ESL Phonics: Free Lessons and Worksheets

 

Scroll down for several free, printable ESL phonics handouts and worksheets, plus several pages of printable phonics flashcards.

 

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FREE Worksheets (beginner to advanced):

SHORT VOWEL PHONICS (from Phonics Monster: Book 2)   

Short a - word list and sentences using the "short a" sound

Short_a - rhyming words - sets of rhyming words that have the "short a" sound

Short_a - Read for Speed! - students challenge themselves to read this short passage as fast as they can!

Short e - word list and sentences using the "short e" sound

Short e - rhyming words - sets of rhyming words that have the "short e" sound

Short e - tongue twisters! - fun "tongue twisters" for practicing the "short e" sound

Short a/e review - practice saying and hearing the difference between the "short a" and "short e" sounds

Short i - word list and sentences using the "short i" sound

Short i - rhyming words - sets of rhyming words that have the "short i" sound

Short a/e/i review - practice saying and hearing the difference between "short a," "short e," and "short i."

Short o - word list and sentences using the "short o" sound

Short o - rhyming words - sets of rhyming words that have the "short o" sound

Short a/e/i/o review - practice saying and hearing the difference between "short a," "short e," and "short i," and "short o."

Short u - word list and sentences using the "short u" sound

Short u - rhyming words - sets of rhyming words that have the "short u" sound

Short a/e/i/o/u review - practice saying and hearing the difference between all five short vowel sounds.

Short vowels - mixed word list and sentences - list of several words with different short-vowel sounds, with sentences to practice reading short-vowel words.

Short-vowel story - Free, printable short story that focuses on the short vowel sounds.

 

LONG VOWEL PHONICS (from Phonics Monster: Book 3)

Long a - word list and sentences using the "long a" sound

Short and Long a - word list comparing the "short a" and "long a" sounds

Short a / Short e / Long a - practice reading and listening for the differences between these similar sounds

Long a - Reading Practice - two stories that focus on the "long a" vowel sound

Long e - word list and sentences using the "long e" sound

Long e - Read for Speed! - students challenge themselves to read this short passage as fast as they can!

Short and Long e - word list comparing the "short e" and "long e" vowel sounds

Short i / Long e - practice saying and hearing the differences between the "short i" and "long e" sounds

Long e - Reading Practice - two stories that focus on the "long e" vowel sound

Long i - word list and sentences using the "long i" sound

Short and Long i - comparison of the "short i" and "long i" vowel sounds

Short i / Short e / Long e - comparison of these three similar sounds, which are especially difficult for ESL learners

Long i - Reading Practice - two short stories that focus on the "long i" vowel sound

Short i / Long i / Long e_- Tongue Twisters! - students challenge themselves to read this short passage as fast as they can!

Long o - word list and sentences using the "long o" sound

Short and Long o - comparison of the "short o" and "long o" vowel sounds

Long o - Reading Practice - two short stories that focus on the "long o" vowel sound

Long u - word list and sentences using the "long u" sound

Short and Long u - comparison of the "short u" and "long u" vowel sounds

Long u - Reading Practice - short stories that focus on the "long u" vowel sound

Short and Long Vowels - Review - Word List and Sentences - word list and sentences using all of the short and long vowels

 

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CONSONANT BLENDS AND DIGRAPHS (from Phonics Monster: Book 4)

Consonant Blends bl, cl, fl, gl, pl, sl - word list and sentences using consonant blends with "l"

Consonant Blends br, cr, dr, fr, gr, pr, tr - word list and sentences using consonant blends with "r"

Consonant Blends sc, sk, sl, sm, sn, sp, squ, st, sw - word list and sentences using consonant blends with "s"

Consonant Blends scr, spl, spr, str - word list and sentences using 3-letter consonant blends with "s"

Consonant Blends - thr and fr - word list and sentences comparing two sounds that are especially difficult for ESL students

Consonant Digraphs - sh - word list and sentences using "sh"

Consonant Digraphs - ch / tch - word list and sentences using "ch" and "tch"

Consonant Digraphs sh and ch - Reading Review - the short story "Chad and Shane," which focuses on "sh" and "ch"

Consonant Digraphs - th - word list and sentences using "th

Consonant Digraphs - wh - word list and sentences using "wh"

 

SPECIAL SOUNDS / ADVANCED PHONICS (from Phonics Monster: Book 5)

Special Sounds - ang / ing / ong / ung - word list and sentences

Special Sounds - ank / ink / onk / unk - word list and sentences

Special Sounds - ar - word list and sentences 

Special Sounds - or / oar - word list and sentences

Special Sounds - er / ir / ur - word list and sentences 

Special Sounds - aw / au - word list and sentences 

Special Sounds - alk / ock - word list and sentences 

Special Sounds - 'al' (all alt alm) - word list and sentences

Special Sounds - oi / oy - word list and sentences 

Special Sounds - ow / ou - word list and sentences 

Special Sounds - /air/ are / arr - word list and sentences 

Special Sounds - ear - comparison of the different possible sounds of "ear"

Special Sounds - old / olt / oll / ole / ild / ind - word list and sentences 

Special Sounds - war / wor - word list and sentences

Special Sounds - aught / ought - comparison of the various sounds possible with "aught," and "ought"

Special Sounds - tion / sion - word list and sentences

 

If you like the FREE worksheets on this page, consider downloading the ENTIRE BOOKS!

Download our entire Phonics Monster series!

FREE Flashcards:

Short a     Short e     Short i     Short o     Short u

Long a     Long e     Long i     Long o     Long u

Consonant blends with l (bl - cl - fl - gl - pl - sl)

Consonant blends with r (br - cr- dr - fr - gr - pr - tr)

Consonant blends with s (sc - sk - sm - sn - sp - squ - st - sw)

Consonant blends scr - spr - spl - str - thr

Consonant digraphs sh - ch - th

ang - ing - ong - ung

ank - ink - onk - unk

ar / or / er / ir / ur

/air/ (are, arr, air, ear)

ear - words using different sounds of the letters "ear"

au / aw

war / wor

oi / oy

ou / ow

 

Phonics Games (Printable Phonics Board Games)

Phonics Flags - short vowel sounds

Phonics Flags - long vowel sounds

Phonics Flags - consonant blends

Phonics Flags - ar / er / ir / or / ur

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