Short vowel CVC words

Short vowel CVC words

 

Here are the various documents regarding short vowel CVC words:

 

Exercise 1  

This exercise contains four versions of 20 short vowel CVC words.  In the first version every letter in the words is sounded.  In the second version the first to letters are sounded together.  In the third version the words are said slowly (coming soon) and in the fourth version the whole words are given to write down.  Detailed instructions are given in each exercise.  If you have any recommendations to enhance the quality of these exercises or if you come across any mistakes, feel free to contact EQEdu.  Please download the files here.

 

Exercise 2  

In this exercise the learner listens to words and then writes them.  He/she needs to analyse the words into their respective sounds when writing them down.  The learner needs to master this exercise by making the minimal amount of mistakes before moving onto the next phonics group.  The second exercise contains the answers.  Please download it here.

Diphthongs

Diphthongs

 

Here are the various documents regarding diphthongs.  They are NOT arranged according to difficulty levels YET.  Please do them according to the homework instructions given:

 

Write silent e words 

In this exercise the learner listens to words and then writes them.  He/she needs to analyse the words into their respective sounds when writing them down.  The learner needs to master this exercise by making the minimal amount of mistakes before moving onto the next phonics group.  The second exercise contains the answers.  Please download it here.

Short a for apple words

Short a for apple words

 

Here are the various documents regarding learning short a for apple words.  They are arranged according to difficulty levels.  The easiest most elementary ones are first.  It is best to start with the first exercise and work your way up the levels.  This way you ensure that the learner gains all the skills necessary to build words.  Do not proceed to the next exercise unless the learner has mastered the current exercise completely: 

 

Build short a for apple words - green and red words

*  Build short a for apple words - in green and red letters

*  In this exercise a learner has to drag and drop consonants to their right places to form a word given in auditory form.  The consonants are given in green and the vowels in red to reinforce word structure.  Please consult the alphabet phonics chart if the learner has difficulty remembering the keyword pictures, sounds and letters of the alphabet.

*  Open the document hereDownload by clicking on the blue "Download" tab at the top of the download page.  Do not open as a pdf document, or a Microsoft Office document, but as a PowerPoint document only.  You will need PowerPoint 2010 to be able to hear the sounds of the phonics in this document.  WHEN YOU OPEN THE DOCUMENT AND IT ASKS IF YOU SHOULD ALLOW MACROS TO RUN, PLEASE ALLOW OR ENABLE THEM, OTHERWISE YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO USE THE PROGRAM AS DESIGNED.  There are no security risks involved by allowing macros to run.

 

 Field of flowers - compressed*  Field of flowers - Build short a for apple words

*  In this exercise a learner has to build words containing the short a for apple sound.  The analysis of the words into their respective sounds are given to listen to before selecting letters to drag to the spaces where they belong in order to build the words.  After a learner has mastered the basic individual sounds of the alphabet and the initial and final consonants in words, as can be practiced with the exercises above,  he/she needs to start building words by using the short vowels.  The first vowel is the short a for apple.  All the short CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words containing the short a for apple vowel are practiced in this exercise.  Please consult the alphabet phonics chart if the learner has difficulty remembering the keyword pictures, sounds and letters of the alphabet.

*  Open the document hereDownload by clicking on the blue "Download" tab at the top of the download page.  Do not open as a pdf document, or a Microsoft Office document, but as a PowerPoint document only.  You will need PowerPoint 2010 to be able to hear the sounds of the phonics in this document.  WHEN YOU OPEN THE DOCUMENT AND IT ASKS IF YOU SHOULD ALLOW MACROS TO RUN, PLEASE ALLOW OR ENABLE THEM, OTHERWISE YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO USE THE PROGRAM AS DESIGNED.  There are no security risks involved by allowing macros to run.

 

Write short a for apple words

 *  Write short a for apple words

*  In all of the previous exercises the learner had to build words by recognising given letters and placing them in their correct positions in words.  In this exercise the learner has to retrieve the letters for which the sounds are given from memory, which makes it a much more complicated but absolutely essential exercise in learning how to write words.  Since a learner has to do this most of the time in classroom - and homework assignments, it is of paramount importance that he/she learns how to do this well.  Do not proceed to the next vowel (e for egg) exercises unless the learner can complete this exercise with ease.  Please consult the alphabet phonics chart if the learner has difficulty remembering the keyword pictures, sounds and letters of the alphabet.

