250+ Z Words, Phrases, Sentences, and Reading Passages

250+ Z Words, Phrases, Sentences, and Reading Passages

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Z Words


Beginning

zoo

zebra

zero

zoom

zebra fish

zucchini

zap

zippy

zing

zinc

Zoe

zinnia

Zelda

zookeeper

zigzag

zipper

zip code

Zorro

zeppelin

Zach

zapped

zillion

zone

zombie

zany

Middle

present

music

puzzle

poison

blizzard

cheesecake

cousin

desert

wizard

lizard

noisy

fuzzy

Thursday

lazy

magazine

raisin

scissors

razor

laser

closet

daisy

dozen

dessert

freezer

busy

Ending

cheese

please

freeze

boys

knees

nose

hose

rose

babies

dogs

cookies

fingers

flowers

sunrise

bees

sneeze

pigs

keys

legs

bugs

prize

bananas

tease

bears

exercise

Initial Z by Syllables


2 Syllable

zany

zealous

zebra

Zelda

zero

zigzag

zillion

zip code

zipper

zipping

zombie

zoning

zooming

zoom lens

zoot suit

Zorro

3 Syllable

xylophone

Zambia

zebra fish

zeppelin

zero hour

zeroing

zestfully

zigzagging

zucchini

4 Syllable

Zacharias

zoning permit

zoography

zoologist

zoology

5 Syllable

Medial Z by Syllables


2 Syllable

blizzard

Brazil

breezy

busy

buzzing

closet

clumsy

desert

dozen

easy

freezer

husband

lizard

pheasant

present

puzzle

scissors

season

Thursday

Wednesday

3 Syllable

amazing

amusing

bulldozer

deposit

disaster

easily

horizon

incisor

magazine

Missouri

museum

musical

musician

newspaper

New Zealand

observing

president

raspberry

refusal

visitor

4 Syllable

advertising

appetizer

desirable

diesel engine

divisible

fertilizer

gymnasium

horizontal

imprisonment

invisible

miserable

observation

poison ivy

reservation

supervisor

5 Syllable

cosmopolitan

desirableness

dramatization

Louisiana

observatory

organization

Final Z by Syllables


2 Syllable

always

amaze

amuse

applause

arrows

babies

because

blue cheese

blue skies

Chinese

commas

confuse

cookies

dress shoes

excuse

fire hose

glasses

pillows

stories

tacos

3 Syllable

advertise

bananas

challenges

cheddar cheese

compromise

downhill skis

emphasize

exercise

garden hose

Japanese

marshmallows

memorize

organize

potatoes

second prize

stereos

sunglasses

sympathize

tomatoes

water skis

4 Syllable

alphabetize

apologize

basketball shoes

cross-country skis

familiarize

generalize

internalize

loganberries

musical chairs

secretaries

societies

5 Syllable


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Initial Z Phrases and Sentences


Zach sits

zany girls

electric zap

wild zebra

number zero

zigzag sidewalk

a zillion stars

zinc pill

taste of zing

pink zinnia

California zip code

metal zipper

girl named Zoe

no parking zone

day at the zoo

zoom lens

Zorro costume

fresh zucchini

Zach sits on the grass.

They are acting zany.

You will zap yourself if you touch the wire.

We saw a zebra in the jungle.

Our address has a zero in it.

The paths zigzag down the hill.

There are a zillion stars in the universe.

The doctor recommended zinc for her cold.

The lemon made her mouth zing.

The zinnia is a beautiful flower.

Don't forget to write the zip code.

Pull on the zipper to open your suitcase.

Zoe likes to read at home.

That is a no parking zone sign.

We're going to the zoo on Saturday.

Zoom in with the camera.

He is wearing a Zorro costume.

We grow zucchini in our garden.

Medial Z Phrases and Sentences


snow blizzard

busy morning

cheesecake slice

big closet

fresh daisy

dry desert

dessert tray

fuzzy slippers

lazy day

green lizard

sheet music

nice present

puzzle pieces

scoop of raisins

sharp razor

sharp scissors

Thursday night

Wednesday afternoon

The blizzard lasted for three days.

She was always busy in the morning.

He got the first slice of cheesecake.

No one has a bigger closet in the house.

I want to pick the daisy.

The desert was dry.

I couldn't decide on a dessert.

She left her fuzzy slippers on the couch.

He decided to be lazy today.

The lizard moves fast.

This looks like hard music to play.

He has a small present.

They worked on the puzzle together.

I want raisins in my cereal.

He uses a razor to shave.

Don't run with scissors.

The party is on Thursday night.

We are having lunch on Wednesday afternoon.

Final Z Phrases and Sentences


baked beans

worker bees

say cheese

fresh cookies

two dogs

exercise outside

babies fingers

potted flowers

wear glasses

garden hose

car keys

grab knees

small nose

soft pillows

say please

win the prize

going to sneeze

three tacos

They served beans at the picnic.

