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FREE Printable oi and oy Sound Words Phonics Activity

Help kids practice spelling oi and oy words with this fun, engaging phonics activity! In this vowel teams activities, children will add the vowels to may oy words and oi phonics words. Simply print the free printable oi sounds words and you are ready to play and learn with first grade students. Help kids practice spelling oi and oy words with this fun, engaging phonics activity! In this vowel teams activities, children will add the vowels to may oy words and oi phonics words. Simply print the free printable oi sounds words and you are ready to play and learn with first grade students.

oi and oy words

Vowel teams, two vowels that are together in a word that make a long sound or different sound, are hard. There are so many of them and numerous rules. Some make the long wounds. Others make totally different sounds. You will find that some vowel teams can be used at the beginning of words, while others can only be found at the end. As my little girl is working through these sounds, we have needed lots of extra practice. I’m constantly looking for new ideas to help her practice reading the new sounds, and practice spelling with all the rules with grade 1 students.

For the last few weeks, we have been working on the “oi” sound. After learning both spellings and their rules, I decided an easy activity to practice spelling and reading was needed. And so these simple word cards to practice spelling oi and oy words came in handy.

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Start by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >>_____<<. The oi and oy vowel team pdf file will open in a new window for you to save your freebie.

oi Phonics Words

With just a little bit of cutting, this activity will be ready for multiple uses.

  1. First, print the words you want to use on card stock paper.
  2. Next, cut out the word cards and the “oy” and “oi” circles.
  3. Now you are ready for your little one to practice spelling oy and oi words.

cowboy, toilet and broil

oi sound words

So what is the rule for spelling oy and oi words?

Let’s tackle the “oi” first. This vowel team is generally found in the middle of words or at the beginning. Think about the word oil as an example of seeing “oi” at the beginning. Words like soil, coin and moist are great examples of this. It is also important to note that you can see it in the middle of syllables too. Toilet is a two-syllable word. Toil is the first syllable and you can see the oil sitting proudly right in the middle.

Obviously, if “oi” is found in the middle of the word, then you will find oy at the end of the word. Toy, soy, and joy are great examples of this.

oy sound words

But once again, syllabe breaks are very important. Look at the word oyster. At first glance, you may think this is a rule breaker. But it isn’t. Let’s break it into syllables. oy/ster. The oy is standing alone or is at the end of the syllable. This is why we use the oy.

Check out loyal. Once again the oy is at the end of the syllable. (Loy/al)

As your little one reads the words and figures out wether to use the “oy” or the “oi” they get to practice using this rule and reading this fun vowel team.

These free 'ow' sliders are a great way to practice reading words with the ow sound like cow and brown. I love sliders to quickly work on certain sounds. It allows kindergarten and first graders to quickly practice phonics ow wordsb over and over again. And so as we continue to work on vowel teams, I made some sliders to help her work on the phonics ow sound. Simply print vowel printables and you are ready to work on reading and spelling skills. Practice reading "ou" words with this fun Race to the Top game. This fun phonics game for first graders is a great way to practice the ou phonic sound with an engaging activity that will appeal to grade 1 students. To play this ou words game, simply print the pages, grab a do a dot marker, and you are ready to play and learn! This fun spelling long o activity is a great way to help first graders improve their phonics skills to improve reading and speling. This activity focuses on long o words with oe and oa spelling of the long o sound. Simply print the fun long vowel activity that focuses on oe words phonics and oa words phonics. If you are working on the oa phonic sound with your kindergarten and first grade students, you will love these oa phonics games! This oa sound games uses free printable vowel team puzzles to make learning fun! Simply print the phonic sound oa printable and you are ready to play and learn about vowel teams!

Long o Vowel Teams

Vowel Puzzles FREE Missing Vowels Clip Cards - Help kids fill in the missing letters and practice phonics with Missing Vowels Clip Cards - a fun, hands-on learning activity for prek & kindergartners. These super cute sliders are a fun, effecitve way for first grade and 2nd grade students to learn irregular vowels. Children will have fun with this clever irregular verb activity and parents will love all the irregular verbs practice. Simply print pdf file with irregular verb game and you are ready to play and learn long o followed by ld, lt, and st as well as long o followed by nd and ld.

Vowels Printables

looking for more fun vowel activities and resources to make learning to read and spell words fun? Check these out!

Blends Transportation word family sliders  If your child is working on words ending with ng, you will love this fun ng phonic sound game! Instead of bouring ng words worksheet, make learning phonics skills FUN with this rhyming game featuring ng words. Use this ng sound words with first grade and 2nd graders. Simply download pdf file with word with ng sound and you are ready to play and learn with a free printable rhyming game! FREE TH Worksheets - kids will have fun leanring to read th words in a sentece with this FREE printable for kindergarten, first grade students #thwords #firstgrade #kindergarten Consonant blends puzzles

Blends Activities

Looking for more blends activities for young learners? You will love these resources:


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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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