*  Open the document hereDownload by clicking on the blue "Download" tab at the top of the download page.  Do not open as a pdf document, or a Microsoft Office document, but as a PowerPoint document only.  You will need PowerPoint 2010 to be able to hear the sounds of the phonics in this document.  WHEN YOU OPEN THE DOCUMENT AND IT ASKS IF YOU SHOULD ALLOW MACROS TO RUN, PLEASE ALLOW OR ENABLE THEM, OTHERWISE YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO USE THE PROGRAM AS DESIGNED.  There are no security risks involved by allowing macros to run.

 

Test - short a for apple words

 *  Test - Write short a for apple words

*  This test is the final proof that a learner has mastered the a for apple words.  If the learner can score 90% in this test, he/she can go on to the next phonics, which is the short e for egg words.  Please make sure that the learner can do this before proceeding to the next phonics.  Please consult the alphabet phonics chart if the learner has difficulty remembering the keyword pictures, sounds and letters of the alphabet.

*  Open the document hereDownload by clicking on the blue "Download" tab at the top of the download page.  Do not open as a pdf document, or a Microsoft Office document, but as a PowerPoint document only.  You will need PowerPoint 2010 to be able to hear the sounds of the phonics in this document.  WHEN YOU OPEN THE DOCUMENT AND IT ASKS IF YOU SHOULD ALLOW MACROS TO RUN, PLEASE ALLOW OR ENABLE THEM, OTHERWISE YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO USE THE PROGRAM AS DESIGNED.  There are no security risks involved by allowing macros to run.

 

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Digraphs

Digraphs

 

Here are the various documents regarding digraphs.  They are arranged according to difficulty levels.  The easiest most elementary ones are first.  It is best to start with the first exercise and work your way up the levels.  This way you ensure that the learner gains all the skills necessary to build words.  Do not proceed to the next exercise unless the learner has mastered the previous exercise completely:

 

Write ch for chair words  

In this exercise the learner listens to words and then writes them.  There are two versions available.  If the learner still struggles a lot with the phonological analysis of words into their respective sounds then he/she can start with the first exercise where the sound for every letter or letter group is given.  Ultimately the learner needs to listen to the whole word without it being analysed for him/her.  He/she needs to do the phonological analysis for her/himself when writing the word.  This skill is practiced in the second exercise.  The learner needs to master this by making the minimal amount of mistakes before moving onto the next phonics group.  The third exercise contains the answers.  Please download it here.

 

Write ng for king words  

In this exercise the learner listens to words and then writes them.  There are two versions available.  If the learner still struggles a lot with the phonological analysis of words into their respective sounds then he/she can start with the first exercise where the sound for every letter or letter group is given.  Ultimately the learner needs to listen to the whole word without it being analysed for him/her.  He/she needs to do the phonological analysis for her/himself when writing the word.  This skill is practiced in the second exercise.  The learner needs to master this by making the minimal amount of mistakes before moving onto the next phonics group.  The third exercise contains the answers.  Please download it here.

 

Write sh for shark and ch for chef words

In this exercise the learner listens to words and then writes them.  He/she needs to analyse the words into their respective sounds when writing them down.  The learner needs to master this exercise by making the minimal amount of mistakes before moving onto the next phonics group.  The second exercise contains the answers.  Please download it here.

 

Write th for feather and thorn words

In this exercise the learner listens to words and then writes them.  There are two versions available.  If the learner still struggles a lot with the phonological analysis of words into their respective sounds then he/she can start with the first exercise where the sound for every letter or letter group is given.  Ultimately the learner needs to listen to the whole word without it being analysed for him/her.  He/she needs to do the phonological analysis for her/himself when writing the word.  This skill is practiced in the second exercise.  The learner needs to master this by making the minimal amount of mistakes before moving onto the next phonics group.  The third exercise contains the answers.  Please download it here.

