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Digraphs 'ea' and 'ee' 3

In this worksheet students will practise spelling words containing the digraphs 'ea' and 'ee' by typing these words from dictation.

'Digraphs 'ea' and 'ee' 3' 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!

 

sea

see

 

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

The 'ea' digraph has two sounds:

 

head

sea

 

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

tree

Type the word below.

bread

Type the word below.

sausage

Type the word below.

caterpillar

Type the sentence below.

girl reading a book

Type the sentence below.

 

Girl day dreaming

 

Type the sentence below.

toy cars

 

Type the sentence below.

 

Type the sentence below.

 

Type the sentence below.

Type the sentence below.

  • Question 1

tree

Type the word below.

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 one you need to use. 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

Type the word below.

CORRECT ANSWER
bread
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spell it right? Remember although 'ea' can 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

Type the word below.

CORRECT ANSWER
meat
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on? The word 'meat' is used to describe the food that we eat. The other option of using 'ee' gives you 'meet'. This word means when people join or gather with other people. The picture clue tells us we are looking for the type of food that we eat. Keep up the super effort!
  • Question 4

caterpillar

Type the sentence below.

CORRECT ANSWER
Some caterpillars are 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 write it out using both 'ee' and 'ea' 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

girl reading a book

Type the sentence below.

CORRECT ANSWER
I like to read and I read this morning.
EDDIE SAYS
This is a tricky one! The word we are looking to spell is 'read'. Remember 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

 

Type the sentence below.

CORRECT ANSWER
I am 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 'dreaming'. You have got this!
  • Question 7

toy cars

 

Type the sentence below.

CORRECT ANSWER
I meant this car!
I meant this car.
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. You could have finished the sentence with an exclamation mark to show the excitement of the person talking. Keep up the excellent effort!
  • Question 8

 

Type the sentence below.

CORRECT ANSWER
We are going at the end of the week.
EDDIE SAYS
Make sure you listen to the clip carefully and use the picture to help. In this example we are looking for the word 'week' that describes the days and time that passes. The 'ee' digraph is the correct way to spell this word. Almost done now! You have got this!
  • Question 9

 

Type the sentence below.

CORRECT ANSWER
We each need a pencil.
EDDIE SAYS
In this example we are looking at the word 'each'. 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

Type the sentence below.

CORRECT ANSWER
My knees have gone weak.
EDDIE SAYS
Last question! Did you get it right? Again this question is tricky as using either 'ea' or 'ee' will give you real words. However if we look at the picture and think about what the sentence is saying we need to spell the word that means when you do not have a lot of power. The correct spelling uses the 'ea' digraph to spell 'weak'. High five for effort!
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