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Tricky Words

Tricky words


Tricky words are not decodable using phonics alone as they have spellings that do not show grapheme-phoneme correspondence. They are called common exception words.

Letters and Sounds sets out high-frequency words (including tricky words) to be taught within each phase.

Ways to Learn Tricky Words

Tricky Words Phases 2, 3 and 4

Tricky Word Mat Phase 2, 3 and 4

Tricky Word Songs 

Tricky Words and Sight Words Song Phase 2

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Phase 3 Tricky Words Song Say Hello To

Phase 4 Tricky Words Song Sight Words Song for said, have, like, come, some, what, when

Tricky Word Games/Activities

Tricky Word Splat

Tricky Word Splat 2

Tricky Word Splat 3

Fastest Finger Game

Fastest Finger Game 2

Tricky Word Bingo Game