Single consonants and vowels

Single consonants and vowels

 

Here are the various documents regarding single consonants and vowels.  They are arranged according to difficulty levels.  The easiest most elementary ones are first.  It is best to start with the first exercise and work your way up the levels.  This way you ensure that the learner gains all the skills necessary to build words.  Do not proceed to the next exercise unless the learner has mastered the current exercise completely:

 

Fit the letters and sounds*  Fit the letters and sounds  

*  This is an exercise where children have to listen to the sounds given and then fit them next to the keyword pictures for the given sounds.  It teaches them the sound-letter correspondence that is essential for word building activities.  This is the first skill a learner needs and has to start with in attempting to build words.  Please consult the alphabet phonics chart if the learner has difficulty remembering the keyword pictures, sounds and letters of the alphabet.

*  Open the document here.  Download by clicking on the blue "Download" tab at the top of the download page.  Do not open as a pdf document, or a Microsoft Office document, but as a PowerPoint document only.  You will need PowerPoint 2010 to be able to hear the sounds of the phonics in this document.  WHEN YOU OPEN THE DOCUMENT AND IT ASKS IF YOU SHOULD ALLOW MACROS TO RUN, PLEASE ALLOW OR ENABLE THEM, OTHERWISE YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO USE THE PROGRAM AS DESIGNED.  There are no security risks involved by allowing macros to run.

 

Fit the letters and sounds II - compressed*  Fit the letters and sounds II

*  This is basically the same exercise as the above "Fit the letters and sounds".  In this exercise a learner has to fit the letter with the sound given, but there are no keyword picture clues provided - just the sounds.  Sometimes learners become dependent on the visual images of the keywords that go with the sounds and by taking this away it forces them to retrieve from memory the visual images of the letters.  This is an essential preliminary exercise in word building.  Please consult the alphabet phonics chart if the learner has difficulty remembering the keyword pictures, sounds and letters of the alphabet.

*  Open the document hereDownload by clicking on the blue "Download" tab at the top of the download page.  Do not open as a pdf document, or a Microsoft Office document, but as a PowerPoint document only.  You will need PowerPoint 2010 to be able to hear the sounds of the phonics in this document.  WHEN YOU OPEN THE DOCUMENT AND IT ASKS IF YOU SHOULD ALLOW MACROS TO RUN, PLEASE ALLOW OR ENABLE THEM, OTHERWISE YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO USE THE PROGRAM AS DESIGNED.  There are no security risks involved by allowing macros to run.

 

Do you know the first letter*  Do you know the first letter? Fill in the first consonant

*  In this exercise a learner has to fill in the first consonant of each word.  It basically reinforces the single consonants of the alphabet.  Please consult the alphabet phonics chart if the learner has difficulty remembering the keyword pictures, sounds and letters of the alphabet.

*  To enhance word building skills it is essential for learners to be able to analyse and synthesise words into their respective sounds.  Here is a sounding exercise to help with this.  In this exercise no visual retrieval of the letter is required.  A learner only has to listen and say the sounds.  In other words, it is an auditory exercise.  Do this is addition to the "Do you know the first letter?" exercise where visual images of letters are incorporated.  Click here to download this exercise.

*  Open the document hereDownload by clicking on the blue "Download" tab at the top of the download page.  Do not open as a pdf document, or a Microsoft Office document, but as a PowerPoint document only.  You will need PowerPoint 2010 to be able to hear the sounds of the phonics in this document.  WHEN YOU OPEN THE DOCUMENT AND IT ASKS IF YOU SHOULD ALLOW MACROS TO RUN, PLEASE ALLOW OR ENABLE THEM, OTHERWISE YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO USE THE PROGRAM AS DESIGNED.  There are no security risks involved by allowing macros to run.

 

 

Do you know the last letter*  Do you know the last letter? Fill in the last consonant

*  In this exercise a learner has to fill in the last consonant of each word.  Again, it basically reinforces the single consonants of the alphabet.  Please consult the alphabet phonics chart if the learner has difficulty remembering the keyword pictures, sounds and letters of the alphabet.

*  Open the document hereDownload by clicking on the blue "Download" tab at the top of the download page.  Do not open as a pdf document, or a Microsoft Office document, but as a PowerPoint document only.  You will need PowerPoint 2010 to be able to hear the sounds of the phonics in this document.  WHEN YOU OPEN THE DOCUMENT AND IT ASKS IF YOU SHOULD ALLOW MACROS TO RUN, PLEASE ALLOW OR ENABLE THEM, OTHERWISE YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO USE THE PROGRAM AS DESIGNED.  There are no security risks involved by allowing macros to run.

 

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