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FREE Printable Words that End in tion Phonics Words Activity

Help your first grade and 2nd graders who are learning words that end in tion with this fun, hands-on phonics activity. Learn tion words phonics as your kids spin and build tion phonics words with this free printable language arts activity. Simply print tion phonics pdf file and you are ready to play and learn! Help your first grade and 2nd graders who are learning words that end in tion with this fun, hands-on phonics activity. Learn tion words phonics as your kids spin and build tion phonics words with this free printable language arts activity. Simply print tion phonics pdf file and you are ready to play and learn! 

tion Words Phonics

As our reading journey continues with my little girl, we have jumped into a new and quite difficult sound. This week, we began working on “tion”. It is quite a fun one. Not only is it hard to say, especially if your young reader struggles to make certain sounds, but they also can’t sound it out. This tion words phonics game is a great way to practice spelling words that end in tion while having fun continuing to work on phonics skills to improve reading and spelling! Knowing that grade 1 and grade 2 students need some extra work with this fun sound, I created an activity that would get her spelling and reading “tion” words.

Phonics activities for first grade

Start by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >>_____<<. The 1st grade phonics pdf file will open in a new window for you to save your freebie. If you are learning words that end in tion, this free printable phonics activities for first grade is a great to learn tion phonics words! 

tion Phonics Words

There are actually three ways to spell the /shun/ sound. There is “cian” which is used in words like musician. You can also find the sound in “sion” as in mission. But today we are going to focus on the “tion” found in words like nation, election and fraction. The rule for using this ending is very simple. We use “tion” when the root word ends in t or te or ct.
  • Invent – invention
  • Correction – correction
  • associate-association
  • abduct – abduction
  • product – production
You can also find it after a long vowel sound.
  1. Na/tion
  2. ed/u/ca/tion
  3. pop/u/la/tion
The last rule is the “tion follows a short i open exception.
  1. pos/i/tion
  2. con/di/tion
phonics activity for 1st graders

tion phonics

In just a few minutes, you will be ready for this activity.
  1. First, print off a page with the spinner and the bubble page that matches the spinner.
  2. Then, Place the spinner page in a page protector.
  3. Finally, gather up a dry erase marker, pencil and paper clip for the spinner, and Do-A Dot markers.

Words that end in tion

Now it is time for some spelling and reading of “tion” words. First, have your little one use the paper clip and pencil to create a spinner. Flick the paper clip and then have your child read the syllable or syllables they landed on. (It may help to review open and closed door syllables. If the syllable ends in a vowel, the vowel will make a long sound. If the vowel is closed in, then it will make a short sound. For example, O/va/tion has two long vowels, while frac/tion is a short vowel.) If you are learning words that end in tion, this free printable phonics activities for first grade is a great to learn tion phonics words! 

tion sound phonics

Once they read the syllables, they then get to write those letters in the boxes above the spinner. Next, have them read the syllables with the “tion”. Finally, have your little one find that word on the bubble sheet and dot it with a D0-A-Dot marker. Have them read the word one more time. That is it. This activity is just a simple but fun way to practice spelling and reading “tion” words.

These free 'ow' sliders are a great way to practice reading words with the ow sound like cow and brown. I love sliders to quickly work on certain sounds. It allows kindergarten and first graders to quickly practice phonics ow wordsb over and over again. And so as we continue to work on vowel teams, I made some sliders to help her work on the phonics ow sound. Simply print vowel printables and you are ready to work on reading and spelling skills. Practice reading "ou" words with this fun Race to the Top game. This fun phonics game for first graders is a great way to practice the ou phonic sound with an engaging activity that will appeal to grade 1 students. To play this ou words game, simply print the pages, grab a do a dot marker, and you are ready to play and learn! This fun spelling long o activity is a great way to help first graders improve their phonics skills to improve reading and speling. This activity focuses on long o words with oe and oa spelling of the long o sound. Simply print the fun long vowel activity that focuses on oe words phonics and oa words phonics. If you are working on the oa phonic sound with your kindergarten and first grade students, you will love these oa phonics games! This oa sound games uses free printable vowel team puzzles to make learning fun! Simply print the phonic sound oa printable and you are ready to play and learn about vowel teams!

Long o Vowel Teams

Vowel Puzzles FREE Missing Vowels Clip Cards - Help kids fill in the missing letters and practice phonics with Missing Vowels Clip Cards - a fun, hands-on learning activity for prek & kindergartners. These super cute sliders are a fun, effecitve way for first grade and 2nd grade students to learn irregular vowels. Children will have fun with this clever irregular verb activity and parents will love all the irregular verbs practice. Simply print pdf file with irregular verb game and you are ready to play and learn long o followed by ld, lt, and st as well as long o followed by nd and ld.

Vowels Printables

looking for more fun vowel activities and resources to make learning to read and spell words fun? Check these out!

Blends Transportation word family sliders  If your child is working on words ending with ng, you will love this fun ng phonic sound game! Instead of bouring ng words worksheet, make learning phonics skills FUN with this rhyming game featuring ng words. Use this ng sound words with first grade and 2nd graders. Simply download pdf file with word with ng sound and you are ready to play and learn with a free printable rhyming game! FREE TH Worksheets - kids will have fun leanring to read th words in a sentece with this FREE printable for kindergarten, first grade students #thwords #firstgrade #kindergarten Consonant blends puzzles

Blends Activities

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Phonics Activity

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