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For 8 - 11 Year Olds

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Written by Frances Croft. © Ready-Ed Publications - 2006. Published by Ready-Ed Publications (2006) P.O. Box 276 Greenwood Perth W.A. 6024 Email: info@readyed.com.au Website: www.readyed.com.au COPYRIGHT NOTICE Permission is granted for the purchaser to photocopy sufficient copies for non-commercial educational purposes. However, this permission is not transferable and applies only to the purchasing individual or institution.

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Introduction The Language Skills Series was written to help students learn and consolidate on their understanding of basic English skills. Research has shown that many students lack the skills needed to unlock the written word. The ability to unlock words gives the student a tool to facilitate the learning of the English language. This set of books has been tested extensively and the books have proven to be effective with all age groups, from younger students through to adults. Staff involved with ESL students have also found them useful. The worksheets can be: y used in a one-to-one situation; y used with the whole class;

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y used with small groups of students; y sent home to reinforce a skill already learned.

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Benefits of the worksheets include: y they are easy to use; y they can be chosen to meet individual needs; y they allow students to work at their own pace; y they can be used to introduce a new concept; y they reinforce a known skill; y they are easy to mark; y the worksheets can be repeated if necessary; y they provide a written record of student knowledge; y they provide practice at answering open-ended questions. Note: Answers, where appropriate, have been provided.

This series endeavours to assist students of all ages and ethnic backgrounds to gain mastery of the English language. I hope you enjoy using the books. Frances Croft

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Contents Worksheet... Worksheet 1 Worksheet 2 Worksheet 3 Worksheet 4 Worksheet 6

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Worksheet 1

This is the short ‘a’ sound as in cat. In the English language the alphabet has twenty-six letters. There are five vowels and twenty-one consonants. The vowels are: ‘a, e, i, o and u‘. The consonants are: b c d f g h j k l m n p q r s t v w x The letter ‘y‘ can be used as a consonant and a vowel.

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man

top

pan

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gas

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1. Write the words that have a short ‘a’ sound on the lines.

win

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2. Use the following words in complete sentences.

Underline any words that have a short ‘a’ sound.

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3. Circle the words with a short ‘a’ sound. mad sat

lap lot

mat

let

cab

by

tap

man

pan

nag

bat

name

gag

bet

Write one of the circled words in the space so that the sentence makes sense. The __________ dog ran into the forest. The water in the __________ was very hot. John’s __________ was broken. My cat __________ on the old mat. The __________ walked down the hill. Page 4

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Worksheet 2

This is the short ‘a’ sound as in cat. 1. Complete the following sentences. Use one of the words listed below. Underline any words that have a short ‘a’ sound in them.

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jam

man

van

hat

map

cap

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2. These words all have a short ‘a’ sound. Write two words with the same ending. Use one word in a sentence.

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map

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Example:

cat _______________

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pan ______________ _____________

dad ______________

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tan ______________ _____________

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ham ______________ Sentence:

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sag ______________ _____________

3. Circle the following words that have a short ‘a’ sound. Write the circled words in alphabetical order. sat

kit

came

map

ant

like

car

land

work

team

hop

make

late

ham

Alphabetical order:

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Worksheet 3

This is the short ‘a’ sound as in cat. 1. Circle the words in this list that have a short ‘a’ sound.

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pat

cat

hot

flat

mat

hat

the

chat

hit

pan

sat

yarn

2. Write one of the circled words in the correct sentence. The man’s ___________ was too large for him.

Our black and white dog sat on the ___________.

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The brown, fluffy ___________ sat outside in the sun.

After school we stayed in the classroom so that we could ___________ with our friends. Our ball was ___________ and we couldn’t play our game. “Did you ___________ the horse?” Mum asked.

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3. Write nine words that have a short ‘a’ sound and start with the following letters. Write three words in sentences.

Example:

b

bat

The new bat was left on the mat.

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h _____________________

m ____________________

t ____________________

r ____________________

s ____________________

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4. Write the list of words in Question 3 in alphabetical order. Alphabetical order:

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Worksheet 4

This is the short ‘a’ sound as in cat. 1. Choose and circle the best word with a short ‘a’ sound to complete the sentence. Rewrite the sentence correctly. Underline the word used.

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a. The (dog / hat / cat) was blown off the man’s head. a. b.

c. My brother drew a (van / pip / plan) of our new house. c.