The worker bees make honeycombs.

Melt the cheese and we can dip chips in it.

He likes his cookies fresh.

They own two dogs.

They decided to exercise outside.

The baby's fingers were so tiny.

The potted flowers were colorful.

His glasses helped him see.

Use the hose to wash your car.

Don't lose your keys.

She is holding her knees.

She is pointing to her nose.

That is a big stack of pillows.

It is polite to say please.

He won the prize.

Allergies made him sneeze a lot.

He ordered a plate of tacos.

Z Reading Paragraphs


Flowers Galore

Zach went over to Zoe's house on Thursday. She was outside with the hose. Her house had tons of flowers around it. There must have been a zillion. It was so beautiful that Zach thought she deserved a prize for the most beautiful flower garden ever!

Zoe took Zach around each of the flower beds and told him what the flowers were called. He didn't sneeze once. His favorites were the zinnias. They felt so soft on his fingers when he touched them and, besides that, zinnias were the coolest name. Any words that started with a Z like "Zach" were the coolest.

Zoe asked him if we wanted to help water the flowers. He took the hose and began watering. When he got over to the zinnias they were surrounded by bees. Zach had zero love for bees, so he dropped the hose and ran as fast as he could. He zigged and zagged, but there was still one bee zooming after him. Zach yelled, "Please, please, please don't sting me!" Just in time, Zoe zoomed in with her fly swatter and zapped that bee to the ground.

Zoe shrugged her shoulders and said, "You want to go in and have some cookies?" Zach nodded and said, "Yes please!"

Zorro's Treasure

There once was a lizard name Zorro. He used to live all alone in the desert, but now he lived in the park with a few other lizard families.

He was an unusual lizard because he loved to collect human things. Zorro even had his days planned out so he could be productive and find lots of things.

Monday was his lazy day. You could say it was his day for "picking daisies."

Tuesday was his exercise day. He used his human items and lifted them as weights so he would be the strongest lizard. He never wanted to find something he couldn't carry back to his cave. He would be doomed!

Wednesdays, he searched for food. He would find little beans, bits of cheese, and lost raisins. Sometimes he found broken cookies and colorful candies. One time he even found a whole slice of cheesecake. He had to be "Zorro" strong that day to lift the Tupperware off so he could eat it. 

Thursdays, he got "in the zone" and hunted for treasure. So far, his collection consisted of lost keys, broken glasses, missing puzzle pieces, rusty scissors, buttons, and a men's razor. His prized possession was a soft, nameless, fuzzy thing he used as a pillow. It made his nights so relaxing and wonderful!

Friday was his washing day. He would sing music all day long and wash his new found treasures.

On Saturdays, he opened his cave and let the other lizards in to look at his prizes. It was zero cost to enter, but if they wanted to eat some of his food, they had to bring him a treasure to keep. Those were his best deals!

His week ended with Sunday. He would pick fresh flowers, eat dessert, and do a puzzle. He loved to think about how he did not miss the desert at all! You could say he was one zany lizard!

The Zillion Blizzard

Zander was in the kitchen with his sister Zaria. She was making a present for him. 

On the counter was the blender, raspberry juice, refried beans, cheddar cheese, pretzels, leftover tacos, raisins, crackers, zucchini, and several seasonings. Zaria began dumping things in the blender.

First she put in the beans, cheese, and pretzels and mashed them down with a spoon. Next she put in the tacos, raisins, and crackers. Then she let the blender zing for about 10 seconds. Zaria cut up the zucchini with scissors and dropped it in too. Then she said, "Hand me those seasonings!" so Zander did. She sprinkled them in a crazy zig zag pattern over the top of the blender and Zander sneezed the biggest sneeze of his life!

Zaria looked up with a crazy look on her face and said, "Sorry Zander, but I know you are going to love this blizzard! It's called the Zillion - because you can put a zillion things in it and it's still to die for!"

She poured the raspberry juice in until it reached the top and the blender zinged again. "It needs one more thing," she said.

She took a frozen slice of cheesecake out of the freezer and put it in the blender. It zinged again and Zaria poured the mixture into a glass. Then she held it out for Zander.

Zander held it up to his nose and sneezed again. He did not want to drink it, but Zaria wanted him to so bad that she said please about a zillion times. He did not want her to be sad so he plugged his nose and took a drink. First he tasted the refried beans, then the raisins, and then everything else followed.

The Zillion blizzard was the perfect name for it because it felt like there was a horrible blizzard going on in his stomach. He was about to hurl so he zoomed to the bathroom. He leaned over the toilet and thought, "My sister is right. This is to die for!"




This list of functional words was professionally selected to be the most useful for a child or adult who has difficulty with producing the "Z" 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 "Z" 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 "Z" error because he/she continues to say it incorrectly. 


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