Phase 4 Tricky Words

This is Phase 4 of the Monster Phonics Tricky Words series.

Learning that is more multisesory and engaging

Now use colour, draw, paint, make and play games for fun and engaging learning that uses all senses. Learning in different ways helps children to remember these words.

Miss Oh No colours graphemes that make the O sound pink. She is a pink monster and makes the O sounds. She helps children to learn to spell words that have these sounds. 

Cool Blue colours graphemes that make the oo sound blue. He is a blue monster and makes the oo sound. He helps children to learn to spell words that have these sounds.

Brown Owl colours graphemes that make the ow sound blue. She is a brown monster and makes the ow sound. She helps children to learn to spell words that have these sounds.

Yellow I makes the I sound and colours the I graphemes yellow. Here he colours the i-e grapheme yellow.

The ghosts help children to remember the silent letters in words. They colour the silent letters in words white and make no sound. The ‘e’ in ‘have’ and the ‘h’ in ‘when’ make no sound. 

We explain to children that the tricky part of a word makes a different sound to the one that they have been taught. This is because Tricky Witch has cast a spell on the sound they know so well. We colour code these tricky graphemes gold. The ‘o’ is the words ‘come’ and ‘some’ makes an ‘u’ sound.

The ‘a’ in ‘what’ makes an ‘o’ sound and the ‘ai’ in ‘said’ makes an ‘e’ sound. The ‘er’ in ‘were’ is also not phonetic, it makes an ‘ur’ sound.

FAQ

What are Tricky Words?
Tricky words are those words which cannot be sounded out easily. Emergent readers may find them difficult to read as they have not yet learned some of the graphemes in those words.
What are the Phase 4 Tricky Words?
Phase 4 Tricky Words include so, do, out, like, have. when, some, come, what, said and were