2. Make words from these letters.

The first letter of each word is underlined. Use three of these words in questions. Remember, a question always ends with a question mark (?).

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b. I turned on the small (pan / fan / hit) to cool my room.

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3. Write three sentences about school.

Use one word with a short ‘a’ sound in each sentence. Underline the words with a short ‘a’ sound. Sentence: Sentence: Sentence:

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Vowel Sounds

The short ‘e’ sound

Worksheet 5

This is the short ‘e’ sound as in bed. 1. Circle the words below with a short ‘e’ sound. Use three of the circled words in sentences. Remember, each sentence must have a capital letter at the beginning and a full stop at the end. beg

cat

Sentence:

peg

she

leg

we

met

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2. Complete the word by adding a short ‘e’ sound. Write the whole word on the line. Use two words with a short ‘e’ sound in questions.

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3. Write the meaning of each of the following words. Use a dictionary. wet:

web: met: bet:

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4. Write the words that have a short ‘e’ sound in alphabetical order. Use two words in questions. feet

web

step

seat

best

end

sew

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pet

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Worksheet 6

This is the short ‘e’ sound as in bed. 1. These words have a short ‘e’ sound.

Use each word in a question. Remember to use a question mark (?) at the end.

Example:

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Example: der

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3. Write five words with four or more letters that have a short ‘e’ sound. Use three of the words in sentences. ____________ Sentence:

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Sentence:

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Worksheet 7

This is the short ‘i’ sound as in bit. 1. Write four words that rhyme with each of the words listed below.

Example:

lid

kid did hid rid

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it

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hill

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dip

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_______________ ________________ ________________

2. Underline the words below that have a short ‘i’ sound. hid

pizza

bin

mine

rib

dim

wag

pig

3. Complete the sentences using some words with a short ‘i’ sound. Underline the words with a short ‘i’.

The boy

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4. Write the meaning of the following words. Use a dictionary. tin: win: hip:

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Worksheet 8

This is the short ‘i’ sound as in bit. 1. The words below have a short ‘i’ sound. Use each word in a question. lid Question: risk Question:

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clip Question:

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2. Make words from these letters.

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dni

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stil

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3. Each sentence is missing one word.

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Choose the correct word from the two given. Write the correct one in the space. hill

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The old ___________ sat in the cold pen.

bib hid

The baby’s ___________ had a picture of a cat on it.

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After school, I went to visit my friend ___________.

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lit

As I ___________ the candle, the wind blew the door open.

fit

sit

My old jeans do not ___________ me any more.

tip

lip

I cut my ___________ when I fell over.

sip

fin

Mum gave me a ___________ of orange juice when I was ill.

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Worksheet 9

This is the short ‘o’ sound as in cot. 1. Add the short ‘o’ sound to make the word. Use the word in a short sentence.

Example: d__g

The bath water was very hot.

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Sentence: l__st

___________

Sentence: b__ttle

___________

Sentence:

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h__t hot

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2. Circle the words with a short ‘o’ sound.

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3. Choose the correct word and write it in the sentence. Rewrite the complete sentence.

Example: a.

pond

There was a fishing ___________ in the shed.

top

There was a new ___________ on the jar.

hop

hope

We had to ___________ , skip and jump to the line.

shop

pot

The children went to the ___________ .

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Worksheet 10

This is the short ‘o’ sound as in cot. 1. Complete these sentences.

Make sure each sentence has at least one word with a short ‘o’ sound. Underline the word with a short ‘o’ sound. I put

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2. Circle the words that have a short ‘o’ sound.

Write the circled words in alphabetical order. ____________

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stco

m . u

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3. Make words from these letters.

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The first letter is underlined.

Example:

mbo

ombb

gfo

rostf

pto

ognl

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________________ __________________ _________________

4. Choose two of the words from Question 3. Write one sentence using both words. Underline the words used. Sentence:

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Worksheet 11

This is the short ‘u’ sound as in cup. 1. The words below each have a short ‘u’ sound as in cup. Choose the best word and write it in the space. nut sun

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jug

mug

rug

On the table there was a white ___________.

High in the sky the ___________ shone on the wet land.

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The small ___________ fell into the hole.

When I came home I saw my dog lying on the brown ___________. In the forest there was a small ___________ with a green roof.

2. Write other words that rhyme with each of these. Use three words in questions. run

hut jug

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3. Use each of the following words in sentences.

