Phoneme (TESL) Worksheets

Words Beginning With “STR”

The sound “str” is all about objects that are straight, or have structure: “straw” in “strawberries,” for instance, are little straight lines that align. When…

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Words Beginning With “CR”

The sound “cr” implies a narrow hole, such as a crack or crevice, or even something bigger that might hold a creature, such as…

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Words Beginning With “CL”

The sound “cl” implies two or more things that cluster together because they are very close. They might share a hinge or symmetry or…

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Words Beginning With “GR”

The sound “gr” is all about watching the growth of green things: grapes, grass, grain, which all gradually ripen, and when they reach the grocery store,…

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Words Beginning With “TH”

Words that begin with “th” are often about other people: One of the biggest holidays in the United States is Thanksgiving, and it always falls…

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Words Beginning With “SH”

There are many types of shells: eggshells, seashells, and the outer shell of beans, but all are a shelter for what is inside. “Sh!”…

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Words Beginning With “GL”

The sound “GL” has “reflection” at its root because “glacier” and “glaze” show characteristics of ice, which glows when light hits it. Icing or…

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Words Beginning With “FR”

The sound “fr” suggests fragmentation. Freckles are fragments of melanin. French fries are fractions of potato. Human fractures make one frail. A frog jumps…

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Words Beginning With “BR”

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Language operates on metaphor: The sound “Br” imparts the sense of “branch”—and the actual branch turns into practical broom or brush: a tool. Attributes…

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Words Beginning With “BL”

The sound “BL” implies a relationship with eyes: “blink” is two eyes closing and opening—“blind” is when they never reopen. The colors “blue” and…

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Words Beginning with “CH”

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