Grade Levels: K-3

These classroom activities are designed to complement the Th, Sh, and Wh topic on BrainPOP Jr.

Think of Th!

Challenge your students to think of as many th words as they can in five minutes. Remind them that the digraph can appear in the beginning, middle, or end of a word, and encourage the use rhyming strategies. At the end of the challenge, have students come together in small groups and share their words with each other. Which words did multiple students write? Was anyone able to think of a word that no one else had? Alternatively, you may wish to have students complete the brainstorming portion of this activity in cooperative groups. Then award the groups one point for each correct word they’ve written. Which group can come up with the most words?

Mad Libs

Have pairs do “mad libs” together. One student can write a short paragraph or story and then erase key words. The student should label each space as an adjective, verb, or noun. Then have the partner name words that not only fit the category, but also use th, sh, or wh. Younger students may choose to write a single sentence with a th, sh, or wh word in it, then erase the digraph word. Children can then switch papers with one another and try to guess the missing word.