What is a ‘split digraph’?

Saturday 12 May 2012

This week your child may come home with more unfamiliar vocabulary to do with their phonics learning. A ‘split digraph’ is simply a long vowel sound that has been split as in the words make, lake, shake, like and bike. You might remember how this used to be referred to: ‘magic e’.  That term is no longer used as it may be confusing. The ‘e’ is not magic – it’s doing a job.

Enjoy your ‘split digraphs’!