Teaching Phonics

squ Words – Phonics Poster


squ Words – A FREE PRINTABLE phonics sound poster which focuses on auditory discrimination for the beginning sound squ.


squ Words

squ words Phonics Poster

Ideal for Exploring Onset and Rime, Auditory Discrimination  & the Trigraph squ

Squ words

squ Word List


How to Download Your squ Sound Phonics Poster:

  1. Add the squ words poster to your Cart using the ‘Add to Cart’ Button. NB You can only get the resources 2 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. Introduces the squ poster on the website and models the onset and rime.
  3. Model giving clues for the students to guess e.g. ‘I’m thinking of an animal…’, ‘You do this with your eyes when the light is too bright ‘. 
  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 squ sound appears to be a sound the student needs knowledge on, go to and find & print the squ words poster.
  3. Explore the poster together.
  4. Practice the onset & rime.
  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 phonics play dough mats or a CVC Phonics Game

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