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Phoneme Count

Phoneme Count

Sort the words by the number of phonemes that they contain. Drag the words into the corresponding boxes. There are 5 levels of difficulty covering 60 words.

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Phoneme Frame

Phoneme Frame Jigsaw

There are seven different word lists for this "phoneme frame" jigsaw, with over 130 different words.

Each word is split into the component phonemes and displayed as random jigsaws pieces. Drag the shapes onto the bar to make the original word.

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Phoneme Blender

Select from six different combinations of letters. The program then creates a set of spinning wheel with 2 to 4 different sets. The whole word can be randomised or just the individual letters. Decide whether the resulting word is a real word or not.

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Complete the CVC Word

There are tem word lists with over 100 CVC words. Work through a list of 10 random words and then drag and drop the right tail onto the donkey. The list can be hidden or shown to help students find the right tail.

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Phoneme Bingo / Bingo Cards

There are 8 different word lists, featuring 160 words.

Select a list of words to play with and the program randomly presents them. The words are displayed in turn, with each words added to the list on screen. The timer can be altered to make the words change faster or slower or can be stopped and started as required.

This program is supported by a card generator. This prints out randomly generated bingo cards using the same word lists. Choose between 4, 6 or 8 words per card and between 2,3 or 4 cards per page.

This program is supported by a card generator.

The following word lists are used with this resource:

List one: sing, rang, rung, ring, song, dump, damp, dent, desk, disk, whip, win, wish, will, well, loss, luck, lock, lick, lack.

List two: shock, sock, sick, sack, shack, stick, sting, sing, sling, swing, glass, gruff, grub, glad, grid, sledge, stuff, stiff, sniff, still.

List three: flesh, fresh, fed, Fred, fled, went, west, whisk, wind, wimp, hunt, hulk, hand, hump, held, mint, milk, mist, musk, must.

List four: bite, bike, like, life, kite,light,pipe, wide, might, mile, mind, mine, write, ripe, ride, hide, slime, side, strike, smile.

List five: coke, code, coast, cold, coal, groan, ghost, goat, gold, goal, mode, most, moat, moan, mole, stone, stroke, stole, stroll, strode.

List six: few, fume, fruit, flute, fuse, broom, blue, bruise, brute, boot, Sue, school, spoon, stool, stew ,roof, rude, root, roost, rule.

List seven: rule, roll, reel, rail, rake, wrist, rust, roost, roast, raced, rot, root, wrote, right, rate, rid, rude, road, ride, raid.

List eight: fright, foot, fort, feet, fight, cry, crawl, cream, cloak, crown, chest, cheap, charm, chain, cheat, brand, brain, broom, brown, bright.

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Pairs: Prefixes and Suffixes

Prefixes | Suffixes | Opposites | Homophones

There are four different games of Pelmanism. Choose between prefixes, suffixes, opposites or homophones. Within each game you can select between 8 and 24 cards.

The cards are randomised and players have to find matching pairs by remembering the location of cards. The computer automatically removes matching cards and keeps track of the words that have been matched, as well as the score and the number of tries.

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Click here for Suffixes

Click here for Opposites

Click here for Homophones

 

   

Prefixes

Here are four list of different prefixes from a total of 160 different words. (drawn from the National Literacy Strategy).

Ten words are selected at random from the list and split into the prefix and the root word. Drag the word and the prefix into the box at the bottom of the screen. The word can then be checked to see if it is correct. A list of all the words that are correctly identified is recorded and can be seen (and printed out) by clicking on "Summary".

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Suffixes

There are four list of different suffixes from a total of 160 different words. (drawn from the National Literacy Strategy).

Ten words are selected at random from the list and split into the root word and the suffix. Drag the word and the suffix into the box at the bottom of the screen. The word can then be checked to see if it is correct. A list of all the words that are correctly identified is recorded and can be seen (and printed out) by clicking on "Summary".

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Magnetic Letters

A white board version of the classic fridge magnets. Use the keyboard or the onscreen letters to select up to twenty one letters. These can then be dragged around the screen to make any word you like. Simply drag the letters off screen to remove them, or click "Clear all letters" to clear the screen.

