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Read and Spell Phonemes: 'er' 2

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

'Read and Spell Phonemes: 'er' 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 'er' phoneme sounds like this:

 

Sometimes the 'er' phoneme is spelt in different ways. The other main ways of spelling the phoneme are 'ur' and 'ir'.

 

church

 

bird

 

Sometimes the phoneme can be spelt 'ear' and if it comes after the letter 'w' it can even be spelt 'or'.

 

Planet Earth

 

worm

 

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

Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

 

My mum works as a __________ at the hospital.

narse

nurse

norse

Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

 

We go to school to __________ how to read and write.

loarn

lairn

learn

Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

 

My __________ is in June.

birthday

bairthday

boirthday

Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

 

If you __________ hard you will pass your test.

wark

work

wairk

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

turn

pursh

shurth

curl

lurt

hurt

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

first

thirn

churb

girl

sturch

dirt

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

shearl

search

thearn

heard

chearst

pearl

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

worst

word

worch

wornth

world

worsh

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

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

 

Karla got lots of presents on her __________.

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

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

 

Liam fell over and __________ his leg.

  • Question 1

Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

 

My mum works as a __________ at the hospital.

CORRECT ANSWER
nurse
  • Question 2

Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

 

We go to school to __________ how to read and write.

CORRECT ANSWER
learn
  • Question 3

Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

 

My __________ is in June.

CORRECT ANSWER
birthday
  • Question 4

Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

 

If you __________ hard you will pass your test.

CORRECT ANSWER
work
  • Question 5

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

CORRECT ANSWER
turn
curl
hurt
  • Question 6

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

CORRECT ANSWER
first
girl
dirt
  • Question 7

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

CORRECT ANSWER
search
heard
pearl
  • Question 8

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

CORRECT ANSWER
worst
word
world
  • Question 9

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

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

 

Karla got lots of presents on her __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
birthday
  • Question 10

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

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

 

Liam fell over and __________ his leg.

CORRECT ANSWER
hurt
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