Teaching Phonics

y says e – Phonics Poster


Y says e Phonics Poster – A FREE PRINTABLE phonics resource which focuses on phonemic awareness, auditory discrimination and decoding Practice.


y says e Words

Phonics Poster –  y says e

y says e word list

y says e word list


How to Download Your y says e Words Phonics Poster:

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One Way to Use this Poster:

  1. Students sit in pairs.
  2. Introduce the y says e poster on the website and models decoding the words
  3. Teacher models giving clues for the students to guess e.g. ‘Clowns can be _______ ‘, ‘I like to fly my kind on _______ days’. 
  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 y says e sound appears to be a sound the student needs knowledge on, go to and find & print the y says e 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 a Bossy E Phonics Puzzle or a CVC Phonics Game