How do you teach EW and UE?

A really good way to help children to understand which UE/EW to use requires a basic understanding of syllables as beats in a word. Words ending with an EW tend to be one syllable words like chew, flew, stew, crew, grew, drew, screw, and new. Words with a UE ending instead of an EW, tend to be words with two syllables.

What vowel sound is UE?

Words contain the long vowel sound spelt using: ‘ue’, ‘ew’ or ‘u_e’. Children then colour the: ew words in green, ue words in blue, u-e words in red. Helping them to remember and group words. Ideal for practising and reinforcing phonics, reading and writing.

What are the two sounds of UE?

u-e as in cube. ue as in statue. ew as in ‘mew’. We use the split digraph u-e to make the u say its name.

What is the rule for UE?

u, eu, ui, ue, and ew can be pronounced either “yoo” or “oo” depending on the letter that comes before the vowel. Words that start with a ch, d, j, l, r, or s will say “oo,” t can say either sound except for a few words which can only be pronounced “oo.” Words starting with all other letters will say “yoo.”

What are some UE words?


  • blue.
  • clue.
  • cued.
  • cues.
  • duel.
  • dues.
  • duet.
  • What is the spelling rule for UE?

    What phonics phase is UE?

    Phase 5 Phonics | Split Digraphs (a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e and u-e)This is a short Phase 5 Phonics video to help teach or revise the split digraphs.

    Is UE a digraph?

    A digraph is two letters that combine together to correspond to one sound (phoneme). Examples of consonant digraphs are ‘ch, sh, th, ng’. Examples of vowel digraphs are ‘ea, oa, oe, ie, ue, ar, er, ir, or, ur ‘.

    What are UE words?

    Study the word list: ue words

    cue In the game of snooker, you hit the ball with a cue.
    issue I want to discuss the issue.
    pursue A lion will pursue its prey across the grassy plain.
    queue There was a long queue of cars at the lights.
    rescue The rescue helicopter pulled him from the sea.

    What will my child learn in 1st grade phonics?

    Your child will also use phonics to spell words when they write. In 1st grade your child will start by being able to read CVC words (consonant-vowel-consonant words) like t-a-p, then move on to read words that start with bl, sl, and tr. They’ll learn that the letter “e” at the end of some words will be silent (gone, time).

    What are some words and sentences for UE phonics list?

    So, here are some words and sentences of the UE Phonics List. Glue. Can you please pass me the glue kept under the table? Due. I lent her some money as her rent was due. Cue. The phone started to ring as if it was on cue. Rue. I really hope she doesn’t rue the day when she left him.

    How do you practice phonics?

    Phonics is the practice so you can read on your own! Use a stick to trace letters in dirt or sand. Tell your child easy three-letter words and see if they can sound them out, such as “pop”, “tag”, and “lug”. Draw a simple ladder of two long lines and four rungs on a piece of paper.

    What is the goal of phonics instruction?

    The goal of phonics instruction is to help children learn the alphabetic principle — the idea that letters represent the sounds of spoken language — and that there is an organized, logical, and predictable relationship between written letters and spoken sounds.