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Read and Spell Phonemes: 'ear' 2

In this worksheet, students consider different spellings of the 'ear' phoneme. The worksheet requires students to listen to audio clips.

'Read and Spell Phonemes: 'ear' 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:  Reading: Word Reading

Curriculum subtopic:  Grapheme Awareness

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

A phoneme is a unit of sound. The 'ear' phoneme sounds like this:

 

Sometimes the 'ear' phoneme is spelt in different ways. The other main ways of spelling the phoneme are 'eer', 'ere' and 'ier'.

 

deer

 

sphere

 

chandelier

 

In this worksheet you can practise reading and writing these different spellings of the 'ear' phoneme.

Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

 

We went to the seaside and walked on the __________.

piyer

pare

pier

Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

 

A ball is a __________ shape. 

sphere

sphear

spheir

Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

 

Everybody gave a big __________ when Joe won the race.

cheir

cheer

chair

Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

 

Come __________ at once!

here

hair

heir

Three of the 'eer' words in the list are proper words and three are not. Tick the proper words.

theer

cneer

peer

steer

treer

beer

Three of the 'ere' words in the list are proper words and three are not. Tick the proper words.

plere

here

trere

sphere

strere

severe

Three of the 'ier' words in the list are proper words and three are not. Tick the proper words.

pier

kier

cashier

blier

chandelier

strier

Use one of the 'ear' words you have read in this worksheet to fill in the missing word in the sentence.

Remember, the 'ear' phoneme is not always spelt with the letters 'ear'!

 

The world is shaped like a __________.

Use one of the 'ear' words you have read in this worksheet to fill in the missing word in the sentence.

Remember, the 'ear' phoneme is not always spelt with the letters 'ear'!

 

We paddled in the sea and then had fish and chips on the __________.

Use one of the 'ear' words you have read in this worksheet to fill in the missing word in the sentence.

Remember, the 'ear' phoneme is not always spelt with the letters 'ear'!

 

Now give a big __________ for our winners!

  • Question 1

Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

 

We went to the seaside and walked on the __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
pier
EDDIE SAYS
Pier uses the ier spelling of the 'ear' sound
  • Question 2

Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

 

A ball is a __________ shape. 

CORRECT ANSWER
spheir
EDDIE SAYS
this word is spelt using the 'ere' trigraph
  • Question 3

Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

 

Everybody gave a big __________ when Joe won the race.

CORRECT ANSWER
cheer
EDDIE SAYS
cheer uses the 'eer' trigraph
  • Question 4

Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

 

Come __________ at once!

CORRECT ANSWER
here
EDDIE SAYS
here is spelt using the 'ere' trigraph
  • Question 5

Three of the 'eer' words in the list are proper words and three are not. Tick the proper words.

CORRECT ANSWER
peer
steer
beer
EDDIE SAYS
Peer is someone the same age as you Beer is a drink Steer is how you drive a boat
  • Question 6

Three of the 'ere' words in the list are proper words and three are not. Tick the proper words.

CORRECT ANSWER
here
sphere
severe
EDDIE SAYS
Did you get them right? Some of these are tricky!
  • Question 7

Three of the 'ier' words in the list are proper words and three are not. Tick the proper words.

CORRECT ANSWER
pier
cashier
chandelier
EDDIE SAYS
Pier, chandelier and cashier all us the 'ier' spelling of the sound.
  • Question 8

Use one of the 'ear' words you have read in this worksheet to fill in the missing word in the sentence.

Remember, the 'ear' phoneme is not always spelt with the letters 'ear'!

 

The world is shaped like a __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
sphere
EDDIE SAYS
The word sphere uses the 'ere spelling of the 'ear' phoneme.
  • Question 9

Use one of the 'ear' words you have read in this worksheet to fill in the missing word in the sentence.

Remember, the 'ear' phoneme is not always spelt with the letters 'ear'!

 

We paddled in the sea and then had fish and chips on the __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
pier
EDDIE SAYS
Pier is a platform sticking out into water, usually the sea, which people walk along.
  • Question 10

Use one of the 'ear' words you have read in this worksheet to fill in the missing word in the sentence.

Remember, the 'ear' phoneme is not always spelt with the letters 'ear'!

 

Now give a big __________ for our winners!

CORRECT ANSWER
cheer
EDDIE SAYS
The word cheer uses the 'eer' spelling of the 'ear' phoneme.
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