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Segmenting Words 3

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

'Segmenting 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!

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
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. 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
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
animals
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. 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
Are you starting to get the hang of this? The word 'night' has 3 phonemes. It is segmented down into 'n-igh-t'. Remember that igh is a trigraph that makes an 'i' sound. Saying the sounds to yourself helps to identify what letters are making those sounds. Keep it up superstar!
  • Question 5

Listen to these phonemes:

 

 

 

Which word does it make?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
sister
EDDIE SAYS
This was tricky as lots of the sounds are the same. The sounds s-i-s-t-er blended together make the word sister. Just remember saying it out loud and clapping each sound can really help to identify which sounds the word is made up of.
  • 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. The word 'after' has 4 phonemes, 'a-f-t-er'. You have got this!
  • Question 7

Listen to this word:

 

Which graphemes (letters) make those sounds?

CORRECT ANSWER
again
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 word 'again' uses the 'ai' digraph, 'a-g-ai-n'.
  • Question 8

Listen to this word.

 

Which graphemes (letters) make those sounds?

CORRECT ANSWER
another
EDDIE SAYS
Did you get it right? The word 'another' has 5 phonemes 'a-n-o-th-er'. Remember phonemes are sounds. 'Another' contains to digraphs 'th' and 'er'. Once you have listened to the phonemes 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
December
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. December uses a soft 'c' in the middle, not an s. Nearly there!
  • Question 10

Listen to this word.

 

Which graphemes (letters) make those sounds?

CORRECT ANSWER
around
EDDIE SAYS
Super effort! The phonemes 'a-r-ou-n-d' blended together make the word 'around'.
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