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AR Phonic Worksheets for Early Years/Intervention

AR Phonic Worksheets for Early Years/Intervention
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This is a pack of 12 Phonic worksheets to teach the digraph ar, 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.

These sheets are LETRS and UK GOV requirements aligned.

These worksheets also align with most popular phonic programmes, including gRWI and Letters and Sounds.


Who are these ar phonic worksheets for?

Any who need phonics broken down into tiny, systematic steps. This includes those with any processing difficulty, including those with dyslexia. They may also be suitable for use with young learners in Kindergarten or EYFS/Y1 (UK).

Therefore these sheets are:

  Highly systematic

· Have only a little on each page as special needs children tire easily.

What is included in the pack?

 12 worksheets. They are intended to be worked through in order, but of course, may be used discretely.

1. First, we focus on hearing the new sound in words that the child is familiar with. We verbally sound the words out (worksheet 1). See it! Sound-it-out!

2. We then write the sound and track it in some words (worksheet 2). Write it!

3. We write the new sound in words and found back the word we have made and draw pictures to cement understanding (worksheet 3)

4. The fourth stage is to begin to read words containing 'ar'. I have found it helpful with this pupil to use what we call 'sound-it-out' boxes. These really help: they give permission to stop and sound the word out (often the child would prefer to rush on and not to have to bother). Also, they remind the child that this is a word with known sounds. (Worksheet 4)

5. We then develop skills with the new sound - fun activities to read/write the words (worksheets 5 to 7).

6. We then aim to help the child to integrate knowledge of the new sound into reading longer passages. Again I use sound-it-out boxes to help - only using the box the first time the word is met, to encourage the child to remember it on subsequent occasions. Two pages with the same text are given of these as some may prefer to separate 'st' of 'stars' into 's' and 't' but my child did better if I kept them together as we had done much work on consonant blends and they were recognised quickly.

7. We then have a 'Hunt the ar' sheet where the child must find all the words with 'ar' and highlight them, and then read all of the words as quickly as possible, practising every day until fluent.

8. We then have a fun colouring sheet to introduce the child to farmer Tom and his barn and farmyard in preparation for....

9. Two reading passages, with NO sound-it-out boxes. These sheets have comprehension exercises too.

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

What's Included


12 worksheets studying the 'ar' digraph

Introduction to use.

Resource Tags

ar worksheets ar for special needs ar phonic worksheets ar digraph worksheets special needs phonic worksheetsspecial needs arphonicsar digraph

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