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61 photocopiable worksheets to help children explore spelling patterns at the beginning, middle and end of words. They include exercises on consonant blends, long vowel sounds and split digraphs. Designed to be used alongside the Phonics Teacher’s Guide, these copymasters are ideal for teaching key blends and digraphs.

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How to use this book The Blends and Digraphs Copymasters are designed to consolidate and extend the teaching content of the Letterland Phonics Teacher’s Guide. They support class or group work on common beginnings and endings of words, adjacent consonants, the Silent Magic e concept and digraphs and trigraphs. All the words in the exercises are decodable, matched to the Letterland Phonics Teacher’s Guide teaching order. The Copymasters provide activities for various levels of attainment. They can also be used as a stepping-stone towards more open-ended tasks. For example, once children have completed the activities on a sheet, you may like to ask them to make up their own sentences using some of the words they have just learned about. Or see how many words of the same structure they can find and decode in a book, magazine or newspaper. In addition, the copymasters can be used as a valuable diagnostic tool.

The range of skills covered includes: • • • • • • • • •

phonemic awareness decoding/encoding skills illustrating sounds (Picture Coding) finding rhyming words Word Building reading for meaning sentence completion using words in context when writing open-ended sentence writing.

These Copymasters provide an excellent resource for individual or group work. They are also useful as an activity for children working with parents or helpers. The Letterland Phonics Teacher’s Guide is the recommended starting point for introducing the spelling patterns featured here. You could plan your teaching as follows: • Decide on which letter combination you are going to teach and work through the suggested activities in the Phonics Teacher’s Guide. • Listen to the appropriate song on the Blends & Digraphs Songs CD or the Story Phonics software when studying a new sound. • Give out copies of the relevant copymaster to a group or the whole class. • Go over the instructions on the copymaster, exaggerating the sound being studied when it appears in some of the example words. Encourage the children to re-read the instructions carefully and aim to master all the instruction vocabulary as soon as possible so they can work through the sheets independently. • During another group session go over the main teaching points to assess understanding. • Pupil Record Sheets are provided on page 2 and 3 if you want to keep a record of individual progress, aiding assessment.


Pupil Record Sheet Name: Copymaster

Spelling Pattern

Shape

As in the word... page ref.

Consonant blends with s

sc

scab

1

sk

skip

1

sl

slug

2

sp

spot

2

st

stuck

2, 3

sw

swim

3

sm

smash

4

sn

snap

4

bl

block

6

cl

clock

6

fl

flag

7

gl

glad

7

pl

plug

8

sl

slug

8

br

brick

9

cr

crab

9

dr

drip

10

fr

frog

10

gr

grin

11

pr

press

11

tr

track

11

ck

duck

12

ff

puff

13

ll

bell

13

ss

guess

13

ch

chip

14

ng

ring

15

sh

shop

16

th

that

17

th

thing

18

ph

phone

19

wh

when, who

20

wr

write

21

ed

skated, smiled, hoped

22

Consonant blends with l

Consonant blends with r

Consonant sounds

Consonant digraphs

Endings

ed, ing

23

ed, ing

24

Can read some (s)/ most (m) words with this phoneme


Pupil Record Sheet Name: Copymaster

Spelling Pattern

Shape

As in the word... page ref.

Long ā

a_e

make

25

ai

rain

26

ay

say

27

Reviewing Long ā Long ē

28

e_e

these

29

ee

bee

30

ea

sea

31

y

baby

32

Reviewing Long ē Long ī

33

i_e

like

34

ie

tie

35

y

my

36

igh

night

37

Reviewing Long ī Long ō

38

o_e

home

39

oa

boat

40

ow

show

41

Reviewing Long ō Long ū

42

u_e

cube

43

oo

moon

44

ew

grew, few

45

ue

blue

46

Reviewing Long ū r-controlled

Further spellings

47

ar

farm

48

or

for

49

ir

girl

50

ur

fur

51

er

her

52

air, ear

fair, year

53

ow

how

54

ou

out

55

oy

boy

56

oi

coin

57

oo, u

book, put

58

aw, au

saw, cause

59

all

ball

60

o

son

61

Can read some (s)/ most (m) words with this phoneme


Name:

Date:

Consonant blends with s 1 Picture Code

ab

and

. Then say the words.

skin skip scan scam skid skill

2 Now write three

sc words on the scarecrow.

3 Cross out the words that do not fit in this sentence.

scam skid! He has a on his scab skin! 4

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Name:

Date:

Consonant blends with s

sl, sp or st. Then colour the sl words red, the sp words blue and the st words yellow.

1 Fill in the spaces with

_ _ ip

_ _ ot

_ _ uck

_ _ op

_ _ am

_ _ in

_ _ ep

_ _ ell

2 Fill in the spaces using these words.

stamp

sting

stick

stand

Lick the _ _ _ _ _ , Sam, I will _ _ _ _ _ it on. Let’s not _ _ _ _ _ still and get a bad _ _ _ _ _! 3 Sort the words in the basket into the correct boxes. spill slush sled slick sp speck un

5

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Name:

Date:

Consonant blends with s 1 Say the words. Then Picture Code

op just

.

stick stiff

fast trust

rest dentist

2 Cross out the word that does not fit in each sentence.

Swish, swish, I am

I like

swelling

stinging. swinging.

so much.

swimming 3 Picture Code each

. Then write the sentence again.

Swift swimming in a pond. 6

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Name:

Date:

Consonant blends with s 1 Picture Code

small smack

and

in these words.

smog snag smell snob

snap

2 Fill in the spaces with these words.

snack

sniffing

smells

I am _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ this _ _ _ _ _. It _ _ _ _ _ _ strong. 3 Sort the words on Sam’s path into the correct boxes.

snag

smock

smash small 7

snug snap

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Name:

Date:

Consonant blends with l 1 Read these words. Make the

black

bl words blue.

cloth

bless

class

club

blush

2 Write four words beginning with

blink

cliff

cl in the clouds.

3 Choose the correct letters to complete each word.

cl

bl

_ _ anket

gl

cl

_ _ ock 8

cl

sl

_ _ ap

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Name:

Date:

Consonant blends with l 1 Picture Code

and

. Then add

fl

or

gl to complete the words.

fl

__ad

__ag

__um

gl

__op

__ass

__ash gl

fl

2 Write the words on the flags.

Write the words on the gloves.

3 Choose the correct letters to complete each word.

bl

fl

_ _ ock

gl

pl

_ _ ass 9

gl

fl

_ _ ap

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Name:

Date:

Consonant blends with l

pl or sl to complete the words. Now colour the pl balloons red and the sl balloons yellow.

1 Add

_ _ ip

_ _ ap

_ _ an

_ _ ush

_ _ ant

_ _ um

2 Finish the sentence by writing in the correct words.

slug plan

plug slips

He _____ on a _ _ _ _ ! 3 Choose the correct letters to complete each word.

fl

sl

_ _ ed

sl

pl bl

_ _ ug 10

sl

_ _ ing

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Name:

Date:

Consonant blends with r 1 Read these words. Picture Code the

brick

2 Now write four

crash

crack

cram

words.

bring

brag

brush

crisps

br words on the bread.

3 Write the correct sentence under each picture.

I am crunching crisps. I am brushing.

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