Grade 2 Reading Foundation - Guess the Missing Sounds
Say the words aloud to find the missing sound!

Grade 2 Reading Foundation - Guess the Missing Sounds

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When we write, we break words up into sounds. Unfortunately, some of the sounds have run away. Have a look at the words and see if you can find the missing sounds.

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1.
Which sound is missing from this word: 'f_t'?
ie
ee
oa
ew
If you are talking about one foot, it's the sound 'oo' that is missing but here we are talking about a pair - we say 'feet' with an 'ee' sound.
2.
Which sound is missing from this word: 'th_ns'?
ur
or
oa
oo
Thorns grow on rose bushes and some animals have thorns, like the crown-of-thorns starfish.
3.
Which sound is missing from this word: 'cr_n'?
ow
oh
ee
igh
The 'ow' sound can be both 'ow' as in 'crown' and 'ow' as in 'crow'.
4.
Which sound is missing from this word: 'swi_'?
n
g
gn
ng
Swings are often found in the park but there is also something called swing music, which sounds like jazz music.
5.
Which sound is missing from this word: 't_ds'?
ow
ie
igh
oa
Toads don't have teeth and begin life, just like a frog, as an egg.
6.
Which sound is missing from this word: 'squ_k'?
ie
ae
ea
igh
The word 'squeak' and 'beak' both have the 'ea' sound. You also have the 'qu' sound within that word; remember q and u are always together!
7.
Which sound is missing from this word: 's_p'?
oa
ao
ll
n
The 'oa' sound can also be made by 'ow'.
8.
Which sound is missing from this word: 'tr_n'?
ay
ai
ie
ee
If you look closely at the large image, can you spot the two hang gliders? Doesn't that look exciting?!
9.
Which sound is missing from this word: 'n_t'?
ie
i
igh
ai
The Earth spins and when it turns away from the sun, it is night time.
10.
Which sound is missing from this word: 'tr_'?
ee
ea
e
ie
The trunk of a tree is protected by the outside layer, called bark. But trees don't bark, dogs do!
Author:  Finola Waller

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