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The Letter H

The-Letter-HThe letter H makes the sound heard in the words he, help and behave. This consonant sound ranks in the not so common category along with its counterparts: j, k and w. However, the letter H when paired with other consonants forms a variety of sounds. It is used to create the following digraphs (2 letters result in 1 sound):

  • CH digraph , e.g., chin, pitcher and each,
  • SH digraph, e.g., she, sunshine and wish,
  • TH digraph (voiceless), e.g., thank, author, and both,
  • TH digraph (voiced), e.g., the, brother and smooth, and
  • WH digraph, e.g., when, why and which*.

In addition, the letter H when paired with the letter P makes the /f/ sound, e.g., phone, nephew and graph. It can also make the /f/ sound when combined with the letter G, e.g., cough, rough and tough. In some words, the letter H can be silent, e.g., though, bright, piranha and spaghetti.

*Some people pronounce the H sound before the W and others do not pronounce the letter H; it is silent.

Letter H Worksheets

Letter-H-Worksheet-1 We created worksheets to help your child practice forming the upper- and lowercase letter H correctly. Ideally, letters should be formed from top to bottom and left to right with a continuous stroke when possible. The uppercase H is formed as follows: down, lift, down, lift and cross. The lowercase h is formed as follows: down, up and around.

Letter H Worksheet 1
We offer a free printable worksheet that encourages a child to say, trace and write the upper- and lowercase letter H.

Letter H Worksheet 2
We offer a free printable worksheet that focuses on the uppercase letter H. We encourage a child to say, trace and write the uppercase letter H.

Letter H Worksheet 3
We offer a free printable worksheet that focuses on the lowercase letter h. We encourage a child to say, trace and write the lowercase letter h.

Letter H Worksheet 4
We offer a free printable worksheet that encourages a child to say, trace and write the upper- and lowercase letter h.

Letter H Worksheet 5
We offer a free printable worksheet that encourages a child to say, trace and write the upper- and lowercase letter h.

Letter H Worksheet 6
We offer a free printable worksheet that encourages a child to say, trace and write the upper- and lowercase letter h. We also included a fun game – circle the items that begin with the letter h.

Words with the Letter H

The table below contains a list of words with the letter H. We also indicate the location of the /h/ sound – beginning (initial) or middle (medial). Our list contains 135 words; please use our search feature to narrow results.

Letter H Words
Sound
aheadmedial
ahoymedial
behavemedial
behindmedial
beholdmedial
grasshoppermedial
hadinitial
hairinitial
haleinitial
halfinitial
hallinitial
Halloweeninitial
haltinitial
haminitial
hamburgerinitial
hammerinitial
hamsterinitial
handinitial
hanginitial
hangerinitial
happeninitial
happyinitial
hardinitial
hareinitial
harkinitial
harmonicainitial
harpinitial
hasinitial
hasteinitial
hatinitial
hateinitial
hauntinitial
haveinitial
hayinitial
hazeinitial
heinitial
headinitial
healinitial
healthinitial
heapinitial
hearinitial
heartinitial
heatinitial
heaveinitial
heaveninitial
heavyinitial
heckinitial
hedgeinitial
heedinitial
heelinitial
heftinitial
heldinitial
helicopterinitial
helloinitial
helmetinitial
helpinitial
helperinitial
heminitial
heninitial
henceinitial
herinitial
hereinitial
heroinitial
hersinitial
heyinitial
hidinitial
hideinitial
highinitial
high chairinitial
hikeinitial
hillinitial
himinitial
hindinitial
hingeinitial
hintinitial
hipinitial
hireinitial
hisinitial
hissinitial
hitinitial
hitchinitial
hiveinitial
hockeyinitial
hoginitial
holdinitial
holeinitial
holidayinitial
homeinitial
homeworkinitial
honeinitial
honeyinitial
honkinitial
honorinitial
hoodinitial
hookinitial
hoopinitial
hootinitial
hopinitial
hopeinitial
horninitial
horribleinitial
horseinitial
horseshoeinitial
hoseinitial
hostinitial
hotinitial
hot doginitial
houndinitial
houseinitial
howinitial
howlinitial
hubinitial
hueinitial
huffinitial
huginitial
hugeinitial
huminitial
humpinitial
hunchinitial
hundredinitial
hunginitial
hungryinitial
hunkinitial
huntinitial
hurlinitial
hurryinitial
hurtinitial
husbandinitial
hushinitial
hutinitial
overheardmedial
rehearsemedial
sea horsemedial
unhappymedial
unhookmedial

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