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Spelling: i or y? 3

In this worksheet, students will identify which words use i or y to spell the long i sound.

'Spelling: i or y? 3' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Writing: Transcription

Curriculum subtopic:  Spelling Awareness

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Press the button to listen to the sound.

 

This sound (phoneme) can be spelt in different ways.

We are going to look at two different graphemes that can make this sound:

i y

 

 

Look at these words – which spelling is correct?

 

cicle

cycle

 

 

The right spelling is cycle.

In this activity, you need to decide which grapheme is needed to spell each word correctly.

Fill in the correct spelling of the word to complete the sentence.

 

 

Washing your hands is good _____________.

Hygiene

Higiene

Fill in the correct spelling of the word to complete the sentence.

Spiders can _____________ their prey by injecting venom.

Paralyse

Paralise

Fill in the correct spelling of the word to complete the sentence.

"I had a horrible ____________ about a ghost!" cried Emily.

Nightmare

Nyghtmare

Fill in the correct spelling of the word to complete the sentence.

A ___________ is a tropical storm that happens in the Indian or west Pacific oceans.

Typhoon

Tiphoon

Fill in the correct spelling of the word to complete the sentence.

 

 

The time between daylight and darkness is called ___________.

Twylight

Twilight

Fill in the correct spelling of the word to complete the sentence.

 

 

They were both __________ with their presents.

Delyghted

Delighted

Fill in the correct spelling of the word to complete the sentence.

 

Her _____________ was VERY slow!

Typing

Tiping

Fill in the correct spelling of the word to complete the sentence.

 

 

"AAHH!!" screamed the lady. "You ___________ me!"

Fryghtened

Frightened

Fill in the correct spelling of the word to complete the sentence.

 

I love doing experiments in __________.

Science

Scyence

Fill in the correct spelling of the word to complete the sentence.

 

Are ___________ the best way to carry electricity cables?

Pilons

Pylons

  • Question 1

Fill in the correct spelling of the word to complete the sentence.

 

 

Washing your hands is good _____________.

CORRECT ANSWER
Hygiene
EDDIE SAYS
Using warm soapy water to wash your hands is good hygiene. A great way to get rid of all those nasty germs!
  • Question 2

Fill in the correct spelling of the word to complete the sentence.

Spiders can _____________ their prey by injecting venom.

CORRECT ANSWER
Paralyse
EDDIE SAYS
They paralyse their prey so they are stuck to the spot and unable to move. Nobody wants their dinner running away from them, do they?
  • Question 3

Fill in the correct spelling of the word to complete the sentence.

"I had a horrible ____________ about a ghost!" cried Emily.

CORRECT ANSWER
Nightmare
EDDIE SAYS
Poor Emily, this nightmare does seem rather spooky!
  • Question 4

Fill in the correct spelling of the word to complete the sentence.

A ___________ is a tropical storm that happens in the Indian or west Pacific oceans.

CORRECT ANSWER
Typhoon
EDDIE SAYS
This typhoon looks like it could be very noisy too!
  • Question 5

Fill in the correct spelling of the word to complete the sentence.

 

 

The time between daylight and darkness is called ___________.

CORRECT ANSWER
Twilight
EDDIE SAYS
The sky looks very pretty at twilight. How are you getting on? Did you choose the correct grapheme?
  • Question 6

Fill in the correct spelling of the word to complete the sentence.

 

 

They were both __________ with their presents.

CORRECT ANSWER
Delighted
EDDIE SAYS
Wow, presents! I wonder what is inside? Delighted uses the i grapheme.
  • Question 7

Fill in the correct spelling of the word to complete the sentence.

 

Her _____________ was VERY slow!

CORRECT ANSWER
Typing
EDDIE SAYS
She certainly looks like she's doing a great job even if she is slow at typing.
  • Question 8

Fill in the correct spelling of the word to complete the sentence.

 

 

"AAHH!!" screamed the lady. "You ___________ me!"

CORRECT ANSWER
Frightened
EDDIE SAYS
I wonder who is there? Something has definitely frightened her. How are you getting on so far? Frightened has the i grapheme.
  • Question 9

Fill in the correct spelling of the word to complete the sentence.

 

I love doing experiments in __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
Science
EDDIE SAYS
This science experiment looks interesting! Science has the i grapheme. We're almost done, just one question to go!
  • Question 10

Fill in the correct spelling of the word to complete the sentence.

 

Are ___________ the best way to carry electricity cables?

CORRECT ANSWER
Pylons
EDDIE SAYS
Did you know that Pylons are usually made of steel? Pylon has the y grapheme.
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