AW Words Phonics Worksheets

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When teaching AW words; show that AW is used at the end of a word not AU, since English words do not end in u.

Most ESL students will appreciate knowing for pronunciation that AW says the same sound as their "a", as in "Maria".

AW says the short vowel "o" sound:

  • doll
  • Paul
  • shawl

Use your favorite phonics books for rules and syllabication, and then use these PDF worksheets for practice and review.

There is space on the second page for dictation and review of new words.

Print the K123 download two-up for middle school children to have smaller lines like handwriting worksheets. It looks like a lot less work to the kids and actually improves their penmanship.


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AW Phonics And Phonemic Awareness Activities

Since AW often occurs at the end of a word it lends itself well to poetry and rhyming exercises. 

I saw a pretty fawn

On our grassy lawn

In the morning dawn.

Teach your children to say the /aw/ sound while they write AW. It is a digraph, which means it has one sound made with two letters. Di- means two and –graph means write or written. This is one of the best phonics and phonemic awareness activities, writing the sound's letters while saying the sound.

Our AW words worksheets have two size levels, or you can print the first one two-up for older students to have a smaller size:

  1. Kindergarten AW Worksheets In Large Font - K-2, print 2-up for middle school.
  2. Third Grade AW Worksheets Small Font - Great size for grades 3-6.

Choose the size that works for your children. It's handy to have the different sizes to teach phonics to several ages of children.



Teaching Phonemic Awareness and Phonics

As you're teaching your children the phonogram AW, dictate these phonics words for your children to write. The main thing is to have practice writing the /AW/ sound "by ear". The AW worksheets above are a nice homework lesson for practice or review.

You can use the following simple sentences for dictation. Remember to teach the vocabulary of each word that you dictate.

Dictation: List of AW Words With Example Sentences

claw – An eagle's foot is called a claw.

crawl – Many bugs crawl on the ground.

dawn – The sun rises at dawn.

draw – Draw a picture of a house.

fawn – A baby deer is a fawn.

jaw – My chin is on my lower jaw.

hawk – A hawk is a hunting bird.

law – The law is to stop at the stop sign.

lawn – The lawn is green with grass.

paw – The dog's foot is a paw.

saw – I saw a man saw a log in half.

shawl – Her shawl is made of warm wool.

straw – The farmer wore a straw hat.

thaw – If the sun shines, the snow will thaw.

yawn – Do not yawn during class.

AU AW Phonics Worksheets

Your kids can practice AU, AW, and AUGH words on our AU Words worksheets page. It has an AU worksheet and a list of words that begin with AUTO and a list of AUGH words.

Interactive Phonics Worksheets

You can print these PDF printables or store them in a file for your child's phonics lessons and exercises. Whether they read the lists, write the words, or type the words, they'll have excellent phonics practice. 

You are also free to use them as PowerPoint presentations (PPT). Learn how these PDF printables are interactive here.

How To Teach Phonics With More Free Phonics Worksheets

You'll find more than forty free phonics worksheets on our main phonics page. 

I also list my favorite phonics kindergarten, first grade, second grade, and third grade, phonics books, activities, and videos from the same page.

You might like to know that these next worksheets are available in both manuscript and cursive worksheets:

Thank you for sharing with your favorite teachers, parents, and homeschool families!

~Mary


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