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Spelling: Find the Phonemes 3

In this worksheet, students practise segmenting words with more than one syllable into phonemes.

'Spelling: Find the Phonemes 3' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:  Reading: Word Reading

Curriculum subtopic:  Phonological Awareness

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Words are made up of different sounds, or phonemes.

 

The word donkey can be split into five phonemes.

d-o-n-k-ey

Sometimes two or more letters are needed for one phoneme.

 

If you can split words into phonemes it helps with reading and spelling.

Look at the picture and read the word out loud.


elephant

 

Tick the correct way of splitting the word into phonemes.

e-l-e-p-h-a-n-t

e-l-e-ph-a-n-t

Look at the picture and read the word out loud.

 

hamster

 

Tick the correct way of splitting the word into phonemes.

h-a-m-s-t-er

h-a-m-s-t-e-r

Look at the picture and read the word out loud.

 

magpie

 

Tick the correct way of splitting the word into phonemes.

m-a-g-p-ie

m-a-g-p-i-e

Look at the picture and read the word out loud.

 

pheasant

 

Tick the correct way of splitting the word into phonemes.

ph-e-a-s-a-n-t

p-h-ea-s-a-n-t

ph-ea-s-a-n-t

Look at the picture and read the word out loud.

 

hyena

 

Tick the correct way of splitting the word into phonemes.

hy-e-n-a

h-y-e-na

h-y-e-n-a

This time, read the word out loud and count the number of phonemes it contains. Tick the correct answer.

 

blackbird

6

7

8

How many phonemes can you hear in this word?

 

cheetah

4

5

6

How many phonemes can you hear in this word?

 

ostrich

4

5

6

How many phonemes can you hear in this word?

 

 

chimpanzee

6

7

8

How many phonemes can you hear in this word?

 

jackdaw

5

6

7

  • Question 1

Look at the picture and read the word out loud.


elephant

 

Tick the correct way of splitting the word into phonemes.

CORRECT ANSWER
e-l-e-ph-a-n-t
EDDIE SAYS
The two letters 'ph' make one sound.
  • Question 2

Look at the picture and read the word out loud.

 

hamster

 

Tick the correct way of splitting the word into phonemes.

CORRECT ANSWER
h-a-m-s-t-er
EDDIE SAYS
The two letters 'er' make one sound.
  • Question 3

Look at the picture and read the word out loud.

 

magpie

 

Tick the correct way of splitting the word into phonemes.

CORRECT ANSWER
m-a-g-p-ie
EDDIE SAYS
The two letters 'ie' make one sound.
  • Question 4

Look at the picture and read the word out loud.

 

pheasant

 

Tick the correct way of splitting the word into phonemes.

CORRECT ANSWER
ph-ea-s-a-n-t
EDDIE SAYS
This is a tricky one! You probably know that 'ph' is one sound, but did you spot that the letters 'ea' only make only one sound as well?
  • Question 5

Look at the picture and read the word out loud.

 

hyena

 

Tick the correct way of splitting the word into phonemes.

CORRECT ANSWER
h-y-e-n-a
EDDIE SAYS
This time each letter makes a separate sound.
  • Question 6

This time, read the word out loud and count the number of phonemes it contains. Tick the correct answer.

 

blackbird

CORRECT ANSWER
7
EDDIE SAYS
The phonemes are b-l-a-ck-b-ir-d.
  • Question 7

How many phonemes can you hear in this word?

 

cheetah

CORRECT ANSWER
4
EDDIE SAYS
The phonemes are ch-ee-t-ah. The 'h' does not make a sound on its own.
  • Question 8

How many phonemes can you hear in this word?

 

ostrich

CORRECT ANSWER
6
EDDIE SAYS
The phonemes are o-s-t-r-i-ch.
  • Question 9

How many phonemes can you hear in this word?

 

 

chimpanzee

CORRECT ANSWER
8
EDDIE SAYS
The phonemes are ch-i-m-p-a-n-z-ee.
  • Question 10

How many phonemes can you hear in this word?

 

jackdaw

CORRECT ANSWER
5
EDDIE SAYS
The phonemes are j-a-ck-d-aw.
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