Helping Your Child to Read and Write Words Containing Different Graphemes Representing a Phoneme (Sound)

'kn' Dudley's Ditties


A YouTube video your child can sing along to to learn the sound for the grapheme 'kn'.

Play the video

Compound Words (Reading)

Pull the coloured half of the word up from the bottom of the screen to complete the words in the oblongs. Click on 'check' to make sure they are correct.


Sandcastle Quiz (Writing)

Choose which vowel phoneme (sound) you wish to focus on. A word with a missing grapheme appears. Select the correct grapheme from a selection given. If correct, you build a part of a sandcastle. 6 correct answers and the castle is complete. If your child wants to have a go at writing out the word in a couple of different ways on a piece of scrap paper before making his/her selection, encourage this, as it is a strategy adults use. Which one looks right? 

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Magnetic Letters (Writing)

magnetic letters

A whiteboard with letters of the alphabet along the bottom. Call out a word, get your child to break down (orally segment) the sounds on his/her fingers. Then he/she clicks on the corresponding letters to make the word appear on the whiteboard. Get him/her to sound out and read the word written to check it is correct and amend if necessary. He/she may want to try writing the word in 2 plausible ways eg rain, rane - encourage this, as it is a strategy adults use. Which one looks right?