I had a reader who had significant reading issues last year. He struggled specifically when reading longer strains of word patterns…. when he couldn’t simply chunk or break up the word into small parts. Trigraphs in particular tripped him up, espcially ‘str’ ‘scr’ ‘spr’.
So he needed practice… but I struggled to find anything to support him. Books were hard to find and I couldn’t find anything more than simple word work activities for the trigraphs. I then set out to make some passages for him to practice. We would read them together, then he would rea
d it independently and then he’d complete the comprehension questions to further practice the trigraph (which ultimately helped his spelling!).
If you have readers that struggle with trigraphs or are just focusing on trigraphs as part of your reading or spelling program… have a look!