Teaching Phonics

wh words – Phonics Poster


A FREE PRINTABLE phonics poster which focuses on auditory discrimination for the beginning sound wh.



wh words –  wh sound 

Phonics Poster with wh

wh sound

wh sound – Phonics Poster


(words with wh phonics poster for you to DOWNLOAD and PRINT)

Words starting with wh List


How to Download Your wh Words Phonics Poster:

  1. Add the wh sound poster to your Cart using the ‘Add to Cart’ Button. NB You can only get the resources 5 at a time. #longstory
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  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. Teacher introduces the wh poster on the website and models the onset and rime.
  3. Teacher models giving clues for the students to guess e.g. ‘You can find these on a cat’s face _______ ‘, ‘The largest animal in the world _______ ‘. etc
  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 wh sound appears to be a sound the student needs knowledge on, go to and find & print the wh words poster.
  3. Explore the poster together.
  4. Practice decoding the words with the wh sound.
  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?

Where to Next?

How about some FREE Capital Letters Posters Poster or a CVC Phonics Game

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