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.
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?