Mr Brown Can MOO! How about you?

You know ‘Mr Brown Can Moo’ by Dr Seuss?’ There are so many cool OO sounds in this story!

The OO spelling

Mr Brown can MOO

How about you?

He can go like an owl HOO, HOO, HOO!

He can go like a train – CHOO, CHOO, CHOO!

He can go like a rooster – COCK-A-DOODLE-DOO!

The EW and UE spelling (Long ‘u’ sound)

Mr Brown’s NEPHEW

Is a TRUE, BLUE Australian,

He likes steak and kidney STEW.

EW! Not me…

It’s much too hard to CHEW!

Mr Brown’s cousin,

GLUES SCREWS to his ROOF!

What a silly duffer

He hasn’t got a CLUE!

Write a jingle with OO, EW and UE, or any of the long vowel OO (‘u’) spelling patterns

Send it to Sound Owl by the 30th November under COMMENTS.

In November we’ll talk about the 3 more ‘u’ spelling patterns:

OU, U-E and UE

Bye you!
Sound Owl

 

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Welcome Owls and Owlets!

I’m sure, it’s no surprise to you that phonemic awareness is the foundation for reading and writing success in young readers. However, for struggling readers, or those with special needs learning about the SOUNDS, GRAPHEMES and the various SPELLING PATTERNS can take years to master! There are 45 sounds and hundreds of ways to spell them…

Never fear, Sound Owl is here!

The Oo is a VOWEL DIGRAPH – A DIGRAPH is TWO LETTERS with ONE sound.

FUN FACT!

There are over SIX common ways to spell the LONG VOWEL ‘Oo? (See resource below)

OO     EW     UE     UI      OU     U_E

Today, we’re going to learn about THREE spelling patterns

OO, UE, and EW (Long ‘u’ sound)

Let’s take a look at the amusing VOWEL OO
FIND the different spelling patterns in the verse.

This is the story of the ‘Oo’
It’s an amusing sound for all of ‘you.’
Like the huge red rock named ‘Uluru’
Which is spelt with a ‘u’ and not an ‘Oo’
Think of a colour that ends in ‘ue’
And chew must be eaten with an ‘ew’
Are you confused about the ‘Oo?’
Well never mind here’s a ‘clue.’

How many ‘Oo’ spelling patterns can you find?

My-Oo-Family-Sound-Strip

 

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