140+ Y Words, Phrases, Sentences, and Reading Passages

140+ Y Words, Phrases, Sentences, and Reading Passages

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Y Words


Beginning

use

used

yard

yarn

yawn

yawned

yes

yell

yet

yelled

you

you’d

you’ll

your

yours

young

youth

yummy

yolk

year

yam

Middle

kayak

lawyer

loyal

New Year

New York

reuse

reused

royal

yo-yo

Ending

Initial Y by Syllables


2
Syllable

Europe

union

unique

unite

used cars

useful

useless

user

using

Utah

yard sale

yardstick

yearly

yelling

yellow

yoga

yogurt

younger

yo-yo

yummy

3
Syllable

unicorn

unison

united

universe

U.S.A.

usable

usual

utensil

uvula

yesterday

youth football

youthfully

youth hockey

youth soccer

4
Syllable

European

ukulele

unanimous

unicycle

United States

universal

utilities

year end clearance

yellow daisy

yellow jacket

Yellowstone Park

youth basketball

5
Syllable

university

U.S. Post Office

utilization

Yugoslavia

Medial Y by Syllables


2
Syllable

kayak

lawyer

loyal

New Year

New York

reuse

reused

royal

yo-yo

3
Syllable

coyote

Hawaiian

kayaking

loyalty

New Year's Day

New Year's Eve

papaya

reunion

reunite

royalty

thirty yards

Tom Sawyer

tortilla

4
Syllable

employer

Happy New Year

Himalaya

lawyer's office

New York City

New York Harbor

papaya tree

Royal Highness

teriyaki

twenty yard line

5
Syllable


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Initial Y Phrases and Sentences


white unicorn

United States of America

used shoes

orange yam

big yard

yard sale today

yarn basket

big yawn

new year

angry yell

yellow crayon

yes please

quiet yoga

bowl of yogurt

egg yolk

beautiful you

green yo-yo

smells yummy

The princess rode a unicorn.

Their family lives in the United States.

She used her ballet shoes a lot.

We ate a yam with dinner.

I work in my yard a lot.

We are having a yard sale tomorrow.

I have many different colors of yarn.

Driving my car makes me yawn.

It is almost the end of the school year.

We didn't know he could yell that loud.

She colored the sun yellow.

He said "Yes!" after being chosen for the job.

Yoga helps me to calm down.

Can I have a bowl of strawberry yogurt?

Please cook the egg yolk.

I see you in the mirror.

Let me show you a trick with my yo-yo.

She thinks her food smells yummy.

Medial Y Phrases and Sentences


dangerous coyote

Hawaiian girl

wild hyena

dirty junkyard

red kayak

good lawyer

loyal dog

new lumberyard

Happy New Year

New Year's Eve Day

New York City

fresh papaya

happy reunion

glad to reunite

tasty teriyaki

gain thirty yards

flour tortilla

green yo-yo

A coyote can be dangerous.

That girl is Hawaiian.

The hyena is looking for food.

They took our car to the junkyard.

He liked to kayak on the river.

The lawyer has a lot of books.

Dog's are loyal friends.

Pick up our wood at the lumberyard.

Have a Happy New Year.

They are going to have a New Year's Eve party.

Have you been to New York?

He cut the papaya in half.

They took family pictures at the reunion.

She was so glad to reunite with her son.

I made teriyaki chicken for dinner.

They gained thirty yards on the play.

Will you use a corn or flour tortilla?

Let me show you a trick with my yo-yo.

Y Reading Paragraphs


Yo-Yo Pro

Yesterday when Sawyer was with his dad looking at used cars for sale, he saw one of the salesmen playing with a yo-yo. The man was performing a lot of unique tricks while Sawyer watched in amazement. He wanted to learn how do use the yo-yo like that. He asked the salesman how long he had used a yo-yo. The man told him he had practiced since he was eight years old. 

"My first yo-yo was yellow," he recalled. "I bought it at a yard sale with money I made selling homemade yogurt. I had to save up for a few weeks."

The man went on to tell Sawyer how he grew up in Europe and didn't have much money as a child. His father worked for a utility company. He and his younger brother sold yogurt and anything else they could to help make money for their family.

"After I bought my yo-yo and got really good, I started to charge people for lessons. One night my dad yelled at me because he thought it was unusual and a waste of time. When I showed him how much money I made, he apologized and happily said, 'You better keep doing that'," the salesman said.

"Can you teach me how to use the yo-yo?" asked Sawyer, "I think your yo-yo tricks are awesome."

"Yes, I would be happy to show you how to become a young yo-yo master," the man said, "If you really want to perform for others, I'll teach you how to use the yo-yo while riding around on a unicycle."

"Wow! Really?" said Sawyer, "That would be great. When can we start?"

Super Wild Burritos

During their tournament in Yellowstone Park, the youth basketball team stopped to eat at a Mexican restaurant. The restaurant handmade all of their tortillas and tortilla chips. When asked if the teammates wanted a "Super Wild Burrito," the answers were a unanimous, "Yes please!" Only one person said they wanted teriyaki chicken.

When the teammates went to pay for their burrito, the cashier would yell, "Super Wild Burrito going out!" and all the other employees would yell back in unison, "Super Wild Burrito coming at you!" 

It was a fun atmosphere and all of the teammates decided to make coming to the restaurant a yearly tradition.

After eating their burritos the team all yawned. They began to fall asleep on each other, using the shoulder of the person next to them as a pillow.

"We're ready for a nap," they said. 

"Not until we've had dessert," one of the younger team mates said.

The restaurant made a delicious papaya cake that they recommended with their burritos. The team bought enough pieces of papaya cake for everyone to share a piece.

After eating the cake, the team gave the employer and employees a happy "Thank You" and promised to visit next year when they returned to play in the tournament. 




This list of functional words was professionally selected to be the most useful for a child or adult who has difficulty with producing the "Y" sound.

We encourage you to use this list when practicing at home.

Doing home practice will help your child make much faster progress toward correct production.

Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) are only able to see students/clients 30-60 mins (or less) per week.

This is not enough time for your child to overcome an articulation disorder with the "Y" sound. But with high caseloads...

...it's all SLPs can do.

There's only so much time in the day.

Every day that your child goes without practice it becomes more and more difficult to correct an "Y" error because he/she continues to say it incorrectly. 


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We know life is busy, but if you're reading this you're probably someone who cares about helping their loved one as much as you can.

Practice 5-10 minutes whenever you can, but try to do it on a consistent basis (daily).

Please, please, please use this list to practice.

It will be a great benefit to you and your loved one's progress.



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