Ph digraph words
A digraph is a combination of two letters that make a single sound. These ph digraph words make the /f/ sound. It is a consonant digraph because the letters it uses are both consonants.
Digraphs are most commonly used for young learners and speech therapy but they are equally useful for teaching ESL students. By practicing digraphs, not only do learners improve their pronunciation they gain new vocabulary as they do so.
On this page, there are 3 free printable PDF pages of ph digraph word and pictures cards with a total of 24 flashcards. They can be used in all sorts of teaching activities and games as well as simple rote learning.
The words included in the ph words flashcards are –
PDF 1 – elephant, phone, alphabet, dolphin, trophy, sphere, phoenix, and sphinx.
PDF 2 – pheasant, graph, headphones, photograph, typhoon, xylophone, pharaoh, and sapphire.
PDF 3 – saxophone, microphone, gopher, phantom, pharmacy, aphid, geography, and pamphlet.
Ph digraph words list
Here is a short list of ph words that includes some more challenging vocabulary. This is useful for creating further activities suitable for older or more advanced learners.
Fun practice sentences with ph digraph words
Here are some silly sentences that you can use to practice the ph digraph with slightly older students.
My nephew found a pheasant at the pharmacy.
An elephant on asphalt with headphones.
The pharaoh had a sphinx phobia.
A symphony of saxophones, xylophones, and megaphones.
A phoney phantom photo pamphlet.