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Any great ideas for teaching "th" hard/ soft sound?
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I'm a 3rd grade teacher and am looking for new ways to teach the "th" digraph to my Teir 3 acceleration group who are reading 2 years below grade level. Any creative ideas you could share?


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When I introduce it I use the words thimble and feather. I remind them that soft th wind blows across their tounge. The hard th vibrates. Not super creative but it is something I can refer back to during guided reading and interventions.
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Hi,
When I teach the /th/ sound to my first graders, I include all four of the 'h brothers'...th, ch, sh, and wh. Th is the naughty h brother because he sticks out his tounge; the ch brother thinks he is a train - chugga, chugga, choo, choo; wh is always trying to whistle but just can't quite get it; and the sh brother is tired of all the noise and wants his brothers to be quite. I have the kids act out each brother. Not sure if that is too primary for 3rd grade.
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Yes, I also read the H Brothers book as well. I always tell the kids that when they read a word with the hard th sound that it's the only time they are allowed to stick their tongue out at the teacher.
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