Underwater Words (More Alternative Spellings)
The first phonics practice game for the 'More Alternative Spellings' progression (underwater theme)
Can you make a word to match the picture on the submarine? Drag the correct letters and sounds into the boxes. This game has a progression of stages that takes pupils through alternative spellings for ear, ar, air, or, ur, oo, ai, ee, igh, oa, (y)oo, oo_, sh and introducing zh.
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A comprehensive set of Phonics games for emerging readers of all abilities. These follow commonly accepted progressions through initial letters, digraphs, consonant patterns and alternative spellings and pronunciations. As a teacher, you can specify exactly which words you want to play with, choosing them from word groups organised by phonic features. The games are ideal as lesson starters or for pupils to play, individually or in small groups, at a stage that suits their ability.
This pack collects some of our favourite teaching tools and practice activities for phonic skills featured at the end of Letters and Sounds Phase 5 - 'alternative spellings of phonemes'. For more tools and games related to the earlier part of phase 5, i.e. tricky GPCs, alternative pronunciations, split digraph click here