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Digraphs 'oi' and 'oy' 1

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

'Digraphs 'oi' and 'oy' 1' 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 oil

 

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.

tois

toys

Look at this:

coin

 

Pick the correct spelling.

coyn

coin

Look at this:

girl smashing piggy bank

 

Pick the correct spelling.

destroi

destroy

Look at this:

pan

 

Pick the correct spelling.

boil

boyl

Look at this:

boys on trikes

 

Pick the correct spelling.

bois

boys

Look at this:

holding hands

 

Pick the correct spelling.

joyn

join

Look at this:

volcano

 

Pick the correct spelling.

noisy

noysy

Look at this:

Girl jumping

 

Pick the correct spelling.

joi

joy

  • Question 1

Look at this:

toys

 

Pick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
toys
EDDIE SAYS
Well done for giving this a go! This can be tricky as both 'oi' and 'oy' make the same sound. It can help to look at where the sound comes within the word. The digraph 'oy' often comes at the end of a word, where as 'oi' usually comes in the middle. The word 'toy' uses the 'oy' digraph. Give the next question a try.
  • Question 2

Look at this:

coin

 

Pick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
coin
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on? Remember the trick is that the digraph 'oi' often 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 the 'oi' digraph is used. You can do this!
  • Question 3

Look at this:

girl smashing piggy bank

 

Pick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
destroy
EDDIE SAYS
How did you do? 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
boil
EDDIE SAYS
Are you starting to get the hang of this? We can hear the 'oi' sound in the middle of the word 'boil'. This means we need to use the 'oi' digraph to spell the word correctly. Keep up the super effort!
  • Question 5

Look at this:

boys on trikes

 

Pick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
boys
EDDIE SAYS
The word we are looking at here is 'boys'. The sound comes at the end of the word which means the 'oy' digraph is the correct one to use. Make sure you listen really carefully to the clip. It can help to 'robot talk' the word. This breaks down the word so you can hear the phonemes. Great effort! Try the next question!
  • Question 6

Look at this:

holding hands

 

Pick the correct spelling.

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

Look at this:

volcano

 

Pick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
noisy
EDDIE SAYS
Have you got this now? When you listen to the clip, the sound we are looking for is in the middle of the word. This means the 'oi' digraph is the correct one to use. Give the last question a try!
  • Question 8

Look at this:

Girl jumping

 

Pick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
joy
EDDIE SAYS
Last question well done! The word we are looking at is 'joy'. The sound comes at the end of the word so the general rule is that the 'oy' digraph is used. Remember saying the word out loud to yourself can help you to hear where the sound comes within the word. Super effort!
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