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Foam Phonemes

Use the arrow to rotate the wheel on the right to see different sets of letters. Then just click the phonemes you want and they will be fired out of the cannon to land on the water. Here you can drag them into position to make a word. Phonemes are sounded out when you click on them. Kent Ed.

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Ladybird Lander

In this game from ICT Games you click on the ladybird letters (single consonants and short vowels only), then click on a flower. The aim is to make words and practise blending. When you have made a word by putting a ladybird on each flower you can click the red buttons to hear the sounds.

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Pick a Picture

This provides practice in sounding out words using all of the letters in Phase 2. Sound out the word then click the matching picture. There are some useful teaching ideas and printable resources to go with this game from Phonics Play.

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Picnic on Pluto

Obb, the yellow alien, likes to eat fake words and Bob, the blue alien, likes to eat real words. Sound out and blend the words, decide whether they’re real or fake, then drag them to the correct alien. Teaching Ideas and printable resources for this game from Phonics Play.

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The Dragons’ Den

In this game you have to sort the eggs. Real words belong to the green dragon and made up words go to the red dragon. Get it right and the dragon will breath fire. Get it wrong and he will only be able to puff smoke.

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Sound Buttons Blending

Click on the tabs to choose which sets of letters you want to use. Click on the letters and drop them into the phoneme frame. As you click each letter you will hear its sound. Once you’ve placed the letters into the frame you can click the red buttons to hear each sound. This is a really useful resource for the interactive whiteboard from Kent Ed.

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Buried Treasure

In this game you can choose which letters you want to work with so it can be used even in the very early stages of Phase 2. Click to get a new coin then sound out the word. Drag the coin into the treasure chest if it’s a real word and into the bin if it’s not. This game would work well on an interactive whiteboard and is great for individual play too.

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Initial Sound Match Games

To play these memory games, click a card on the top row to turn over a letter card then click a card on the bottom row to turn oveazr a picture card. If the object in the picture starts with the same sound as the letter, you have found a match. If not, the cards will turn over so you can have another go.

Phase 2 letters from Set 1 and Set 2. This game includes the letters s a t p i n m and d. The pictures used to match the initial sounds are snake, scissors, sandwich, apple, ant, anchor,table,television, pencil, penguin, igloo, insects, nuts, net, motorbike,mouse, dog and digger

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Alpha Blocks

Animated sounds for each letter of the alphabet.

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As TV game

  • Blank,
  • Letters,
  • Number to 20
  • Multiples
  • Decimals

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Consonant Clusters

aim: Read and spell initial consonant clusters.

Read and spell initial consonant clusters.
This game runs through 26 of the initial consonant clusters that children will working around the time of Years 1 and 2

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Letters and Sounds

Phoneme Pop Letters & Sounds

Sound groups taken from 'Letters and Sounds', e.g. sets 1 & 2 "s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d".

If this activity runs slowly on your machine, right-click and selelct 'quality' and then 'medium'.

Objective:
To support phoneme recognition..

   

Phoneme Pop

Sound groups taken from 'Playing With Sounds', e.g. group1 "s,m,c,t,g,p,a,o".

If this activity runs slowly on your machine, righ-click and selelct 'quality' and then 'medium'.

Objective:
To support phoneme recognition.

   

A bingo activity using bingo cards downloaded from here: Right-click on this link and select "Save Target As'. Then print the pdf bingo cards.

Sound groups taken from 'Playing With Sounds', e.g. group1 "s,m,c,t,g,p,a,o".
Objective:
To support phoneme recognition.

   

Blending Bingo

A bingo activity using bingo cards downloaded from here:

Right-click on this link and select "Save Target As'. Then print the pdf bingo cards.

Objective:
To support blending phonemes when reading

   

A bingo activity using bingo cards downloaded from here:

Right-click on this link and select "Save Target As'. Then print the pdf bingo cards.
Objective:
To support blending phonemes when reading.

   

CVC Words

Drag a flag onto the sandcastles to make a new CVC word. Don't forget to take the flag you don't need off first. Click here to download the wordList.

Can you make the CVC word ?
Which sound do you have to change?
Can you change the final phoneme to make a word?

