Phonics (er, ow, e, u, or, air)

  • phonics 1

  • er2

There are three word activities for the vowel sounds er, ow, e, u, or and air.  Each booklet contains 10 words for each sound, so there are 6 pages in each book.  There is also a page for students to write their own examples of interesting words and phrases to help increase their vocabulary and enhance their own writing.  

Set 1 contains

/er/ ('ir', 'or', 'ur', 'er‘)
/ow/ (‘ow‘, ‘ou‘)
/e/ (‘ai', 'ea', 'e’)
/u/ ('o', 'u', 'ou‘‘)
/or/ (or', 'aw', 'al)
/air/ ('are', 'ear', 'eir', 'ere‘)

Set 2 contains

/er/ ('ir', 'er‘)
/ow/ ('ow', 'ou‘)
/e/ ('ai', 'ea', 'e‘)
/u/ ('o', 'u', 'ou‘)
/or/ ('au', 'augh', 'aw', 'or')
/air/ ('are', ‘air’)

Set 3 contains

/er/ ('or', 'ar', 'ea', 'our‘)
/ow/ (‘ow', 'ou')

/e/ ('ai', 'ea', 'e‘)
/u/ ('o', 'u', 'ou‘)
/or/ (‘au', 'aw', ‘or‘)
/air/ ('are', 'eir', 'air', 'aire', 'ear‘)
These puzzles provideTeachers or Parents with more flexibility for organising teaching and learning.   You can 'Mix and Match' the puzzles to provide differentiated activities; examples of particular puzzle strategies or just extra phonics practice.