Teaching Phonics

ie words – Phonics Poster


ie Word Wall Poster – FREE download – Ideal for individual literacy plans or the back of the bathroom door.



ie Words

ie Vowel Digraph Poster 

  ie words
Phonics Poster – ie words

ie Words – This phonics poster explores the exceptions to the rule ‘When two vowels go walking the first one does the talking.

ie Word List


How to Download Your Words that have ie in them Phonics Poster:

  1. Add the ie words poster to your Cart using the ‘Add to Cart’ Button. NB You can only get the resources 5 at a time. #longstory
  2. Press the very small ‘View Cart’ Button at the very top right of this page.
  3. Click on the ‘Proceed to Checkout’ Button
  4. Type in your email address to prove you are human 
  5. Press ‘Place Order’ and then scroll down to ‘Order Details’ and click on your resource there. It will open ready to save, print, cut out and laminate.

One Way to Use this Poster:

  1. Students sit in pairs.
  2. Introduces the words with ie in them poster on the website.
  3. Model giving clues for the students to guess e.g. ‘A person who steals in a ________’, ‘Soldiers once used these in battle’. 
  4. Students guess the word and spell it to their partner. 
  5. In pairs the students create clues for their partner to guess.
Another Possible to Use this Poster:
  1. Complete a running record or a student.
  2. If the ie sound appears to be a sound the student needs knowledge on, go to and find & print the ie words poster.
  3. Explore the poster together.
  4. Place the poster in a loose leaf folder to create a book or personal sounds the student needs to work on. 

Yet Another Way You Might Like to Use this Poster

  • Recorded Reading – students record themselves reading the word lists (phone, tablet, PC) and listen to themselves reading the words back. Ask them to identify words they need to practice and what they perceive to be the problem. How will we fix that problem?

Where to Next?

How about some vowel digraph posters or a CVC Phonics Game

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