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Spelling: Find the Phonemes 2

In this worksheet, students practise segmenting words into separate phonemes so they can be written down. The worksheet requires the student to listen to audio clips.

'Spelling: Find the Phonemes 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Reading: Word Reading

Curriculum subtopic:   Phonological Awareness

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

A phoneme is a unit of sound. Words can be split up into separate phonemes to help us write them down.

 

cat

The word 'cat' has three phonemes in it.

 

ship

The word 'ship' also has three phonemes in it, even though it has four letters.

 

We sometimes need two letters to write one phoneme. This is called a digraph.

Look at the picture and listen to the sound clip.

 

dog

 

Which phonemes can you hear?

d-u-g

d-o-g

d-o-k

Look at the picture and listen to the sound clip.

 

jam

 

Which phonemes can you hear?

j-a-b

sh-a-m

j-a-m

Look at the picture and listen to the sound clip.

 

zip

 

Which phonemes can you hear?

s-i-p

s-i-b

z-i-p

Look at the picture and listen to the sound clip.

 

Girl talking on the phone

 

Which phonemes can you hear?

ch-a-d

ch-a-t

sh-a-d

Look at the picture and listen to the sound clip.

 

beach huts

 

Which phonemes can you hear?

h-a-t

h-o-t

h-u-t

Look at the picture and listen to the sound clip.

 

two pegs

 

Which phonemes can you hear?

p-e-g

p-e-k

b-e-g

Look at the picture and listen to the sound clip.

 

shed

 

Which phonemes can you hear?

sh-a-d

ch-e-d

sh-e-d

Look at the picture and listen to the sound clip.

 

cup

 

Which phonemes can you hear?

c-u-b

c-u-p

c-a-p

Look at the picture and listen to the sound clip.

 

fish

 

Which phonemes can you hear?

th-i-sh

f-i-sh

f-i-ch

Look at the picture and listen to the sound clip.

 

King sitting on a throne

 

Which phonemes can you hear?

k-i-n

k-i-k

k-i-ng

  • Question 1

Look at the picture and listen to the sound clip.

 

dog

 

Which phonemes can you hear?

CORRECT ANSWER
d-o-g
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on? Clapping the sounds that you can hear helps to break each phoneme up. The word 'dog' has 3 phonemes 'd-o-g'.
  • Question 2

Look at the picture and listen to the sound clip.

 

jam

 

Which phonemes can you hear?

CORRECT ANSWER
j-a-m
EDDIE SAYS
The 'j' sound can sometimes be tricky to hear. But listen carefully and remember you can listen more than once. Say the word out loud and clap each phoneme. This can help to identify the correct phonemes. Keep up the good effort!
  • Question 3

Look at the picture and listen to the sound clip.

 

zip

 

Which phonemes can you hear?

CORRECT ANSWER
z-i-p
EDDIE SAYS
Did you get it right? 'z-i-p' has 3 phonemes. Remember to use the picture as a clue. Say the word slowly to really segment the word properly. Give the next question a try.
  • Question 4

Look at the picture and listen to the sound clip.

 

Girl talking on the phone

 

Which phonemes can you hear?

CORRECT ANSWER
ch-a-t
EDDIE SAYS
This can be tricky as 'chat' has 3 phonemes but 4 letters. Ch-a-t, 'ch' is a digraph. This is when two letters together make one sound. If you clap each sound in the word it helps to identify the correct phonemes. The trick is to remember that every time you have to change the shape of your mouth, that is a new phoneme.
  • Question 5

Look at the picture and listen to the sound clip.

 

beach huts

 

Which phonemes can you hear?

CORRECT ANSWER
h-u-t
EDDIE SAYS
Are you getting the hang of this now? 'Hut' has 3 phonemes. Keep saying the word out loud so you can hear each individual sound. You have got this!
  • Question 6

Look at the picture and listen to the sound clip.

 

two pegs

 

Which phonemes can you hear?

CORRECT ANSWER
p-e-g
EDDIE SAYS
Use the pictures to help give you a clue to the word being said. This word has 3 phonemes p-e-g. You have to change the shape of you mouth to say each phoneme correctly. Remember to look at an alphabet if you can not remember which letter belongs to each sound.
  • Question 7

Look at the picture and listen to the sound clip.

 

shed

 

Which phonemes can you hear?

CORRECT ANSWER
sh-e-d
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on? This example contains a digraph. Two letters that make one sound. 'sh' is one sound. Nearly there! Keep it up super star!
  • Question 8

Look at the picture and listen to the sound clip.

 

cup

 

Which phonemes can you hear?

CORRECT ANSWER
c-u-p
EDDIE SAYS
This word contains 3 phonemes, c-u-p. Remember you can clap each sound you can hear in the word to help segment it. Saying the word aloud and clapping helps to find out the correct phonemes.
  • Question 9

Look at the picture and listen to the sound clip.

 

fish

 

Which phonemes can you hear?

CORRECT ANSWER
f-i-sh
EDDIE SAYS
Have you got the hang of this now? Did you find the correct digraph that is used. The word 'fish' ends with the digraph 'sh'. The word only has 3 phonemes even though it has 4 letters.
  • Question 10

Look at the picture and listen to the sound clip.

 

King sitting on a throne

 

Which phonemes can you hear?

CORRECT ANSWER
k-i-ng
EDDIE SAYS
This could be tricky! Could you hear the digraph 'ng' at the end of 'king'? Listen carefully to the word. Sometimes people confuse 'ng' with the phoneme 'ng'. You need to listen carefully to the each of the sounds to hear the difference. Also think about the shape of your mouth as you say each sound.
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