Phonics Worksheets

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3-Letter Blends Worksheets

Blends are a combination of two or three consonant sounds that are pronounced together with no vowel sound between them. The types of worksheets located in this section are a type of consonant blend made up of three letters. They are commonly found at the beginning or end of words.

Add and Subtract Phonemes Worksheets

The goal here is to help build a strong sense of phonemic awareness which will help produce strong readers. Students will manipulate individual sounds in words to improve their ability to hear and identify these units in other words.

Beginning Sounds Worksheets

Students learn how to connect sounds to objects that they interact with on a daily basis. When students learn to find sounds at the front of a word it will help improve their ability to spell new terms.

Blending Sounds Worksheets

This is a fundamental skill when we are starting to learn to read. It involves combining individual sounds together to form a word. This will help them become better readers.

Consonant Blends Worksheets

Students will be presented with two or more consonant sounds that are pronounced together with no vowel sound in between them. Students will learn to recognize new sounds that are distinct from the individual sounds produced by each of the consonants.

Consonant Diagraphs Worksheets

This is similar to the previous topic. We work on forming new sounds by the placement of diagraphs within words. Students will work with terms and objects that are age appropriate for new readers.

Consonants Worksheets

We look at the placement of these non-vowel letters within a wide variety of words. This skill plays a critical role in shaping the sounds and meaning of words.

Counting Phonemes Worksheets

These are the smallest units of sound in a language, and they are the building blocks of spoken language. We count phonemes to help learners identify and manipulate the individual sounds in words.

CVC Words Worksheets

The words in this section follow a distinct pattern of consonant sound, a vowel sound, and another consonant sound, in that order. Understanding how before terms down like this can greatly boost reading fluency and comprehension.

CVCe (Silent e) Worksheets

These are our silent (e) words. These types of terms have a changes to the sound of the vowel that precedes it, making it a long vowel sound.

CVVC Words Worksheets

Another phonics staple are terms that have a long vowel sound. These terms consist of a consonant sound, a vowel sound, another vowel sound, and a consonant sound, in that order. This is an essential skill that helps build decoding skills.

Diagraphs Worksheets

These terms all have a combination of two letters that represent a single sound or phoneme. The two letters can be either vowels or consonants. The focus here is identifying pairs that are found in objects.

Diphthongs Worksheets

These terms all have what can be referred to as a gliding sound that runs over the letter combinations. These can be challenging for learners to enunciate because they involve a more complex movement of the mouth and tongue than pure vowel sounds.

Ending Sounds Worksheets

Students learn to recognize and produce the final sounds in words. Children learn to distinguish between different sounds in words and become more aware of the ways in which sounds combine to form words.

Hard C Worksheets

These are terms in which the letter (c) is pronounced with a (k) sound, rather than the sound that it typically makes before the letters (e, i, and y). It is determined by the following vowel or consonant, rather than by a spelling rule.

Hard G Worksheets

Students learn that the letter (g) can make different sounds in different words. This is important to learn because they illustrate the variability of English spelling and pronunciation.

Letters and Sounds Worksheets

We explore how the position of a letter in a word can create a variety of different sounds. This is a section you will want to explore after students have a good base of phonics skills.

Long Vowel Sounds Worksheets

These are vowel sounds that are pronounced for a relatively long duration of time. The vowels that are present within the word say their name.

Middle Sounds Worksheets

This is a more advanced section for students that have a good handle on sounding out terms. The tone that is giving off by these letter pairs can change based on the letters that surround them.

Minimal Pairs Worksheets

All of these terms differ by a single unit of sound or phoneme. This helps children to develop their ability to distinguish between sounds and understand the relationship between sounds and letters.

Phoneme Blending Worksheets

This is a crucial skill because it allows children to decode and read unfamiliar words by breaking them down into their component sounds and blending them together to create a whole word.

Phoneme Isolation Worksheets

We work on the ability to identify and isolate individual sounds or phonemes in spoken words. This is a huge part of improving your listening skills.

Phoneme Segmenting Worksheets

We break around words into their individual phonemes. This can help students vastly improve their spelling and term recognition skills.

Phoneme Substitution Worksheets

We remove a phoneme and place a new one in terms to completely modify the meaning of words. This can improve overall literacy and language abilities, as well as the ability to decode and spell words accurately.

Phonics Word Wheels Worksheets

These tools are used to help children learn and practice blending and segmenting skills. They consist of a circular chart with letters or letter combinations on each section, which can be rotated to create new words.

Pronunciation Worksheets

These are great to help with spoken language skills. They help students identify the proper way to say different terms.

R Controlled Vowels Worksheets

Vowels that are followed by the letter (r) are often bossed around. They are pronounced differently than they would be in other circumstances.

Rhyming Worksheets

This builds up from the ending sounds section. This is often a very fun skill and can lead into poetry and songs. Rhyming is a fun and engaging way to develop phonological awareness skills.

Short Vowels Worksheets

These are represented by a single vowel letter, with no additional consonant letters or vowel sounds following it. We pair the terms in such a way that they all share the same phonetic patterns.

Soft C Worksheets

These sounds are produced when the letter (c) is normally followed by the letters (e, i, or y). We learn how to identify where this sound is clearly located within words.

Soft G Worksheets

These following the same pattern found in the previous topic, but this time the focus is on the letter (g). This is usually a more advanced skill to work on.

Sound Patterns Worksheets

The goal of this section is to find words that all share a common pattern or blending scheme. We pick out the terms that do not follow that identified model.

Syllables Worksheets

We break terms into their basic units of sound and identify how many distinct sounds a word will produce. This can help children to break words down into smaller, more manageable units, which can make it easier for them to read and pronounce words accurately.

Trigraphs Worksheets

These three consecutive letters make a single sound or phoneme. We identify how these pairs are used differently across multiple terms.

Variant Vowels Worksheets

This is a core spelling skill. Students will learn how vowel combinations can produce new and unique sounds based on their positioning with a term.

Vowel Diphthongs Worksheets

This builds upon diphthong worksheets. The focus here is to work solely with non-consonant pairs.

Vowel Teams

The focus is on the use of two or more vowels that produce a single vowel sound or a diphthong (a gliding vowel sound).

Vowels vs. Consonants Worksheets

The English alphabet consists of 26 letters, out of which five are vowels (a, e, i, o, u) and the remaining 21 are consonants. We learn how to identify the classification of letters and the sounds that they will produce.

Word Families Worksheets

These are groups of words that share a common spelling pattern, usually a common base word or root word, and have similar sounds and meanings. This is a great skill to help build up vocabulary skills.