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Reading and Writing qu words

There are letters in our alphabet that really aren’t used that often. And to be honest, I expected my little ones to just figure them out. But one thing I’ve learned is that children that struggle with reading need specific instruction in all areas. And that includes the /kw/ sound. This fun phonics printable activity is great for helping kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders reading qu words. Simply download pdf file with qu words worksheets and you are ready to play and learn while having fun with dot markers!

This fun phonics printable activity is great for helping kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders reading qu words. Simply download pdf file with qu words worksheets and you are ready to play and learn while having fun with dot markers! 

qu words

These are low prep, FREE qu word printables. And there are two ways to use them. First, print off the pages that you need. Then you can decide if you want the printable to used once or multiple times.  No matter how you use these qu words worksheets, your kindergartners, grade 1, and grade 2 students will have fun practicing and improving reading and spelling skills at the same time.

qu words worksheets

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qu words worksheets

Qu phonics worksheet

Though I hate making tons of copies, in this case, I prefer the only using it once method. My daughter struggles with fine motor skills, and our physical therapist recommends not using dry erase markers to practice writing. At first, I was frustrated. That meant extra copies of handwriting pages and just more paper in general. But the reasoning behind it made perfect sense. A dry-erase marker requires very little pressure when writing compared to a pencil. And my little one needs to practice writing with a pencil and making her marks come out dark and clear.

So the way we did this activity was by grabbing some do-a-dot markers and a pencil.

Of course, if you don’t have a child that struggles with writing with a pencil, doing this activity with a dry erase marker is a fantastic idea. Simply place the paper in a sheet protector, grab a dry erase marker, and something to cover up the words. (marbles, snap cubes, red/yellow circles, etc)

qu phonics worksheet

Teaching qu words

All our sweet little ones need to learn these two important rules about qu!

  1. The /kw/ sound is almost always spelled with a qu. Or when you see qu, you say /kw/.
  2. In our wonderful English language, you never write a q without an u.

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Reading qu words

Before we began reading we reviewed the magic e words.

Some of the words are closed-door words or words that are short vowels.

  1. quilt
  2. quill
  3. quiz
  4. squash
  5. quench

Others end with a silent e, to make the vowel long.

  1. quake
  2. quite
  3. quote

Once we read the words at the top of the page and practiced writing them, we then found those words and dotted them. Sometimes I would find her dotting similar words like quilt and quill. At that point, I would have her look back at the word we were working on, and the word we dotted. I’d have her sound out the word she dotted, and look at the differences. It was a great way to focus on certain letters and their sounds.

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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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