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Sound Families Posters

PDF | 41 pages|Grades: F - 3

A set of 41 sound families posters with alternative spelling and examples.

Use these posters to help highlight the different sound families and some of their spelling alternatives.

This poster set includes:

  • oy, oi
  • or, ore, a, aw, au
  • ir, ur, or, er
  • oa, o_e, ow, u
  • i_e, y, igh, I, ie
  • ee, e, ea, y, ey
  • ai, ay, a_e, a
  • e, ea
  • w, wh, u
  • j, g, ge, dge
  • r, rr, wr
  • n, nn, kn
  • m, mm, mb
  • oo, ew, ue, u_e
  • ou, ow
  • k, c, q, ck, x, ch
  • b, bb
  • d, dd
  • f, ff, ph
  • g, gg
  • h
  • l, ll
  • ng, n
  • p, pp
  • s, ss, se, ce, x, c
  • t, tt
  • v, ve
  • y, u
  • z, zz, s, se
  • ch, tch
  • sh, ch, ti, ci
  • th
  • th
  • a
  • i
  • o, a
  • u, o
  • ar, a
  • oo, u
  • eer, ear
  • air, are

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  Victorian Curriculum alignment

  Australian Curriculum alignment

  • ACELA1439

    Recognise and generate rhyming words, alliteration patterns, syllables and sounds (phonemes) in spoken wordsElaborationsrecognising and producing rhyming words when listening to rhyming stories or rhymes, for example ’funny’ and ’money...

  • ACELA1457

    Manipulate phonemes in spoken words by addition, deletion and substitution of initial, medial and final phonemes to generate new words Elaborations  recognising words that start with a given sound, or end with a given sound, or have a given ...

  • ACELA1458

    Use short vowels, common long vowels, consonant digraphs and consonant blends when writing, and blend these to read single syllable wordsElaborationsusing knowledge of letters and sounds to write words with short vowels, for example ‘man’, ...

  • ACELA1459

    Understand that a letter can represent more than one sound and that a syllable must contain a vowel soundElaborationsrecognising that letters can have more than one sound, for example the letter ‘u’ in ‘cut’, ‘put’, â€...

  • ACELA1471

    Understand how to use knowledge of digraphs, long vowels, blends and silent letters to spell one and two syllable words including some compound wordsElaborationsusing knowledge of known words to spell unknown words, for example using the word ‘...

  • ACELA1485

    Understand how to use letter-sound relationships and less common letter patterns to spell wordsElaborationsusing sound and visual spelling strategies to explore less common letter patterns after a short vowel, for example words that end in ‘dge...

  • ACELA1779

    Understand how to use knowledge of letter patterns including double letters, spelling generalisations, morphemic word families, common prefixes and suffixes and word origins to spell more complex wordsElaborationsapplying generalisations for adding a...

  • ACELY1659

    Read decodable and predictable texts using developing phrasing, fluency, contextual, semantic, grammatical and phonic knowledge and emerging text processing strategies, for example prediction, monitoring meaning and re-readingElaborationsusing contex...

  • ACELY1669

    Read less predictable texts with phrasing and fluency by combining contextual, semantic, grammatical and phonic knowledge using text processing strategies, for example monitoring meaning, predicting, rereading and self-correctingElaborationsusing pri...

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Stephanie Took

Yes, it would be great to have these in NSW Foundation font! Particularly for the letter a.

Stephanie Took · Mar 2nd, 2021

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Paul (Teach Starter) · Mar 3rd, 2021


Any chance the words could be placed next to the corresponding pictures? It would be easier for early years kids to identify the correct sounds they need. Thanks!

Abbey · Sep 14th, 2017

Mikayla Quartermaine

Hi there 🙂 Is it possible to download these in NSW Foundation font? Thank you.

Mikayla Quartermaine · Dec 7th, 2016

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