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Digraph 'ie' 3

In this worksheet, students will practice spelling words with the 'ie' digraph by typing these words from dictation.

'Digraph 'ie' 3' 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:

Thief

 

Type the word below.

Look at this:

baby crying

 

Type the word below.

Look at this:

 

Type the word below.

Look at this:

shield

 

Type the word below.

Look at this:

pie

 

Type the sentence below.

Look at this:

dice

 

Type the sentence below.

Look at this:

 

Can you type this sentence?

Remember to use 'ie'.

Look at this:

Tie

 

Type the sentence below.

Look at this:

ghost

 

Type the sentence below.

Look at this:

hair dryer

 

Type the sentence below.

  • Question 1

Look at this:

Thief

 

Type the word below.

CORRECT ANSWER
thief
EDDIE SAYS
Well done for giving this a go. The 'ie' digraph makes the long e sound in the word thief. The word 'thief' has 3 phonemes, 'th-ie-f'. Keep it up!
  • Question 2

Look at this:

baby crying

 

Type the word below.

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:

 

Type the word below.

CORRECT ANSWER
chief
EDDIE SAYS
In this question the 'ie' digraph is used in the word 'chief'. If you are stuck try writing different options. Which one looks right? Quite often we can tell which spelling is correct by looking at which word looks more familiar to us. The 'ie' digraph makes the long e sound in the word chief.
  • Question 4

Look at this:

shield

 

Type the word below.

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. Excellent effort! Try the next one.
  • Question 5

Look at this:

pie

 

Type the sentence below.

CORRECT ANSWER
I like meat and potato 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. The word pie is spelt - p-ie.
  • Question 6

Look at this:

dice

 

Type the sentence below.

CORRECT ANSWER
The die has six faces.
EDDIE SAYS
This is a tricky sentence! Did you get it right? Remember that we don't often see words ending in 'i'. The word for a single dice is die. The word 'die' uses the digraph 'ie' to make the correct sound. In this word the 'ie' digraph is making the long 'I' sound.
  • Question 7

Look at this:

 

Can you type this sentence?

Remember to use 'ie'.

CORRECT ANSWER
Flowers and grass grow in the field.
EDDIE SAYS
Have you got the hang of this now? In the world 'field' the 'ie' digraph is making the long 'e' sound. The sound 'ee' can be made in different ways. If you are stuck write each one out and have a look at which spelling looks the most familiar. When trying to spell a word you can 'robot talk' the words to help you find the correct sounds.
  • Question 8

Look at this:

Tie

 

Type the sentence below.

CORRECT ANSWER
My school tie is blue.
EDDIE SAYS
Have you got the hang of this now? A good way to remember the 'ie' sound is that the 'e' makes the 'I' say it's name. In the word 'tie' we can hear the 'I' sound so 'ie' is the correct spelling.
  • Question 9

Look at this:

ghost

 

Type the sentence below.

CORRECT ANSWER
Some people believe in ghosts.
EDDIE SAYS
What a tricky sentence to write! How did you get on? The word 'believe' is a tricky word to spell. A good way to remember how to spell it is the saying 'Try not to be(lie)ve a lie.' Nearly done! Give the last question a try.
  • Question 10

Look at this:

hair dryer

 

Type the sentence below.

CORRECT ANSWER
I dried my hair quickly.
EDDIE SAYS
Last question! 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 'dried' we can hear the 'I' sound so 'ie' is the correct spelling. High five for effort!
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