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Digraph 'ie' 1

In this worksheet, students will practice spelling words with the 'ie' digraph.

'Digraph 'ie' 1' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Reading: Word Reading

Curriculum subtopic:   Grapheme Awareness

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

These words both have the 'ie' digraph in them, but they sound different.

 

field tie

 

field

sounds like 'e' or 'ee'.

 

tie

sounds like 'i'

 

Sometimes 'ie' sounds like 'e'.

Sometimes 'ie' sounds like 'i'.

 

In this worksheet you look at different words that use this digraph.

Look at this:

pie

 

Pick the correct spelling.

pi

pie

Look at this:

baby crying

Pick the correct spelling.

cried

crid

Look at this:

Red Indian

 

Pick the correct spelling.

chief

cheef

Look at this:

dice

 

Pick the correct spelling.

di

die

Look at this:

thief

 

Pick the correct spelling.

thief

theef

Look at this:

chips

 

Pick the correct spelling.

fries

fris

Look at this:

shield

 

Pick the correct spelling.

sheeld

shield

Look at this:

 

Pick the correct spelling.

dried

drid

  • Question 1

Look at this:

pie

 

Pick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
pie
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on? With lots of sounds you learn it is important to look at the position of them within words. We don't often see words that end in 'i', normally an 'e' will follow. The word 'pie' uses the digraph 'ie' to make the sound.
  • Question 2

Look at this:

baby crying

Pick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
cried
EDDIE SAYS
The most important thing to remember when looking at the 'ie' sound is that 'i' on it's on in a word makes the short vowel sound. Like in the the word 'pin'. It is the digraph 'ie' that makes the long vowel sound. Listen carefully to which sound is being said. Give the next question a go.
  • Question 3

Look at this:

Red Indian

 

Pick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
chief
EDDIE SAYS
This can be tricky as both 'ee' and 'ie' make the same sound. In this question the 'ie' digraph is used in the word 'chief'. If you are stuck try looking at both options. Which one looks right? Quite often we can tell which spelling is correct by looking at which word looks more familiar to us.
  • Question 4

Look at this:

dice

 

Pick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
die
EDDIE SAYS
Did you get it right? Remember that we don't often see words ending in 'i'. The word 'die' uses the digraph 'ie' to make the correct sound. Keep up the super effort!
  • Question 5

Look at this:

thief

 

Pick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
thief
EDDIE SAYS
Are you starting to get the hang of this yet? The word 'thief' has 3 phonemes, 'th-ie-f'. Keep it up!
  • Question 6

Look at this:

chips

 

Pick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
fries
EDDIE SAYS
How are you getting on? Remember we are looking at the digraph 'ie' which makes the long vowel sound for 'I'. A good way to remember the sound is that the 'e' makes the 'I' say it's name. In the word 'fries' we can hear the 'I' sound so 'ie' is the correct spelling.
  • Question 7

Look at this:

shield

 

Pick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
shield
EDDIE SAYS
The 'ie' digraph can be trickier as it makes different sounds depending on the word it is in. In this example we can hear the sound 'ee', however it is the 'ie' digraph that is used to make this sound. Your nearly there now! Try the next one.
  • Question 8

Look at this:

 

Pick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
dried
EDDIE SAYS
Last question! Again here listen to the word. What sounds can you hear? Is it the 'i' or the 'ie' sound? We can hear the long vowel sound 'ie'. Well done for trying. Super effort.
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