This resource is a collection of Kindergarten/Year 1 phonics worksheets to compliment an explicit phonics program. It addresses the multiple graphemes (two or three) that represent a sound. It is the fourth set available. The worksheets include the graphemes or, aw, ow, ou, ue, ew, u_e, ur, ir and er.
The worksheets align with the phases of the UK Letters and Sounds sequence but compliment any phonics commercial or Early Stage 1/ Stage 1 (or equivalent) program.
They can be used as an independent activity after whole class instruction or as an independent literacy group activity.
The worksheets are contain a phonics, vocabulary, handwriting and writing component. Students need to be introduced to the digraph and vocabulary containing the sound. They can then complete the double-sided worksheet per sound by matching the vocab to the corresponding image and then write the word in the ‘word shape’ box. Students form the letters that represent the sound in a large ‘rainbow writing’ format and a smaller format on the lines provided. The final lines on the worksheet is space for students to use the vocabulary to write a sentence.
The worksheets are differentiated. The extension worksheet does not contain a vocab box so students can independently spell. Students could also be extended by adding more words containing the sound around the ‘rainbow writing’. The support worksheet groups the graphemes for each sounds in columns and has more emphasis on letter formation.