Word Detective Pyramid

A worksheet to assist children with pulling apart words into their letters, syllables and sounds/graphemes.

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  • Ideal to use as a literacy group activity.
  • Children use the word detective pyramid to ‘pull-apart’ a word into its letters, syllables and sounds/graphemes.

How to use this resource

  • Print off a worksheet for each child or enlarge a copy to use as a whole class. Alternatively, print and laminate a class set for repetitive use with a removable marker.
  • Ask students to use words from their weekly vocab/theme or spelling lists to complete the pyramid.
  • Encourage the children to relate the sounds/graphemes ‘pulled out’ from each word to the phoneme/grapheme charts.
  • What comes next? – For a challenge, provide students with a more difficult word list or use the sounds/graphemes row for children to find the appropriate grapheme tile and glue the word together using these sound/grapheme tiles and the bottom row as a guide.

Downloads

Word Detective Pyramid - Comic Sans


Word Detective Pyramid - D'Nealian


Word Detective Pyramid - NSW Foundation


Word Detective Pyramid - QLD Beginners


Word Detective Pyramid - SA Beginners


Word Detective Pyramid - Sassoon Infant


Word Detective Pyramid - TAS Beginners


Word Detective Pyramid - Vict. Cursive (WA/NT/VIC)


Word Detective Pyramid - Zaner-Bloser


Word Detective Pyramid (black and white version) - Comic Sans


Word Detective Pyramid (black and white version) - D'Nealian


Word Detective Pyramid (black and white version) - NSW Foundation


Word Detective Pyramid (black and white version) - QLD Beginners


Word Detective Pyramid (black and white version) - SA Beginners


Word Detective Pyramid (black and white version) - Sassoon Infant


Word Detective Pyramid (black and white version) - TAS Beginners


Word Detective Pyramid (black and white version) - Vict. Cursive (WA/NT/VIC)


Word Detective Pyramid (black and white version) - Zaner-Bloser


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