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CVC Words

Click on the red (vowel) and blue (consonant) frogs to make a new CVC word from the group 1 phoneme list, 'Playing With Sounds' (steps 2, 3 and 4).

Can you make a CVC word ?
Can you change the vowel to make a different word?
How many CVC words can you make?

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Ladybird Lander

Think of a CVC or CCVC word and ask the children to identify the phonemes. Select sounds by clicking on the ladybirds letter sounds and then on the flowers.

NB: Does not offer digraphs, trigraphs or vowel phonemes.

Objective: Identify initial, medial and final phonemes in CVC and CCVC words.

   

Sticky Letters

Move these sticky letters around to develop phonic and spelling skills. Take up the word challenge and see how many words you can make from the word twister. A really flexible resource.

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3 Letter House

aim: Consonant - vowel - consonant spelling patterns.

3 Letter House A whole class teaching tool useful for identifying real cvc words.

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Drag Cards Two

Create word cards of two colours that can then be dragged around the screen

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Common Word Wordsearch

aim: Read and spell words which use a common spelling pattern.

Choose a spelling pattern and DJ Cow will make a wordsearch for it. .
A wordsearch that is focussed on common spelling patterns that you choose.

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Blending Dragon

aim - Blend phonemes to decode a word.

Directed mainly at Primary Two (Year One). Direct your dragon with the mouse and catch the globes with real words. Uses Progression In Phonics steps.

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Burried Treasure Game

Choose which words are real and which words are not.

 

Dragons Den

Choose which words are real and which words are not.

 

 

Picnic on Pluto

Choose which words are real and which words are not.

 

 

Poop Deck Pirates

A phonics game which can help children to build words. They need to read the words on the golden coins and decide if they are real words or not. Links to phase 3 and 4 of the 'Letters and Sounds' document.

   

Sound Buttons Phase 2

A phonics teaching tool. Select the sets of phonemes which you need and create CVC, CVCC and CCVC words.

   

Sound Buttons Phase 3

A phonics teaching tool linked to Phase 3 of 'Letters and Sounds'. Blend phonemes to create words. Spin the rainbow to see different graphemes.

   

Wordmaker

A wordmaking activity demonstrating how onsets and rimes go together into the wordmaking machine.

Wordmaker 1

Wordmaker 2

 

   

.............Phonic Word Building Activities

Phonic Word Building Activities
All these games allow the children to drag cards to make words.
Simple CVC
Patterns
Significant Consonant Blends & end clusters
Consonant Diagraphs

short 'a'
(ad,an,ap,at


short 'e'
(ed,et,eg,en)

short 'i'
(it,id,in,ig,ip)

short 'o'
(op,od,ot,og,ox)

short 'u'
(ut,um,un,ug)

Initial 'l' blends (bl,cl,fl,gl,pl,sl)


Initial 'r' blends (cr,dr,fr,gr,pr,tr)
Initial 's' blends (sk,sn,sp,st,sw,s)
Final 's' blends (___sk,___st)
Final 'n' blends (___nd,___nt)
Final 'mp' blend (___mp)
Final Double Consontant (___ff,___ll,___ss)
Final CK
(___ck)
Consonant Diagraph '___sh'
(_ash, _esh, _ish, _osh, ush)

- or -
'sh___'
(sh_, shr_)

Consonant Diagraph '___ch'
(_ch,_nch,_tch)

- or -
'ch___'

Consonant Diagraph 'th___' and '___th'
Consonant Diagraph - 'wh'
Consonant Diagraphs - '__ng' and '__nk'
The Long Vowel Phonemes Other Common Vowel Phonemes  

Long Vowel 'a'

Long Vowel 'e

Long Vowel 'i'

Long Vowel 'o'

Long Vowel 'u'

Vowel Phoneme 'oo' as in foot

Vowel Phoneme - 'al' 'aw' 'au' and 'or'

Vowel Phoneme 'ar'

Vowel Phoneme 'ir' 'ur' and 'er'

Vowel Phonemes 'ou' and 'ow'

Vowel Phonemes 'oi' and 'oy'

Vowel Phonemes 'are' and 'air'

Vowel Phonemes 'ear' and 'eer'

 
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