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a-e Phonic Worksheets for Special Needs Plus GAME

a-e Phonic Worksheets for Special Needs Plus GAME
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This is a pack of 12 Phonic worksheets to teach the split digraph a-e, specially designed for those with special needs, including those with dyslexia or who may be suspected of being dyslexic but will work equally well with young learners in Kindergarten/EYFS/Y1. It includes a phonic 'a-e' game to aid learning.

These sheets are LETRS and UK GOV requirements aligned.

These worksheets also align with the most popular phonic programmes, including RWI and Letters and Sounds.)

Who are these worksheets for?

I have written them for pupils who struggle with processing information - especially sounds. This includes children who are DYSLEXIC or have ANY other kind of processing disorder.

Such children may have failed with other methods of teaching phonics.

Such pupils need activities that:

· are highly structured - one tiny step at a time building on the one before using only a limited number of words to start with and only using words that the child has already learnt to sound out, with no nasty surprises.

· Have only a little on each page as these pupils tire easily.

What makes these worksheets special?

I have a powerful three-step process which I use with my special needs pupils, which is worked out over the course of the 12 worksheets:

1. See it! where we focus on becoming aware of the new sound in words. This involves first hearing the new sound in words and then seeing it in words (tracking).

2. Sound-it-out! Having learnt to see the new sound in words, we learn to sound out these words to read and write them.

We begin by using sound-it-out boxes for reading and spelling which help the child to segment the word prior to blending the sounds together.

Once the child can read and write individual words, we work on fluency by building familiarity with the common words in the new sound family.

Once the child can sound the words out to read and spell confidently, we move on to recognising them/using them in longer reading and dictation passages, as soon as the child is able.

I provide 2 reading passages with comprehension exercises and one dictation passage, with a page in the workbook dedicated to it, with room for a picture, which again cements understanding.

3. Write it!

Incorporated into the above two steps, we constantly write the new sound. This adds a multi-sensory dimension to our work - we see with our eyes, we sound it with our mouth parts and voice, and then we move by writing.

All three steps work together to help the child feel in control of his/her learning and to become a successful, confident learner.

We finish each sound with a dictation which culminates our work before we remove on to the next sound. I try to give this a week after we finish the book, to act as revision.

The dictation: Read this passage to your pupil, who should write it. Have the child read his/her work and check for errors. Make sure the writing is completely accurate before saying the child has finished, including full stops and capital letters correctly used.

Flashcards are included.

What is included in the pack:

A front cover

12 Activities based on the 'Sound it out' principles.

A dictation


Phonic a-e Game

The Phonic a-e Game helps pupils to decide whether a word needs an 'e' or not. The game helps children to grapple with the new rule in an engaging way while providing the teacher with opportunities for assessment. Full instructions provided. Both in colour and black and white: the black/white version is good to send home for extra practice.


Please note:

This pack is in a series:


EE Phonic Worksheets for Early Years/Intervention

AR Phonic Worksheets for Early Years/Intervention

OR (In the Lilibette's Resources Store

I do hope others find these Special Needs Phonic worksheets helpful for their pupils with ordering and processing difficulties!

What's Included

1 Zip file with:

1 PDF with 12 worksheets

1 PDF with a phonic a-e game.

Resource Tags

split digraph a-e a-e phonics a-e silent e magic e phonic worksheets special needs phonic games print n play phonic game a-e worksheets

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