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Segmenting Words 2

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

'Segmenting Words 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Reading: Word Reading

Curriculum subtopic:   Phonological Awareness

Difficulty level:  

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-ng

g-o-i-n

Listen to this word.

 

Which graphemes (letters) make those sounds?

l-i-t-t-l-e

l-igh-t

Listen to this word.

 

Which graphemes (letters) make those sounds?

O-c-t-o-b-er

D-e-c-e-m-b-er

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
EDDIE SAYS
Great to see you giving this a try! When we learn to read we use phonics to help us break up words into phonemes. You might call these sounds. The trick is to listen carefully to what is being said and then say the word yourself. What sounds can you hear? The rule is every time you change the shape of your mouth, it is a new sound. Give the next question a try.
  • Question 2

Listen to these phonemes.

 

Which word does it make?

CORRECT ANSWER
eleven
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on? It can help to clap the sounds you can hear in each word. The word 'eleven' has 6 phonemes 'e-l-e-v-e-n'. Once you can hear the sounds look at the options and see which word matches. You can do this!
  • Question 3

Listen to these phonemes.

 

Which word does it make?

CORRECT ANSWER
next
EDDIE SAYS
Did you pick the correct one? Make sure you listen really carefully. Remember you can press play more than once. It helps to say the word out loud and clap each sound you can hear. Really think about the shape of you mouth. The word 'next' has 4 phonemes 'n-e-x-t'.
  • Question 4

Listen to these phonemes.

 

Which word does it make?

CORRECT ANSWER
much
EDDIE SAYS
This could be a tricky one! Although both words look similar the letters within the words make different sounds. The word 'much' has 3 phonemes, 'm-u-ch'. Say it aloud and clap for each phoneme.
  • Question 5

Listen to these phonemes.

 

Which word does it make?

CORRECT ANSWER
sister
EDDIE SAYS
Are you starting to get the hang of this? The word 'sister' has 5 phonemes. It is broken down into 's-i-s-t-er'. Saying the sounds to yourself helps to identify what letters are making those sounds. Keep it up superstar!
  • 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. The word 'play' has 3 phonemes, 'p-l-ay'. You have got this!
  • Question 7

Listen to this word:

 

Which graphemes (letters) make those sounds?

CORRECT ANSWER
g-o-i-ng
EDDIE SAYS
How are you doing? It can seem trickier but really you are doing the same thing each time. Keep saying it to yourself and remember it can help to clap the sounds you can hear. Remember the rule is each time you have to change the shape of your mouth to say a sound it is a new phoneme. The letters ing usually go together to make i-ng at the end of a word.
  • Question 8

Listen to this word.

 

Which graphemes (letters) make those sounds?

CORRECT ANSWER
l-i-t-t-l-e
EDDIE SAYS
Did you get it right? The word 'little' has 6 phonemes, remember these are sounds. You then need to decide which graphemes (letters) make those sounds. Keep up the super effort!
  • Question 9

Listen to this word.

 

Which graphemes (letters) make those sounds?

CORRECT ANSWER
O-c-t-o-b-er
EDDIE SAYS
I bet you are getting the hang of this now! Listen to the word as many times as you need. You could even say it to yourself using a robot voice! This can help us to break up the phonemes. Nearly there!
  • Question 10

Listen to this word.

 

Which graphemes (letters) make those sounds?

CORRECT ANSWER
o-v-er
EDDIE SAYS
High five for effort! The word 'over' has 3 phonemes, 'o-v-er'. Just remember it can help to clap the sounds as you say the word aloud.
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