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Underline any words that have a short ‘u’ sound. muddy:

rubber:

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truck:

bucket:

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Worksheet 12

This is the short ‘u’ sound as in cup. 1. The words below have a short ‘u’ sound. Use these words in complete sentences.

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bun:

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slug:

lungs:

sudden:

humble:

2.

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gmu = mug

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mlpu

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m . u

Write the new word.

bcrum

rdmu

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3. Choose two of the words from Question 2.

Use each word in a sentence and underline the word used. Sentence:

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The long ‘a’ sound

Worksheet 13

This is the long ‘a’ sound as in day and made. The vowels, ‘a, e, i, o, and u’ can also stand for long vowel sounds. When a word has a silent ‘e’ at the end, the vowel says its own name.

Example:

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mad (add ‘e’) the word becomes made.

1. Write four words with a long ‘a’ sound. hay ______________

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Choose one word and use it in a sentence.

Sentence:

2. Choose and circle the correct word with a long ‘a’ sound to complete the sentence. Write the sentence out correctly.

a. a.

b.

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The new girl’s (plate / rage / name) was Elizabeth.

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3. Circle the words that have a long ‘a’ sound.

Write the circled words in alphabetical order. Use two of the circled words in sentences. made

sad

Alphabetical order:

came

said

cane

change

hat

bake

Sentence:

Sentence:

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Worksheet 14

This is the long ‘a’ sound as in day and made. 1. The following words all have a long ‘a’ sound as in made. Complete the words by finding the missing letters. Write the whole word. r___ke

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sh___e

__________________

c______ _________________

st___e

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l___e

f______ __________________

2. Write the dictionary meaning of the following words. Use each word in a question. Remember to have a question mark (?) at the end. brave:

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3. Write four words that rhyme with the words listed below.

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cake ______________

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name ______________

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state ______________

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4. Choose three words that have a long ‘a’ sound. Use one word in a short sentence: Words I chose: ___________

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Sentence:

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Worksheet 15

This is the long ‘e’ sound as me, bee and eat. 1. Use two of the following words in sentences. Underline the long ‘e’ sound. he

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feet

me

cheese

feed

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creep

Sentence:

2. Write the dictionary meaning of each word. Some words may have more than one meaning.

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breeze:

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3. Circle the word from each set that has a long ‘e’ sound as in me.

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Use each word in a question. Question:

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game

lake

let

she

bike

keep

hand

Question:

top Question:

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Worksheet 16

This is the long ‘e’ sound as in me, bee and eat. 1. Change the first letter of each word to make a new one. Use the new word in a complete sentence.

Example: see been

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The boy saw a bee on the window.

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meal

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Sentence:

feed

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Sentence:

a.

An old (deep / wheel / teeth) lay hidden in the long grass.

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This (tree / reel / week) I am going to the pictures with my friend.

b. c.

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In our garden the new plant was a (free / weed / green).

c. d.

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Seven (sheep / geese / need) flew above my head.

d.

3. Circle the words that have a long ‘e’ sound. Use one word in a question. she

get

free

be

let

been

set

mean

ready

week

beg

peg

feet

head

leaf

beat

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The long ‘i’ sound

Worksheet 17

This is the long vowel sound of ‘i’ as in ice. 1. Write three words that rhyme with the list words. Use two words in questions.

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find

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light

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mine ____________________

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2. Underline the words with a long ‘i’ sound. kid

sight

fire

risk

ride

pipe

fine

nine

cat

listen

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ride

fill

rice

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3. Write one meaning for each of these words. Use a dictionary. wire:

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nine: kite:

ripe:

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nice:

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4. Choose three words that have a long ‘i’ sound. Write the word you chose on the short line. Use each word in a short sentence.

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Sentence:

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Worksheet 18

This is the long vowel sound of ‘i’ as in ice. 1. Choose the right word to complete the sentences. Rewrite the sentence correctly. Underline the word you chose.

a. a.

The (fight / ride / light) from the sun was very bright.

b. c.

An old (line / blind / side) man sat on the wooden bench.

c.

d.

The baby’s new shoes were too (fine / tired / tight).

d.

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The (five / pine / slide) at the playground was unsafe.

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2. Write the dictionary meaning of the following words.

price:

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m . u

strike: tile:

pile:

find:

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3. Write five more words with a long ‘i’ sound. Use three of the words in questions. ____________

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Worksheet 19

This is the long ‘o’ sound as in no and boat. 1. Circle the words below that have a long ‘o’ sound.

