Spelling the sound /sh/ : sh ch ti ci

    The /sh/ sound

Teaching point The most common way of spelling the sound /sh/ is with the letters sh. Afew words (from French) use ch.

In the middle of a word the sound /sh/ is sometimes
spelled ci or ti.

Read the words aloud and listen for the sound /sh/ in each word.

Learning to spell with sh sound Learning to spell with sh sound Learning to spell with sh sound
shell chef station
shed
shelf
shrimp
sheep
shark
shoot*
sunshine
shout
brush
marsh
wash
splash
English
vanish
champagne
chalet
machine
brochure
parachute
chute*
Note: Only a few common words are listed here. For many more with ti and ci please see Units 28 and 30.

ti - action
nation
mention
section
direction
information
ci - musician
special
racial
delicious

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