As your children learn to read and spell, using free phonics printables can make it FUN and EASY! So as your first grader is working on ew sound words, this free printable ew phonics game is sure to be a hit with your students! These phonics games focus on the ew words phonics with grade 1 kids!
ew Sound WordsThis low-prep “ew” game is perfect for helping children practice reading the “oo” sound and “long u” sound that “ew” makes. I love pulling out games to practice reading words with the sounds we are working on. When I ask, my sweet little girl to read a list of words, I may get a groan. But if I put those words in a game, I get smiles and excitement. As much as possible, I try to create a game or activity to get that very important practice in. The past few weeks, we have worked on the letters “ew”, and I knew we needed a game to review all the words we have learned.
ew words phonics
The two letters “ew” make two different sounds. In some words, it makes the long u sound and in other words, it makes the “oo” sound. We had spent one week working on the long u words, and then we jumped into practicing the “oo” words. Wanting to combine our hard work into one activity, I decided to create this low-prep “ew” game. Here are some examples:
- oo spelled ew: grew, blew, cashew, jewel, and Andrew
- Long u: new, few, spew, nephew, and curfew
ew phonics words
This game is incredibly easy to set up!!!
- First, print off the page that works best for your reader. The first page has just one-syllable words and the next two have multi-syllable words.
- Then, gather up some type of marker. Two different colors of Do-A Dot markers are one option. You could place the page in a sheet protector and use two different colored dry-erase markers. Or find some Transparent Color Counting Chips.
And that’s it. You are now ready to play the game.
ew words list
This game is as easy to play as it is to set it up.
- First, player one chooses a word to cover up. They read the word out loud, and then cover it up.
- Now, player two chooses a word, reads the word, and then covers it up.
- The players take turns doing this until someone gets four in a row. You may want to remind them that they can block the other player to keep them from winning.
And that’s it. A simple “ew” game to practice reading “ew” as “long u” and “oo”.
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EW Phonics Game
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