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New tricky words for this week: no, go

 

Look out for these tricky words in your school book the, to, I, no & go

 

What are tricky wordsTricky words are those words which cannot be sounded out easily. 

  • Encourage children to sound out the parts of the word they know and give children support with sounds they don't know. Using the same tricky word example 'want,' pupils can pronounce the 'w' sound before you demonstrate how to pronounce the 'an' sound.
  • Compile a list of tricky words and write them out in different forms. You can use colourful pens, write them in sand or use playdough. Practice and repetition are important when considering how to teach tricky words in phonics, so pick activities children can repeat and remember.

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