The smart way to improve grades

Comprehensive & curriculum aligned

Affordable pricing from £10/month

Split Digraphs 2

In this worksheet, students are introduced to split vowel digraphs and can practice using them in their spelling.

'Split Digraphs 2 ' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Reading: Word Reading

Curriculum subtopic:   Grapheme Awareness

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

These letters are called vowels.

Listen to the sounds these vowels make:

 

a e i o u

 

 

If you put two together to make a sound, it is called a digraph.

Listen to the sounds.

 

ee
ie
ue
oe
ae

 

 

When you put another letter in the middle of the digraph, it splits the letters up in a word.

The digraph still makes the same sound, but it is called a split digraph:

 

ee becomes e_e in eve
ie becomes i_e in white
ue becomes u_e in June
oe becomes o_e in alone
ae becomes a_e in came

 

 

Now use these split digraph sounds and spellings in the worksheet.

Which split digraph is missing?

st _ n _  
stone
o_e split digraph

e_e split digraph

Which split digraph is missing?

aeropl _ n _ 

 

o_e split digraph

a_e split digraph

Which split digraph is missing?

fl _ t _ 

flute

i_e split digraph

u_e split digraph

Which split digraph is missing?

sh _ n _ s

 

i_e split digraph

e_e split digraph

Which split digraph is missing?

p _ l _ 

 

pole

o_e split digraph

a_e split digraph

Which split digraph is missing?

 
Sticking your tongue out is r _ d _. 

 

tongue

i_e split digraph

u_e split digraph

Which split digraph is missing?

Th _ s _  are my shoes.

 


 

a_e split digraph

e_e split digraph

Which split digraph is missing?

 

Can you tell the t _ m _?

 

clock

a_e split digraph

i_e split digraph

Which split digraph is missing?

 

The teacher says I must compl _ t _  my work.

 

e_e split digraph

i_e split digraph

Which split digraph is missing?

I like gr _ p _ s!

 

u_e split digraph

a_e split digraph

  • Question 1

Which split digraph is missing?

st _ n _  
stone
CORRECT ANSWER
o_e split digraph
EDDIE SAYS
This is a stone so you needed to find the o_e sound. The second option e_e makes the sound 'ee' as in 'seed'. Remember even though it is a split digraph the sound does not change. You still say it as one sound even though there is a different letter in between. Give the next question a try.
  • Question 2

Which split digraph is missing?

aeropl _ n _ 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
a_e split digraph
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on? This is an aeroplane so you needed to find the phoneme a_e. In this example the 'e' in the split digraph makes the 'a' make its vowel sound. The 'e' at the end of each split digraph should not be sounded out, it has a special job of making the letter it is paired with make it's vowel sound.
  • Question 3

Which split digraph is missing?

fl _ t _ 

flute

CORRECT ANSWER
u_e split digraph
EDDIE SAYS
This is an instrument called a flute so you needed to pick the split digraph u_e. Look at the picture for clues to what the object is. Then sound out the word carefully so that you can hear each of the phonemes within the word. Keep up the great effort!
  • Question 4

Which split digraph is missing?

sh _ n _ s

 

CORRECT ANSWER
i_e split digraph
EDDIE SAYS
The word is 'shines'. This uses the split digraph 'i_e'. Just because the phoneme has been split the sound does not change.
  • Question 5

Which split digraph is missing?

p _ l _ 

 

pole

CORRECT ANSWER
o_e split digraph
EDDIE SAYS
Did you get it correct? This is a pole. We use the split digraph o_e to spell the word correctly. You have got this super star!
  • Question 6

Which split digraph is missing?

 
Sticking your tongue out is r _ d _. 

 

tongue

CORRECT ANSWER
u_e split digraph
EDDIE SAYS
This can be a tricky one, but just remember break each word down to identify the individual phonemes. The word we were looking for is 'rude'. The split digraph u_e makes the 'ue' sound as in 'statue'. Great effort! Give the next question a go.
  • Question 7

Which split digraph is missing?

Th _ s _  are my shoes.

 


 

CORRECT ANSWER
e_e split digraph
EDDIE SAYS
Are you getting the hang of this now? If you are stuck try sounding out the letters using both options. Do either of them sound like a word you recognise? The word we needed to make is 'these', so the split digraph e_e is the correct option.
  • Question 8

Which split digraph is missing?

 

Can you tell the t _ m _?

 

clock

CORRECT ANSWER
i_e split digraph
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer is the split digraph i_e. This makes the word 'time'. Remember sound out the letters in the word to see which split digraph works best. Your nearly there! Well done!
  • Question 9

Which split digraph is missing?

 

The teacher says I must compl _ t _  my work.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
e_e split digraph
EDDIE SAYS
Have you got the hang of this now? The teacher says I must complete my work. Complete means to finish. The split digraph e_e is used to make the 'ee' sound. Remember just because they have been split the sound does not change.
  • Question 10

Which split digraph is missing?

I like gr _ p _ s!

 

CORRECT ANSWER
a_e split digraph
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on? 'Grapes' uses the split digraph a_e. Remember the 'e' in the digraph makes the first letter make the vowel sound, so the 'a' says it's own name. High five for effort!
---- OR ----

Sign up for a £1 trial so you can track and measure your child's progress on this activity.

What is EdPlace?

We're your National Curriculum aligned online education content provider helping each child succeed in English, maths and science from year 1 to GCSE. With an EdPlace account you’ll be able to track and measure progress, helping each child achieve their best. We build confidence and attainment by personalising each child’s learning at a level that suits them.

Get started
laptop

Start your £1 trial today.
Subscribe from £10/month.