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Read and Spell Phonemes: 'ear' 3

In this worksheet, students identify the 'ear' phoneme in longer texts and choose the correct spelling to complete sentences.

'Read and Spell Phonemes: 'ear' 3' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Reading: Word Reading

Curriculum subtopic:   Grapheme Awareness

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

All these words contain the 'ear' phoneme, but spelt in different ways.

appear

cheer

here

pier

 

In this worksheet you can practise reading sentences and finding words containing different spellings of the 'ear' phoneme.

Read the sentence below. One of the words in it contains the 'ear' phoneme, but it may be spelt in a different way. Tick the box that shows how it is spelt.

 

My family and I go to India every year.

ear

eer

ere

ier

This sentence also has an 'ear' word in it. How is it spelt?

 

The cashier added up the bill and we paid her.

ear

eer

ere

ier

This sentence also has an 'ear' word in it. How is it spelt?

 

You need to be sincere when you say sorry to someone.

ear

eer

ere

ier

This sentence also has an 'ear' word in it. How is it spelt?

 

My nanna is always cheerful even when she is feeling ill.

ear

eer

ere

ier

This time, read the sentences out loud and count how many times you hear the 'ear' phoneme.

(Remember, it might be spelt in different ways.)

 

Dad put the car into gear and gripped the steering wheel. He looked in his rear mirror and pulled out when the road was clear.

3

4

5

How many times can you hear the 'ear' phoneme in these sentences?

 

We peered into the dark wood. We clearly saw a deer near to us but it twitched its ears and ran away in fear.

4

5

6

How many times can you hear the 'ear' phoneme in these sentences?

 

We come here on holiday every year and stay in a caravan near the sea. We like to go on the pier but Dad prefers to sit in the pub and have a beer.

4

5

6

Choose the correct spelling for the missing 'ear' word in this sentence. Remember, it may not be spelt with the letters 'ear'.

The word has already been used in this worksheet.

 

Jodie was very __________ when she said sorry to her sister.

sincere

sincear

sinceer

What is the correct spelling of the missing 'ear' word in this sentence?

 

The sun __________ from behind the clouds.

appered

appeered

appeared

What is the correct spelling of the missing 'ear' word in this sentence?

 

Sarah tried to stay __________ even though she was sad that her big brother had gone away to college.

chearful

chierful

cheerful

  • Question 1

Read the sentence below. One of the words in it contains the 'ear' phoneme, but it may be spelt in a different way. Tick the box that shows how it is spelt.

 

My family and I go to India every year.

CORRECT ANSWER
ear
EDDIE SAYS
The word containing the 'ear' phoneme is 'year'.
  • Question 2

This sentence also has an 'ear' word in it. How is it spelt?

 

The cashier added up the bill and we paid her.

CORRECT ANSWER
ier
EDDIE SAYS
The word is 'cashier'.
  • Question 3

This sentence also has an 'ear' word in it. How is it spelt?

 

You need to be sincere when you say sorry to someone.

CORRECT ANSWER
ere
EDDIE SAYS
The word is 'sincere'. If you are sincere you mean what you say.
  • Question 4

This sentence also has an 'ear' word in it. How is it spelt?

 

My nanna is always cheerful even when she is feeling ill.

CORRECT ANSWER
eer
EDDIE SAYS
The word is 'cheerful'.
  • Question 5

This time, read the sentences out loud and count how many times you hear the 'ear' phoneme.

(Remember, it might be spelt in different ways.)

 

Dad put the car into gear and gripped the steering wheel. He looked in his rear mirror and pulled out when the road was clear.

CORRECT ANSWER
4
EDDIE SAYS
The words are 'gear', 'steering', 'rear' and 'clear'.
  • Question 6

How many times can you hear the 'ear' phoneme in these sentences?

 

We peered into the dark wood. We clearly saw a deer near to us but it twitched its ears and ran away in fear.

CORRECT ANSWER
6
EDDIE SAYS
The words are 'peered', 'clearly', 'deer', 'near', 'ears' and 'fear'.
  • Question 7

How many times can you hear the 'ear' phoneme in these sentences?

 

We come here on holiday every year and stay in a caravan near the sea. We like to go on the pier but Dad prefers to sit in the pub and have a beer.

CORRECT ANSWER
5
EDDIE SAYS
The words are 'here', 'year', 'near', 'pier' and 'beer'.
  • Question 8

Choose the correct spelling for the missing 'ear' word in this sentence. Remember, it may not be spelt with the letters 'ear'.

The word has already been used in this worksheet.

 

Jodie was very __________ when she said sorry to her sister.

CORRECT ANSWER
sincere
EDDIE SAYS
Did you remember the meaning of the word sincere from question 5?
  • Question 9

What is the correct spelling of the missing 'ear' word in this sentence?

 

The sun __________ from behind the clouds.

CORRECT ANSWER
appeared
EDDIE SAYS
This one was difficult. appeared means to come into sight.
  • Question 10

What is the correct spelling of the missing 'ear' word in this sentence?

 

Sarah tried to stay __________ even though she was sad that her big brother had gone away to college.

CORRECT ANSWER
cheerful
EDDIE SAYS
Cheerful means happy!
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