Part 3 Workbooks for Young Learners
Alternative spellings for short vowels and consonants; silent letters

Set 14:  i:  y

Set 15:  s:   c  cy

Set 16:  w:  wh

Set 17:  s:    st

o:  a   ou

c:  k   ck

ch:   tu   ti   tch

n:  kn

e:  ea

f:  ph

sh:  ti 

m:  mb

u:  a  o             Special sounds revision: Ə  zh:  si  su

j:  g  dge

ng: n

h:  wh              l:  le  (consonants with silent letters)

  • Review of Part 1 short vowel sounds – prepares learner for alternative spellings of short vowels
  • New spelling for short vowel sound with new picture – shows alternative spelling for same sound
  • Identifying new spellings for single consonant sounds – extends spelling and vocabulary knowledge
  • Games, pronunciation and writing activities using words with alternative spellings – reinforces memory of sounds
  • Roleplay with comprehension and writing follow-up – reinforces language fluency using different spellings for same sound
  • Activities using special sounds Ə and zh assists with clear pronunciation in a range of contexts
  • Basic sound consonant digraph – with alternative digraph/trigraph spellings with pictures – develops spelling skills
  • Use of words with alternative digraph/trigraph spellings in oral activities – assists with memory of these sounds.
  • Drawing activity based on reading and sound identification of different spellings – develops reading comprehension skills
  • Consonant sound with accompanying silent letter – introduces the concept of silent letters in written words
  • Pronunciation, writing and speaking activities using silent letters – reinforces use of silent letters for reading and writing
  • Cloze activity for silent letters – assists in the review of the most common silent letters that accompany consonants and vowels
  • Use of record sheet with mime and flashcard games – consolidates blending and segmenting of sounds for decoding and encoding words