Phase 3 phonics sounds: igh sound jolly phonics

igh sound jolly phonics

How to teach igh sound:

We are going to teach kids the igh sound through 6 steps. Each step will add a lot of fun and liveliness to the learning time. Let’s see together:

1. sound igh story:

igh sound jolly phonics

Johnny was playing in the garden with his ball. He was throwing the ball to the dog and the dog has to get it. The dog was happy but he got tired. Johnny kicked the ball far this time and the dog looked at it going farther like he was going to cry. He looked back at Johnny and started to bend his legs and he sat down. “fine, I will go and get it this time”, johnny said. He ran so fast but unfortunately, he stumbled on a rock and fell on the ground. “igh, igh”, he kept saying until his mother heard him. That night, johnny spent his time in the bed, not doing anything saying “igh, igh”. he shouldn’t make his dog that tired.

2. igh sound jolly phonics pronunciation:

Phonics Sounds Phase 3: igh sound jolly phonics
  • the “igh’ is pronounced like long “I” as in the words light and height.
  • To make the “igh” correctly, you need to pronounce two sounds and make a smooth connection between them.
  • Start with making the “ɑ” sound.
  • Open your mouth as wide as possible. Relax your lips and allow them to rest in a neutral position.
  • Flatten your tongue and place it very low in your mouth. The tip of your tongue should be touching the back of your bottom front teeth.
  • Next, connect the “ɑ” to the “i” sound.
  • Smoothly move your jaw up, until your mouth is almost closed, and push your tongue forward, raising it high in your mouth.
  • The first sound in a diphthong is typically longer and louder. So, make sure that you pronounce a nice and full “ɑ” and then connect it to the “i”.


3. jolly phonics trigraph igh dictation:

walk with your kid step by step on his notebook to write the following trigraph. Show him the gif below and motivate him to imitate it.

4. igh sound trigraph tracing worksheet:

Here’s the trigraph “igh” tracing worksheet to practice:

5. jolly phonics sound igh – blending exercise:

Use our phonics phase 2 and phase 3 flashcards to practice some pronunciation activities with your kid: 

  • First level: Make combinations of the flashcards below and let the child recognize which letters are making the sound “igh”.
  • Advanced level: Let the child assemble the words below by himself. keep telling him the pronunciation of the word until he can make the combination alone. 
  • The word the kid should make here is “night”.

Try other words too…

6. jolly phonics sound igh – words dictation:

Write on the board or on a piece of paper the following table of graphemes. Give the kid some oral words that can only be combined with available graphemes in the table. See how your kid will be able to form a word from.


The teacher/parent here may say :


Now the kid has to know how to form the latter word from the table using his listening skills and his knowledge of blending.

after the teacher/parent pronounce the word the kid should arrange the word following the pronunciation he heard

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