If your students on working on reading or spelling long o sound words, you will love these free printable clip cards to practice! Simply print the o vowel words activity to practice identifying long vowel o teams – ow, oe, & oa. This o words phonics actiivities are perfect for kindergarten and first grade students.
o Vowel Words
There are three main long o vowel teams, and these long o clip cards will help your students practice when to use them. As we continue our reading adventures, we are focusing on vowel teams. And seriously, learning to spell these guys can be quite a challenge. Often, there are numerous ways to spell one sound, and the long o vowel teams aren’t an exception. But thankfully there are a few generalizations that we can use to help our little ones know how to spell these words. And that is what these long o clip cards are designed to do.
Long vowel o
Long O without a Vowel Team
Before we jump into the vowel teams that make the long o sound, it may be helpful to know that there are two other common ways to make the long o sound. Normally, these ways are introduced before jumping into vowel teams. But I find it advantageous to review these ways before we introduce this new concept.
- The first way to make a long o is with the magic e or VCe syllable. Simply put this is when a silent is e is added to a word, and the vowel makes the long sound.
- hop become hope
- rob becomes robe
- Or we can see it used in multi-syllable words like wardrobe and develop.
2. The second way is with an open door syllable. This means that when a syllable ends with a vowel, the vowel will make the long vowel sound.
Long O Vowel Teams
Now we jump to our vowel teams. A vowel team is when two vowels come together to make one sound. Sometimes they make a long vowel sound, and other times they make a totally different sound. Think about “oy” in joy and the “oi” in soil. But for today we are going to look at three vowel teams that make the long o sound.
- First is the oa. These two letters are going to be used at the beginning or middle of the word. You will not use these two letters at the end of the word.
2. Next, we introduce the ow vowel team. The “ow” vowel team is normally used at the end of words. But it does have an exception. If the word is an irregular past tense verb with the letter n, you also use ow.
3. Finally, we get to the “oe”. It is the least common way to make the long o sound, but it is used. The generalization for this vowel team is that it is normally found at the end of a three or four-letter word, or used in a compound word.
o Words Phonics
Once our children understand these rules, it is time to practice them. And these long o clip cards are an easy way to do this.
- First, have the child read the word or use the picture to say the word. (The blanks will always make the long o sound.
- Next, have them choose which vowel team they should use. If they struggle with this, go back over the rules by asking questions:
- Is the long o at the beginning or middle of the word?
- Is the word three or four letters or part of a compound word?
- Is the long o at the end of the word??
- Then have the children place a clothespin on the correct vowel team. You could also have the cards laminated and have the students write in the correct vowel team.
It is that easy to work on these long o vowel teams!!!
Long o Vowel Teams
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Long vowel sounds worksheets
Looking for more practice with the long a sound? Check out these free printables:
- Dot Marker Long a sound Worksheets
- PrintableLong Ai Words Game
- Long a Words Clip Cards
- Spelling Long A Sound Words Worksheet
- Identifying long and short vowel sounds worksheets pdf
looking for more fun vowel activities and resources to make learning to read and spell words fun? Check these out!
- Missing Vowels Clip Cards are a fun way for kindergartners and first grade students to practice adding in the missing vowel sounds
- Practice adding short and long vowels to word with these no-prep Vowels Worksheets
- Practice matching vowels sounds to clipart with these puzzles featuring Kindergarten Vowels
- Make practicing FUN with this cute short vowel games or use this long vowel games
- Grab these super cute CVC word puzzles free printable
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- Cut and Paste short i words mini book
- Short i words Printable sight word reader for kids to practice reading short i words
- Cute Bunny Short i words puzzles are a fun way for kids to practice listening for the short i sound in words this spring!
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- Cut and paste short u cvc words printable book for practicing adding the u vowel
- Printable vowel activities for kindergarten
- See all our Vowels activities here
Long o Sound words
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