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Breaking up Words 2

In this worksheet, students are reminded how to segment spoken words into sounds (phonemes) before choosing graphemes (letters).

'Breaking up Words 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:  Reading: Word Reading

Curriculum subtopic:  Phonological Awareness

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Listen to this word.

Which letters make those sounds?

 

s w ee t s
spells sweets!

 

If you break up the word into sounds, it makes it easier to spell.

It is also important to know how to blend the sounds back together to make words. 

To start with you are going to listen to different sounds (phonemes).

 

Which word does it make?

party

purple

Listen to these phonemes.

 

Which word does it make?

lever

eleven

Listen to these phonemes.

 

Which word does it make?

next

exit

Listen to these phonemes.

 

Which word does it make?

much

ouch

Listen to these phonemes.

 

Which word does it make?

sitter

sister

This time, listen to the word:

 

Which graphemes (letters) make those sounds?

p-l-ay

th-ey

Listen to this word:

 

Which graphemes (letters) make those sounds?

g-o-i-n-g

g-o-i-n

Listen to this word.

 

Which graphemes (letters) make those sounds?

l-i-t-t-le

l-i-ght

Listen to this word.

 

Which graphemes (letters) make those sounds?

O-c-t-o-b-er

O-k-t-b-re

Listen to this word.

 

Which graphemes (letters) make those sounds?

o-v-er

ow-v-er

  • Question 1

To start with you are going to listen to different sounds (phonemes).

 

Which word does it make?

CORRECT ANSWER
purple
  • Question 2

Listen to these phonemes.

 

Which word does it make?

CORRECT ANSWER
eleven
  • Question 3

Listen to these phonemes.

 

Which word does it make?

CORRECT ANSWER
next
  • Question 4

Listen to these phonemes.

 

Which word does it make?

CORRECT ANSWER
much
  • Question 5

Listen to these phonemes.

 

Which word does it make?

CORRECT ANSWER
sister
  • Question 6

This time, listen to the word:

 

Which graphemes (letters) make those sounds?

CORRECT ANSWER
p-l-ay
EDDIE SAYS
It's harder breaking up the sounds from the words, isn't it? Say each word again slowly so you can hear the sounds (phonemes). Then, think about the letters (graphemes) for those phonemes.
  • Question 7

Listen to this word:

 

Which graphemes (letters) make those sounds?

CORRECT ANSWER
g-o-i-n-g
EDDIE SAYS
The letters i-n-g usually go together to make ing at the end of a word.
  • Question 8

Listen to this word.

 

Which graphemes (letters) make those sounds?

CORRECT ANSWER
l-i-t-t-le
  • Question 9

Listen to this word.

 

Which graphemes (letters) make those sounds?

CORRECT ANSWER
O-c-t-o-b-er
EDDIE SAYS
October uses a c not a k, and er not re.
  • Question 10

Listen to this word.

 

Which graphemes (letters) make those sounds?

CORRECT ANSWER
o-v-er
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