound

sh - Phonics

shop, shut, ship
sheep, shed, shirt, shoes, fish, toothbrush

Letterland Spelling Tip: ‘sh’ Sound

TH sound

th - Phonics - thick, thin, thirsty / this, then, with

The two sounds made by the TH.
One is soft like in the word think. One is spoken like in the word this.

Let’s Learn About the Digraph th

Phonics Song for Kids

WH sound

wh - Phonics - where, when, white

wh - whisk, white, wheel, whisper, whenever, whistle, whale, why, where, which, what.

WH Digraph Sound

WH Song and Practice

PH sound

ph words - Phonics - phone, sphere, dolphin

Between the Lions: The “ph” Song (Phish Tribute)

Sounds like an “F” but it’s a ‘PH’.

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