trigraphs and quadgraphs

There are plenty of worksheets, games and English activities to help with phonics in the beginning. We have loads of phonics worksheets and games here on our site. However for more advanced phonics the number of worksheets and options becomes less. Two of those advanced phonics topics are trigraphs and digraphs

So below we have a 20 page worksheet selection, that can easily be used as a workbook if needed, to help you practice with your children and students some more advanced phonics skills. You can jump to the download here…. or you can read on to learn a little more about trigraphs and quad graphs, and why we have made these trigraph and quadgraph worksheet bundles for you .

trigraph worksheet

What is a Trigraph

Lets keep this fairly simple as the aim is to teach your students and not give you a full phonology lesson. The aim is output of language, not learning Phonology terminology (ha!)

A trigraph is a group of three letters in English that make one sound. similar to how a Digraph is a group of two letters that make one sound. Trigraph examples can include tch, air, eau, dge. They can consist of vowels or consonants. Often three letter vowel combinations are called triphthongs.

What is a Quadgraph

As you can probably guess if a trigraph is a three letter group of letters then a quadgraph is a four letter group of letters that form one sound. These can be a combination of consonants or vowels.

Trigraph, Quadgraph worksheets for download.

Below we have the set of 20 different worksheets and tasks to help students learn these more advanced phonic sounds. The sounds we have included ( can be different spellings) are as followings.

Trigraphs / Triphthongs / blendsQuadgraphs / Quadphthongs / others
chraugh
thrious
dgeeigh
sprough
shr
air

You can download the 20 pages from the link below. Please use for home and school use.

and check out our other phonics resources here.

I have been a teacher of English for over 15 years, in that time i made hundreds and thousands of resources and learnt so much i think its worth sharing. Hopefully to help teachers and parents around the world.

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