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ie Words Phonics Worksheet

As your students continue working on phonics skills to improve reading and spelling you will get to ie words. This combination of a hands-on sorting ie word activity with cut and paste ie words worksheet is great reinforcement. Simply print the ie words phonics worksheet and you are ready to play and learn with kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders too. As your students continue working on phonics skills to improve reading and spelling you will get to ie words. This combination of a hands-on sorting ie word activity with cut and paste ie words worksheet is great reinforcement. Simply print the ie words phonics worksheet and you are ready to play and learn with kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders too.

ie Words

This month, my little girl has been working on two new sounds. Unfortunately, both are spelled “ie”. Most of us have heard the saying, “I before e except after c.” But what we are learning is that those two letters make two different sounds. And to become a good reader, you have to know when and how to use them. Learning ie words is importang for kindergartners, grade 1, and grade 2 students, so I created an “ie” word sort with a free printable ie words worksheet.

ie Words Worksheet

Start by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >>_____<<. The ie words phonics worksheet pdf file will open in a new window for you to save your freebie.  

list of ie words

Rules for “ie”

The two letters “ie” can make two different sounds, and they are both long vowel sounds. Sometimes, they make the “long i” sound, but in other words, you hear the long e sound.

ie one syllable words

Long i

When you see the letter “ie” at the end of a root word, generally they make the “long i” sound. Think about words like pie, lie, and tie.

Also, they show up when a root word that ends with a y (making the long i sound) has a suffix added to it. For example, the root word cry is changed to cries when we add the s. The “y” is dropped and the “ie” takes the place. The “y” and the “ie” make the “long i” sound.

Long e

Now for how these two little letters make the long e sound.

We first see the “long e” occur when it is in the middle root word. And it occurs the most often when that root word ends in ld, f, or ve. You have heard that “long e” sound in words like grief, piece, and shield.

And there is one more way and I think this is the most confusing for our little ones. When “ie” is a suffix (easily confused with dropping the y and adding a suffix), the “ie” makes that the “long e” sound. Not to make you hungry, but cookie and brownie are great examples.  

Learn the two sounds of ie words with free printable sorting activity with ie word phonics worksheet for kindergarten & first graders.

ie Worksheets for kindergarten

This simple activity gets children reading words that have “ie” in them, but make both sounds. Before I did this activity, we had already spent a week working on the “long i” sound, and then a week working on the long e sound. Only after spending two weeks on them separately, did I attempt this.

On the paper they are to glue the words, there is a picture of a whole pie and a piece of pie. The students are to read each word and decide if the word makes the “long e” or “long i” sound. If it is the “long i” sound they place the word under the whole pie. If it makes the “long e” sound, they place it under the piece of pie.

It is that easy. OUr kiddos get to work on combining the skills they learned before trying to read them in books.

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ie Words Phonics List

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Rachel is a homeschool mom to four little ones, ages 2 to 6. She is a former public elementary teacher, and has recently began blogging at her page You’ve Got This.

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