We often come across words like whip, when, which, wham, whisk, whip etc. Children try to blend the w and h sound together but ‘wh’ is not a consonant blend. It is in fact a digraph where you hear only one sound. The digraph wh is just another way to spell the sound /w/.
Read the words and highlight the wh sound in the above list. Remember to tell the kids that h is always silent in the wh sound.
Have them read the words – whip, whisk, whiff, whack, whisker, wheel, white etc. and highlight the wh sound in each word.
Though there are a limited number of words with the wh sound, I noticed just often kids forgot that h is silent in the wh sound. They tried to blend the w and h sound. So, I decided to create these worksheets focusing on the wh sound and take it up separately.
Identify the wh sound pictures and read the words in the word bank. Write the correct word next to its picture in the above worksheet.
Questions help us communicate with others. With the help of questions, children can ask about a person, thing, topic, or situation. We use words like when, where, whom, who, why, what, where, which, etc. to ask questions. We call them wh questions because the words begin with wh. Click on the image above to download free PDF file for ‘wh questions’ worksheets.
In the above worksheet, identify the picture, and complete the words by pasting the tiles. The words are whisk, whip, whack, whiz, wheel, and whiff.
In the last worksheet, unscramble the words to form a sentence.
Circle the pictures with ‘wh sound’ on page 2. The pictures are wheelbarrow, whirl, whiskers, hen, wheat, yoyo, wheelchair, and whistle.
The instructions to print are mentioned in the book. This book requires only 2 sheets to form an A5 size (approximately) book. The sheets will be printed on both sides. All the pages are numbered so there will not be any confusion.
In case, you have to print on both sides manually, print pages 1 and 8 and pages 6 and 3 first. On the reverse of pages 1 and 8, print pages 2 and 3. On the reverse of pages 6 and 3, print pages 4 and 5.
Since the print will be on both sides, use a thicker sheet.
I have also created ‘my book about wr words.‘ Do check it.
On page 3, write ‘wh’ and the words with ‘wh sound.’
On the next two pages, children have to frame sentences using the words given. A sentence begins with a capital letter. This rule will help children understand the first word of the sentence. Sentences end with a period or full stop or question mark or exclamation mark. This will make punctuation rules clear and also help children frame sentences. Do not forget to color the pictures.
The last two pages are for writing sentences. Children have to write sentences with words whose pictures have been provided. The words are the same that the children have traced on page 3.
Click on the above image to download the PDF file for ‘My book about wh.’