Write the words with a long ‘o’ sound. Remember, the silent ‘e’ at the end of word makes the vowel say its own name.

Example: over

r o e hop becomes hope t s B r e oo p u k S

not becomes note hot

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note

moan

not

goat

song

soon

son

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2. Complete the following sentences.

go

Include one word with a long ‘o’ sound. Underline any word with a long ‘o’ sound. Yesterday After

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3. Unscramble each of these words.

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Underline the long ‘o’ sound. Write the words in alphabetical order. eowk _________________

aoks _________________

mafo _________________

estno _________________

agron ________________

hokec ________________

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bone ___________________

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slope ___________________

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The long ‘o’ sound

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This is the long ‘o’ sound as in no and boat. 1. Write the dictionary meaning of these words with a long ‘o’ sound. Use each word in a sentence. snow:

rope:

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Before the dog picked up the (hose / bone / woke) it barked.

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There was (only / broke / snap) one pupil in the class.

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My father (hope / chose / wrote) a letter to his friend.

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3. Find and write five more words that have a long ‘o’ sound. Use one word in a question. ____________

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The long ‘u’ sound

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This is the long ‘u’ sound as in use. This vowel sound can be spelt:

u oe ew ue oo ou use shoe dew due room you

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1. Write one dictionary meaning for each of the following words and use each word in a complete sentence. fuse:

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Include one of the words you circled in Question 2. Underline the words with a long ‘u’ sound. When I listened

The bus was

My old

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The long ‘u’ sound

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This is the long ‘u’ sound as in use. This vowel sound can be spelt:

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1. Write a word that rhymes with each word. Use two words in questions. tube __________

prune ___________

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2. Write the dictionary meaning of the following words. Some words may have several meanings.

few __________

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The (few / pure / new) boy came to school by car.

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The girl played a (drum / tune / cue)on the old piano.

The new red (shoes / crumb) were in the box.

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The students were very pleased when they (tune / knew) the answer.

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The letter ‘y’

Worksheet 23

In the English alphabet the consonants are all the letters that are not vowels. The letter ‘y’ is the only one that is different. The letter ‘y’ can be either a vowel or a consonant.

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‘y’ at the end of a word can have the sound of ‘i’ as in cry or ‘e’ as in happy.

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angry _________________

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funny _________________

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Answers Page 4 - Worksheet 1 1. man pan rat bat gas hat lap ham 2. Answers will vary. 3. mad lap mat cab tap man sat pan nag bat gag The mad dog ran into the forest. The water in the pan/tap was very hot. John’s bat was broken. My cat sat on the old mat. The man walked down the hill.

Answers will vary. tin: metallic element win: first place hip: either side of the body between the waist and thigh slip: to move easily and smoothly zip: device operated by two rows of metal or plastic teeth on either side of a closure; interlocked by a sliding tab din: loud, discordant, confused noise bin: a receptacle for holding rubbish.

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Page 5 - Worksheet 2 1. Answers will vary. 2. Answers will vary. 3. sat map ant land ham Alphabetical order: ant ham land map sat

Page 6 - Worksheet 3 1. pat cat flat mat hat chat pan sat 2. The brown, fluffy cat sat outside in the sun. The man’s hat was too large for him. Our black and white dog sat on the mat. After school we stayed in the classroom so that we could chat with our friends. Our ball was flat and we couldn’t play our game. “Did you pat the horse?” Mum asked. 3. Answers will vary. 4. Answers will vary.

Page 11 - Worksheet 8 1. Answers will vary. 2. fix din skip slit little trip 3. The old pig sat in the cold pen. The baby’s bib had a picture of a cat on it. After school, I went to visit my friend Tim. As I lit the candle, the wind blew the door open. My old jeans do not fit me anymore. I cut my lip when I fell over. Mum gave me a sip of orange juice when I was ill.

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Page 12 - Worksheet 9 1. dog lock lost bottle 2. fog mop sock stop pond boss 3a) There was a fishing rod in the shed. b) There was a new top on the jar. c) We had to hop, skip and jump to the line. d) The children went to the shop.

