Digraph:(die-graph): Two letters making one sound (sh; th; ng)
Vowel digraph: Two vowels that make up one sound (oa; ee; ie)
Spilt digraph: When a vowel digraph is spilt by a constant, but pronounced as if they are together. bake (ae); wrote (oe); these (ee)
Adjacent Consonants: Two consonants next to each other that make two different sounds (stop grab bend). Three adjacent consonants are called a consonant string (scrap).
Grapheme: (gra-f-eem): A letter or letters that represent a sound. Essentially how we write. ‘f and ph’ = /f/ ‘igh’ = /ie/ (like eye). Some phonemes can be spelled with many different graphemes: /ee/: ee, ea, ie, ei, e, e-e, y
Blend: To draw individual sounds together to pronounce a word.