In phonics WOR is not quite a trigraph, meaning three letters that say one sound; yet when w precedes or, the or says the letter combination makes the single /er/ phonics sound.
Use this memory sentence for comparing the spellings of the er sound:
Print the wor worksheet at the link on the left two per page for older kids to have smaller lines for penmanship practice. It looks like a lot less work and does improve their penmanship.
There are two sizes for kindergarten or third grade.
Print the large size two-up for smaller line spacing, especially if your kids like smaller print. It makes it look like less work and can improve their handwriting.
There are not many wor words, so your phonics book will have most of them for dictation. You can then use this wor worksheet for review.
The main way to create more wor words is to add prefixes and suffixes.
You can also use grammar to show a noun's singular and plural:
And the different verb endings:
Use your phonics book to dictate the list given there, and then use this printable UR worksheet for homework practice. Then you can also dictate the list in the middle of this page.
In phonics wor is tricky to teach as a blend. Keep the pronunciation simple. It really is the same as the /er/ sound. The or is usually changed by the w to say er.
Wor is not really a three letter phonogram as there are still two sounds, the sound of w and the sound of er.
The general rule is that or preceded by w usually says /wer/.
Choose the size that works for your children. It's handy to have the different sizes to teach phonics to several aged children.
As you're teaching the phonogram wor, dictate the following words for your children to write into their notebooks or on paper. I really appreciate the Spalding way of making the /er/words fill six columns on two facing pages. This way the lists can be seen at-a-glance.
The main thing is to give the children practice writing the /er/ sound when they write wor words. The wor worksheet above is a great homework assignment. See these simple sentences to help you teach the vocabulary and grammar of each word. There are nouns and verbs with different endings for suffix examples.
You can print this phonics WOR worksheet or store it 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.
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:
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Homeschool worksheets for spelling practice and Robert Louis Stevenson's poetry handwriting worksheets make great ESL printable worksheets. Enjoy!