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Digraphs 'ea' and 'ee' 2

In this worksheet, students will practise spelling words containing the digraphs 'ea' and 'ee'.

'Digraphs 'ea' and 'ee' 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 - sometimes the spellings mean very different things!

 

beach eye

sea

see

 

In this worksheet you will practise spelling words that use 'ea' and 'ee'.

The 'ea' digraph has two sounds:

 

elephant beach

head

sea

 

These words both have 'ea' in them but they sound very different.

tree

Pick the correct spelling.

tree

trea

bread

 

Pick the correct spelling.

breed

bread

sausage

Pick the correct spelling.

meet

meat

apple

 

Pick the correct spelling.

grean

green

little girl reading

Pick the correct spelling.

read

reed

Girl day dreaming

 

Pick the correct spelling.

dreaming

dreeming

Toy cars

 

Pick the correct spelling.

meant

meent

calender

 

Pick the correct spelling.

weak

week

coloured pens

 

Pick the correct spelling.

eech

each

ghost

Pick the correct spelling.

week

weak

  • Question 1

tree

Pick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
tree
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on super star? Both 'ea' and 'ee' make the same sound so it is your job to decide which spelling is correct? Look at the picture and listen to the clip to help. A little hint to help is that we don't often see the 'ea' digraph at the end of a word. Give the next question a try!
  • Question 2

bread

 

Pick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
bread
EDDIE SAYS
Did you pick the right one? The 'ee' digraph makes the long vowel sound like in the word 'seed'. Although 'ea' can also make the long vowel sound, it has an alternative sound that makes the short 'e' sound like in the word 'head'. The 'ea' digraph makes the short e sound in the word 'bread'. Gosh it can all be very tricky sometimes! Try the next question.
  • Question 3

sausage

Pick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
meat
EDDIE SAYS
This is a difficult one as both options are real words. You need to decide which one matches the picture shown. The word 'meat' is used to describe the food that we eat. The other option 'meet' is used to describe when people join or gather with other people. Keep up the super effort!
  • Question 4

apple

 

Pick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
green
EDDIE SAYS
How are you getting on? Always look at the picture to help you decide which word you are trying to spell. It can also help to look at both options and decide which one you think looks correct. Both the 'ea' and 'ee' digraph can make the same sound, but it is the 'ee' digraph that is used in 'green'.
  • Question 5

little girl reading

Pick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
read
EDDIE SAYS
The girl in the picture is reading a book. So the word we are looking to spell is 'read'. The 'ea' digraph is used to make the 'ee' sound. You can say the digraph 'ea' with different sounds.
The sound tells you the time you are describing - now (in the present "I like to read") or before (in the past "I read this morning").
  • Question 6

Girl day dreaming

 

Pick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
dreaming
EDDIE SAYS
Great effort! How did you do? Both 'ea' and 'ee' make the long e vowel sound. The 'ea' digraph is used in the word 'dream'. You have got this!
  • Question 7

Toy cars

 

Pick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
meant
EDDIE SAYS
Did you get it right? Remember the 'ea' digraph can make both the long 'ee' sound and the short 'e' sound. The word 'meant' makes the short 'e' sound. Make sure you listen to the clip and say the word aloud so you can find which phonemes make up the word. Keep up the excellent effort!
  • Question 8

calender

 

Pick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
week
EDDIE SAYS
Both these words are real words that sound the same but are spelt differently and have different meanings. The picture of the calendar gives us the clue that we are looking for the word 'week' meaning the different days that make up the month. The 'ee' digraph is the correct way to spell this word. Almost done now! You have got this!
  • Question 9

coloured pens

 

Pick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
each
EDDIE SAYS
The trick here is to remember that we don't often see the 'ee' digraph used at the start of the word. If you can hear the 'ee' sound at the start of a word it will be spelt using the 'ea' digraph. Give the last question a try!
  • Question 10

ghost

Pick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
weak
EDDIE SAYS
Last question! Did you get it right? Again this question is tricky as both options are real words that sound the same but are spelt differently and have different meanings. Use the picture to help you know which word you are looking for. The word 'weak' means when you do not have a lot of power. It uses the 'ea' sound. High five for effort!
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