The collection of worksheets focuses on helping students attain the early skills to required to read sounds and pre-reading.

Phonics helps students learn to identify relationships between words and sounds. This helps them learn to master the alphabet pretty quickly. The techniques that we explore here will help you how to logical organize the sounds of words, it will also help you learn to predict the pronunciation of words that are new to you. Research has shown that phonics instruction can dramatically improves a student's ability to recognizing words and understand what they read. Phonics is a method for approaching teaching student how to both read and write. One of the main focuses when reading is to sound out words. Over my teaching career I have taught using both phonics and whole language as my core strategies. I have found students that begin their pre-reading skills with phonics end up being better spellers later in life. My guess is that it is because they started reading words by always sounding out the word.

This is one of the most comprehensive collections of phonics worksheets available online. We encourage you to work with this section on a daily basis through the school year. The worksheet categories that you find below will lead you to areas that are great for pre-readers. Please Note: You will find all of these phonics topic categories available off of the navigation bar on the left. I would highly recommend getting your color ink out for these guys.

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Phonics Worksheet Categories

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Add and Subtract Phonemes

This focuses on the concept of phonemic awareness which is your ability hear and find the smallest unit of sound.

Blends

We look at common clusters of letters and consonants and get some practice on creating words.

Consonant Digraphs -ch

We look at how these letters come together to make words such as: beach, chess, chocolate, and chalk.

Consonant Digraphs -sh

This is one of the more common diagraphs that you will come across in the English language. You will find its use in words such as: shark, ship, dash, and push.

Consonant Digraphs -th

A diagraph is two letters that make a single sound. This diagraph is found in such words as: theme, throw, thick, and thief.

Consonant Digraphs -wh

These words make up the thickest part of Ws section of a dictionary.

CVC Words

These words follow a consonant, vowel, consonant letter pattern. When ever a consonant follows a vowel, it forms a closed syllable and forces the vowel to say its sound.

CVVC Words

These words follow a consonant, vowel, vowel, consonant letter pattern. A good number of sight words fall into this category.

CVCe (Silent E) Words

These words the CVC pattern, but end in a silent e. This section will help students learn to pronunciation words that are not straight forward because of the silent e.

Letters and Sounds

This is a really nice mix of sounds that are produced by a number of different letters.

Long/Short Aa Vowel Sounds

Depending on a letters position in a word it can be stressed differently and make some unique sounds.

Long/Short Ee Vowel Sounds

Long vowel sounds make the same sound in the word as the letter itself.

Long/Short Ii Vowel Sounds

Short vowels do not sound like the name of the letter of the vowel.

Long/Short Oo Vowel Sounds

These worksheets take a look at the sounds made by the fourth vowel of the alphabet. Common long O words include: home, bone, and vote.

Long/Short Uu Vowel Sounds

The last vowel of the alphabet is often the trickiest for students. Therefore, we commonly teach them in the order that they appear in the alphabet.

Long Vowels

We just broke down each vowel, so why not mix them all together and see what we know.

Phoneme Isolation

Students start to break apart words and identify segments of phonemes in words. You can do these worksheets orally too.

Phoneme Segmenting

This is when you take a word and break it down into the individual sounds you hear in the word.

Phoneme Substitution

This is where we create new words from old ones by just swapping out a phoneme.

Short Vowels

These are the vowels that just do not sound like their letter within the words they sit in.

Vowel Diphthongs

This happens when two vowels make their own vowel sounds within the same syllable.