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Breaking up Words 3

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

'Breaking up Words 3' 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?

nothing

narrator

Listen to these phonemes:

 

Which word does it make?

eleven

lever

Listen to these phonemes:

 

Which word does it make?

aminals

animals

Listen to these phonemes:

 

Which word does it make?

night

nite

Listen to these phonemes:

 

 

 

Which word does it make?

 

sister

sitter

This time, listen to the word:

 

Which graphemes (letters) make those sounds?

Listen to this word:

 

Which graphemes (letters) make those sounds?

Listen to this word.

 

Which graphemes (letters) make those sounds?

Listen to this word.

 

Which graphemes (letters) make those sounds?

Listen to this word.

 

Which graphemes (letters) make those sounds?

  • Question 1

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

 

Which word does it make?

CORRECT ANSWER
narrator
EDDIE SAYS
The sounds n-a-r-r-a-t-or blended together make the word narrator.
  • Question 2

Listen to these phonemes:

 

Which word does it make?

CORRECT ANSWER
eleven
EDDIE SAYS
The sounds e-l-e-v-e-n blended together make the word eleven.
  • Question 3

Listen to these phonemes:

 

Which word does it make?

CORRECT ANSWER
animals
EDDIE SAYS
Be careful - are you hearing the sounds correctly? n and m sound very similar.
  • Question 4

Listen to these phonemes:

 

Which word does it make?

CORRECT ANSWER
night
EDDIE SAYS
Remember that igh makes an 'i' sound.
  • Question 5

Listen to these phonemes:

 

 

 

Which word does it make?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
sister
EDDIE SAYS
Yhis was tricky as lots of the sounds are the same. The sounds s-i-s-t-er blended together make the word sister.
  • Question 6

This time, listen to the word:

 

Which graphemes (letters) make those sounds?

CORRECT ANSWER
after
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
again
EDDIE SAYS
'again' uses the 'ai' grapheme in the middle.
  • Question 8

Listen to this word.

 

Which graphemes (letters) make those sounds?

CORRECT ANSWER
another
EDDIE SAYS
Another uses the 'th' phoneme in the middle.
  • Question 9

Listen to this word.

 

Which graphemes (letters) make those sounds?

CORRECT ANSWER
December
EDDIE SAYS
December uses a soft 'c' in the middle, not an s.
  • Question 10

Listen to this word.

 

Which graphemes (letters) make those sounds?

CORRECT ANSWER
around
EDDIE SAYS
The sounds a-r-ou-n-d blended together make the word around. O and U make the diagraph ou in the middle of the word.
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