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Page 8 - Worksheet 5 1. beg peg leg met 2. peg when set met yes 3. wet: not dry web: spider’s home used to catch insects met: past tense of meet bet: agreement between two parties over the outcome of an event where the winner takes the stake 4. web step best end pet Alphabetical order: best end pet step web

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Page 13 - Worksheet 10 1. Answers will vary. 2. dot mop dog frog not bottle log top hop mob Alphabetical order: bottle dog dot frog hop log mob mop not top 3. dog mob cost bomb fog frost top long 4. Answers will vary.

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Page 7 - Worksheet 4 1a) The hat was blown off the man’s head. b) I turned on the small fan to cool my room. c) My brother drew a plan of our new house. 2. bag can glad black sack lamb hand 3. Answers will vary.

Page 14 - Worksheet 11 1. The small nut fell into the hole. On the table there was a white mug/jug. High in the sky the sun shone on the wet land. When I came home I saw my dog lying on the brown rug. In the forest there was a small hut with a green roof. 2. Answers will vary. 3. Answers will vary.

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Page 15 - Worksheet 12 1. Answers will vary. 2. gum luck crust rush 3. Answers will vary.

must crumb

plum drum

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Page 16 - Worksheet 13 cont. 2a) As Mary won the race she waved her hands and laughed. b) Out at sea I saw the large whale swimming away. c) Suddenly a thin snake slid through the long grass. d) The new girl’s name was Elizabeth. 3. made came cane change bake Alphabetical order: bake came cane change made

Page 22 - Worksheet 19 1. over note moan goat go 2. Answers will vary. 3. woke soak foam stone groan choke Alphabetical order: choke foam groan soak stone woke 4. Answers will vary.

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Page 18 - Worksheet 15 1. Answers will vary. 2. reef: ridge of coral etc. which lies close to the surface of the sea teeth: plural of tooth sleeve: part of a garment covering the arm reel: cylindrical object that turns on an axis which film etc. is wound onto steep: slope where the gradient is approaching the perpendicular breeze: a gentle or light wind 3. three she keep

Page 23 - Worksheet 20 1. snow: flakes of ice crystals rope: thick cord made of twisted and intertwined hemp or other strong material window: light framework that contains glass post: length of wood etc. fixed upright in the ground. 2a) Before the dog picked up the bone it barked. b) There was only one pupil in the class. c) My father wrote a letter to his friend. 3. Answers will vary.

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Page 17 - Worksheet 14 1. rake shade cake stake lake fake 2. brave: displayed courage paper: substance derived from wood that is used to write on etc. ache: to suffer from dull pain gale: strong wind 3. Answers will vary. 4. Answers will vary.

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flight: the act, skill or manner of flying price: the sum in money or goods for which anything is or may be bought or sold strike: to deliver a blow or stroke to tile: a flat thin slab of clay etc. that is used to cover floors etc. pile: a collection of objects laid on top of one another find: to meet up with or discover by chance Answers will vary.

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Page 20 - Worksheet 17 1. Answers will vary. 2. sight fire ride pipe fine nine rice 3. wire: flexible strand or rod of metal nice: pleasant or commendable nine: the cardinal number that is the sum of one and eight kite: a light frame covered with a thin material that; flown in the wind at the end of a string ripe: mature and ready to be eaten or used 4. Answers will vary.

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Page 21 - Worksheet 18 1a) The slide at the playground was unsafe. b) The light from the sun was very bright. c) An old blind man sat on the wooden bench. d) The baby’s new shoes were too tight.

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Page 25 - Worksheet 22 1. Answers will vary. 2. tune: a melody cure: to get rid of; heal new: recently made or brought into being few: a small number of; hardly any knew: past tense of know you: person or persons addressed not including the speaker 3a) The girl played a tune on the old piano. b) The new boy came to school by car. c) The new red shoes were in the box. d) The students were very pleased when they knew the answer.

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Page 19 - Worksheet 16 1. Answers will vary. 2a) An old wheel lay hidden in the long grass. b) This week I am going to the pictures with my friend. c) In our garden the new plant was a weed. d) Seven geese flew above my head. 3. she free be been mean week feet leaf beat

Page 24 - Worksheet 21 1. fuse: any device by which an explosive charge is ignited pure: not mixed with any material tune: a melody cube: solid having six square faces 2. jury rude junior due tune you cue use room shoes 3. Answers will vary.

Page 26 - Worksheet 23 1. Answers will vary. 2. fry-long i hilly-long e dry-long i jury-long e my-long i buy-long i fly-long i angry-long e funny-long e handy-long e 3. Answers will vary.

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