Phase 3 phonics sounds: “ear” sound jolly phonics

ear sound jolly phonics

How to teach ear sound:

We are going to teach kids the ear sound through 6 steps. Each step will add a lot of fun and liveliness to the learning time. Let’s see together:

1. sound ear story:

An old wise owl with a long beard gathered all animals and talked in a deep voice about a competition to know which animal is so smart and neat. all the animals cheered and were excited to participate in the competition. The owl said four words, only two have the same sound “big, small, gear and ear”. All the animals thought fast to get the answer. “I know…” said the sheep, and all the other animals had to clap for how smart is he. The sound is!!!!

2. ear sound jolly phonics pronunciation:

  • Pull the lips to the sides and you get the sound ee.
  • Relax the tongue down and bring the tip of the tongue up to make the light “rrr”.
  • Round your lips a little bit at the end of the “rrr” sound.
  • Don’t blend the “ee” and “rrr” together as they will sound like “er” in teacher.

3. jolly phonics digraph ear dictation:

walk with your kid step by step on his notebook to write the following trigraph. Show him the gif below and motivate him to imitate it.

4. ear sound trigraph tracing worksheet:

Here’s the trigraph “ear” tracing worksheet to practice:

ear sound jolly phonics

5. Jolly phonics sound ear – blending exercise:

Use our phonics phase 2 and phase 3 flashcards to practice some pronunciation activities with your kid: 

  • First level: Make combinations of the flashcards below and let the child recognize which letters are making the sound “ear”.
  • Advanced level: Let the child assemble the words below by himself. keep telling him the pronunciation of the word until he can make the combination alone. 

The word the kid should make here is “near”.

Try other words too…

jolly phonics sound ear – words dictation:

Write on the board or on a piece of paper the following table of graphemes. Give the kid some oral words that can only be combined with available graphemes in the table. See how your kid will be able to form a word from.


The teacher/parent here may say :


Now the kid has to know how to form the latter word from the table using his listening skills and his knowledge of blending.

after the teacher/parent pronounce the word the kid should arrange the word following the pronunciation he heard

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