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Digraphs 'oi' and 'oy' 2

In this worksheet, students will practice spelling words containing 'oi' and 'oy' digraphs.

'Digraphs 'oi' and 'oy' 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Transcription

Curriculum subtopic:   Distinguish Different Spellings of Same Sound

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

These words have the same sound but different spellings.

 

 

boy

 

'oy' is usually at the end of words

 

oil

 

'oi' is usually at the beginning of words

 

 

'oy' and 'oi' are digraphs that sound the same.

In this worksheet you will practise spelling words with these digraphs.

Look at this:

toys

 

Pick the correct spelling.

I like to play with my toys.

I like to play with my tois.

Look at this:

50 pence

 

Pick the correct spelling.

This is a silver coin.

This is a silver coyn.

Look at this:

 

Girl smashing a piggy bank

 

Pick the correct spelling.

She will destroy that!

She will destroi that!

Look at this:

pan

 

Pick the correct spelling.

It is starting to boyl.

It is starting to boil.

Look at this:

girl jumping

 

Pick the correct spelling.

She enjois jumping.

She enjoys jumping.

Look at this:

 

volcano

 

Pick the correct spelling.

a noisy volcano

a noysy volcano

Look at this:

holding hands

 

Pick the correct spelling.

We joyn hands.

We join hands.

Look at this:

wasp

 

Pick the correct spelling.

Wasps annoy me.

Wasps annoi me.

Look at this:

pig

Pick the correct spelling

The pig went oink.

The pig went oynk

Look at this:

Pick the correct spelling

There was a cowboy.

There was a cowboi.

  • Question 1

Look at this:

toys

 

Pick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
I like to play with my toys.
EDDIE SAYS
This can be tricky as both 'oi' and 'oy' make the same sound. The trick is to remember that the 'oy' digraph often comes at the end of a word. The digraph 'oi' normally comes in the middle of a word. The word 't-oy' uses the 'oy' digraph at the end of the word. Give the next question a try.
  • Question 2

Look at this:

50 pence

 

Pick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
This is a silver coin.
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on? Remember the trick is that the digraph 'oi' comes in the middle of a word, whereas the 'oy' digraph comes at the end. In the word 'coin' we can hear the sound in the middle of the word so it uses the 'oi' digraph. You can do this!
  • Question 3

Look at this:

 

Girl smashing a piggy bank

 

Pick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
She will destroy that!
EDDIE SAYS
In this example we are looking at the word 'destroy'. Remember look at where the sound is positioned in the word. We can hear the sound at the end of the word which means it uses the digraph 'oy'. Keep going superstar!
  • Question 4

Look at this:

pan

 

Pick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
It is starting to boil.
EDDIE SAYS
Are you starting to get the hang of this? We can hear the 'oi/oy' sound in the middle of the word. This means we need to use the 'oi' digraph to spell the word 'boil' correctly.
  • Question 5

Look at this:

girl jumping

 

Pick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
She enjoys jumping.
EDDIE SAYS
The word we are looking at here is 'enjoy'. The sound comes at the end of the word which means the 'oy' digraph is the correct one to use. Great effort! Try the next question!
  • Question 6

Look at this:

 

volcano

 

Pick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
a noisy volcano
EDDIE SAYS
Did you pick the right one? Remember the general rule is that the 'oi' digraph when the sound comes at the start or middle of the word. The 'oy' digraph often comes when the sound is at the end of the word. 'Noisy' uses the 'oi' digraph. Great effort! Keep going!
  • Question 7

Look at this:

holding hands

 

Pick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
We join hands.
EDDIE SAYS
Did you remember the rule? When we can hear the 'oi/oy' sound in the middle of a word we use the 'oi' phoneme. The 'oy' digraph normally comes at the end of a word. The word 'join' has three phonemes, 'j'-oi-n'.
  • Question 8

Look at this:

wasp

 

Pick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
Wasps annoy me.
EDDIE SAYS
The word 'annoy' uses the 'oy' phoneme as the sound comes at the end of the word. Nearly there! Keep it up!
  • Question 9

Look at this:

pig

Pick the correct spelling

CORRECT ANSWER
The pig went oink.
EDDIE SAYS
Have you got this now? The sound we are looking at comes at the start of the word which means the 'oi' digraph is the correct one to use. Give the last question a try!
  • Question 10

Look at this:

Pick the correct spelling

CORRECT ANSWER
There was a cowboy.
EDDIE SAYS
Last question well done! The word we are looking at is \'cowboy\'. The sound comes at the end of the word so the general rule is that the \'oy\' digraph is used. Super effort!
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