1st Grade Reading : Phonics

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for 1st Grade Reading

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Phonics

Which word does not belong with the others? 

Hint: Think of long and short vowels. 

Possible Answers:

Sad

Make

Mate 

Rake

Correct answer:

Sad

Explanation:

To help us answer this question, say each of the answer choices aloud to yourself. 

Rake

Make

Mate

Sad

Now, let's look at the vowels in each of the words. 

Rake

Make

Mate

Sad

All of the vowels are the letter a, but do they all sound the same? No, they do not. 

Rake, make, and mate all have a long vowel sound.

Sad has a short vowel sound. Since only one of the words has a short vowel sound, that is the word that does not belong with the others. 

Example Question #2 : Phonics

Which word does not belong with the others? 

Hint: Think of long and short vowels. 

Possible Answers:

Map

Act

Cake

Bat

Correct answer:

Cake

Explanation:

To help us answer this question, say each of the answer choices aloud to yourself. 

Act

Bat

Map

Cake

Now, let's look at the vowels in each of the words. 

Act

Bat

Map

Cake

All of the vowels are the letter a, but do they all sound the same? No, they do not. 

Act, bat, and map all have a short vowel sound. 

Cake has a long vowel sound. Since only one of the words has a long vowel sound, that is the word that does not belong with the others. 

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