Teaching Phonics

Silent u words – Poster


Silent U Words Spelling Poster – A FREE PRINTABLE spelling resource. 


Words with Silent u 

Silent u Spelling Poster 

silent u words

Words with Silent u


How to Download Your Silent u Words Poster:

  1. Add the Silent u words poster to your Cart using the ‘Add to Cart’ Button. NB You can only get the resources 2 at a time. #longstory
  2. Press the very small ‘View Cart’ Button at the very top right of this page.
  3. Hit the ‘Proceed to Checkout’ Button
  4. Add your email address to prove you are human 
  5. Press ‘Place Order’ 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. Teacher introduces the Silent u poster on the website and models decoding the words.
  3. Model clues for the students to guess e.g. ‘A sweet food _______ ‘, ‘A musical instrument _______ ‘. 
  4. Guess the word and spell it to their partner. 
Another Possible to Use this Poster:
  1. Explore the poster together.
  2. Practice decoding and reading the words.
  3. Place the poster in a loose leaf folder to create a class book.
  4. Student take the class book home to share with their parents and siblings
  5. Read the class book to ‘buddies’ i.e. Students from higher grades take the book to students of other grades and explore it with them.

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 a long u words poster or a CVC Phonics Game