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Name the alien with digraphs and trigraphs

Name the alien with digraphs and trigraphs


These name the alien worksheets are a great way to get children used to the idea of nonsense words in a fun way.


Why do you need this?

Nonsense words, or "alien words," are non-existent words that follow phonetic patterns. By practicing decoding these words, students strengthen their ability to apply phonics rules and sound out unfamiliar words encountered in text.


These worksheets are valuable for teaching phonics skills, particularly digraphs (two letters representing one sound) and trigraphs (three letters representing one sound). They help students recognize and decode complex letter combinations, enhancing their reading fluency and word recognition.


How and when might you use this?

These worksheets can be used in a variety of ways:

· During small group phonics sessions

· Independent work stations

· Homework practice

· Guided reading groups

· Morning work

· Whole class instruction


What is included?

27 worksheets each containing a digraph or trigraph - ck, nk, ng, sh, th, ch, ay, ee, ow, oo, ar, or, ir, ou, oy, oa, ur, aw, er, ea, oi, ai, ew, igh, are, ear

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