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Digraphs 'ue', 'ew' and 'oo' 1

In this worksheet, students will practise spelling words containing the digraphs 'ue', 'ew' and 'oo'.

'Digraphs 'ue', 'ew' and 'oo' 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.

 

 

blue

 

new

 

moon

 

In this worksheet you will practise spelling words that use the long 'u' sound using digraphs 'ue', 'ew' and 'oo'.

Look at this:

food 

 

Pick the correct spelling.

food

fewd

Look at this:

Boy flying a kite

 

Pick the correct spelling.

flue

flew

Look at this:

Girl blowing bubbles 

 

Pick the correct spelling.

bloo

blew

Look at this:

goose 

 

Pick the correct spelling.

goose

guese

Look at this:

drawing

 

Pick the correct spelling.

drew

drue

Look at this:

 

Pick the correct spelling.

blue

blew

Look at this:

ice cream 

Pick the correct spelling.

scewp

scoop

Look at this:

seal 

 

Pick the correct spelling.

zew

zoo

  • Question 1

Look at this:

food 

 

Pick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
food
EDDIE SAYS
This can be tricky as both 'ew' and 'oo' can make the same sound. The word 'food' uses the 'oo' digraph. We normally see the phoneme 'oo' used in the middle of words. Give the next question a try.
  • Question 2

Look at this:

Boy flying a kite

 

Pick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
flew
EDDIE SAYS
How did you do? In this example we are looking at the word 'flew'. Always look at the position of the digraph. Where does it appear in the word? Both 'ue' and 'ew' normally come at the end of a word. In this example it is the 'ew' digraph that is used. Keep going superstar!
  • Question 3

Look at this:

Girl blowing bubbles 

 

Pick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
blew
EDDIE SAYS
Did you get it right? Remember the trick is that the digraph 'oo' normally comes in the middle of a word, whereas the 'ew' digraph comes at the end. In the word 'blew' we can hear the sound at the end of the word so it uses the 'ew' digraph. You can do this!
  • Question 4

Look at this:

goose 

 

Pick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
goose
EDDIE SAYS
Keep up the effort super star! The word we are looking at here is 'goose'. The sound comes in the middle of the word which means the 'oo' digraph is the correct one to use. Great effort! Try the next question!
  • Question 5

Look at this:

drawing

 

Pick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
drew
EDDIE SAYS
Did you pick the right one? In this example the 'ew' digraph is correct. Great effort! Keep going!
  • Question 6

Look at this:

 

Pick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
blue
EDDIE SAYS
Now this is a tricky one as both options are real words. The first word is the colour and the second means to blow something. The picture gives us a clue as to which one we needed to pick. The colour is spelt using the digraph 'ue'. 'B-l-ue' has 3 sounds.
  • Question 7

Look at this:

ice cream 

Pick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
scoop
EDDIE SAYS
How did you do? In this example we are looking at the word 'scoop'. Remember look at where the sound is positioned in the word. We can hear the sound in the middle of the word which means it uses the digraph 'oo'. You have got this!
  • Question 8

Look at this:

seal 

 

Pick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
zoo
EDDIE SAYS
Are you starting to get the hang of this? The word 'zoo' is tricky as we do not normally see the 'oo' sound at the end of a word. Nearly there now!
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