These free, printable diphthong worksheets will give your students practice with diphthong pairs.
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Add these free, printable diphthong worksheets to your phonics resources for you classroom. These pages include pictures to help students match words with meaning.
What are Diphthongs?
Diphthongs can be tricky. They are two letters that work together to glide from one sound to another. They are not the same as long vowel sounds because while the letters do not make a short vowel sound, the sound they make is different than the name of each vowel.
The word diphthong is a Greek word that actually means two voices or two sounds.
The diphthongs are ew, oi, oo, ou, ow, oy, au and aw.
Practicing Words with Diphthongs
Words with diphthongs can be more difficult for beginning readers to read. The sounds the diphthongs make together require students to learn the sounds instead of just sounding them out.
To guide students through this process, you can create a list of words with each diphthong sound as a class. Ask students to add words to it as they find new words.
About These Diphthong Worksheets
This set contains 26 printable pages where students will work with the diphthongs are ew, oi, oo, ou, ow, oy, au and aw. Students will complete words and color pictures while practicing reading the words.
These pages might fit into your first, second or third grade word work practice.
These pages are not intended for teaching the skill but for practice and review of diphthongs.
You will find a range of worksheets for phonics practice.
These pages might offer a challenge to students just beginning to read. If your students are not yet ready for working with diphthongs, begin with short vowel sounds or magic e words.
When creating these pages, my goal was to provide you with pages that will engage students. Many of the pages include mazes or other small activities to add a little fun for children.
The engagement piece can be especially helpful during a time of distance learning! Parents will appreciate the little extra these pages provide.
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