Teaching Phonics

sl Words – Phonics Poster


sl Words Phonics Poster – A FREE PRINTABLE phonics resource which focuses on phonemic awareness, auditory discrimination and decoding.


 Words that Start with sl

sl Words Phonics Poster 

sl words

sl Words with Pictures

This sl words for kids poster is a great addition to any reading lesson. It is ideal for sl sound practice or as a student reference at a writing station.

(a sl phonics poster for you to download and print)

sl words list


How to Download Your Words that start with sl Phonics Poster:

  1. Add the sl sound 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. Press the ‘Proceed to Checkout’ Button
  4. Add 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 sl sound Poster:

  1. Students sit in pairs.
  2. Teacher introduces the sl poster on the website and models the onset and rime.
  3. Teacher models giving clues for the students to guess e.g. ‘Opposite of awake _______ ‘, ‘Opposite of fast _______’. 
  4. Students guess the word and spell it to their partner. 
Another Possible to Use this Poster:
  1. Complete a running record or a student.
  2. If the sl sound appears to be a sound the student needs knowledge on, go to and find & print the sl words poster.
  3. Explore the poster together.
  4. Practice decoding the words.
  5. 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?

More Consonant Blend Posters:

cl words, fl words, gl words, pl words,

Where to Next?

How about a Phonics Flip Book or a CVC Phonics Game