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Read and Spell Phonemes: 'air' 3

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

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

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:  Reading: Word Reading

Curriculum subtopic:  Grapheme Awareness

Difficulty level:  

down

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

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

chair

square

bear

there

 

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

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

 

There is a new girl in our class today.

air

are

ear

ere

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

 

Jonny went upstairs into his bedroom.

air

are

ear

ere

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

 

Katie used apples, pears and oranges to make a fruit salad.

air

are

ear

ere

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

 

I wish I had a fairy godmother.

air

are

ear

ere

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

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

 

Meena went downstairs holding her teddy bear. She was wearing a pair of pyjamas.

3

4

5

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

 

I went to the fair with my friend Clare. We shared some candy floss but we didn't dare to go on the big wheel because we were scared.

3

4

5

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

 

My little sister loves to dress up as a fairy. She wears a pink dress and puts a tiara in her hair. My brother laughs at her but she doesn't care.

4

5

6

For the last three questions you need to choose the correct way of spelling the 'air' phoneme.

The correct spelling of the word has already been used in this worksheet.

 

Come ___________ and eat your dinner now.

downstares

downsteres

downstairs

Choose the correct way of spelling the 'air' phoneme.

 

My big sister likes to __________ high heeled shoes.

were

wair

wear

Choose the correct way of spelling the 'air' phoneme.

 

I'm not __________ of the dark.

scared

scaired

sceared

  • Question 1

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

 

There is a new girl in our class today.

CORRECT ANSWER
ere
EDDIE SAYS
The word containing the 'air' phoneme is 'there'.
  • Question 2

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

 

Jonny went upstairs into his bedroom.

CORRECT ANSWER
air
EDDIE SAYS
The word is 'upstairs'.
  • Question 3

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

 

Katie used apples, pears and oranges to make a fruit salad.

CORRECT ANSWER
ear
EDDIE SAYS
The word is 'pears'.
  • Question 4

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

 

I wish I had a fairy godmother.

CORRECT ANSWER
air
EDDIE SAYS
The word is 'fairy'.
  • Question 5

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

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

 

Meena went downstairs holding her teddy bear. She was wearing a pair of pyjamas.

CORRECT ANSWER
4
EDDIE SAYS
The words are 'downstairs', 'bear', 'wearing' and 'pair'.
  • Question 6

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

 

I went to the fair with my friend Clare. We shared some candy floss but we didn't dare to go on the big wheel because we were scared.

CORRECT ANSWER
5
EDDIE SAYS
The words are 'fair', 'Clare', 'shared', 'dare' and 'scared'.
  • Question 7

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

 

My little sister loves to dress up as a fairy. She wears a pink dress and puts a tiara in her hair. My brother laughs at her but she doesn't care.

CORRECT ANSWER
4
EDDIE SAYS
The words are 'fairy', 'wears', 'hair' and 'care'.
  • Question 8

For the last three questions you need to choose the correct way of spelling the 'air' phoneme.

The correct spelling of the word has already been used in this worksheet.

 

Come ___________ and eat your dinner now.

CORRECT ANSWER
downstairs
  • Question 9

Choose the correct way of spelling the 'air' phoneme.

 

My big sister likes to __________ high heeled shoes.

CORRECT ANSWER
wear
  • Question 10

Choose the correct way of spelling the 'air' phoneme.

 

I'm not __________ of the dark.

CORRECT ANSWER
scared
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