Long vowel sounds: -o-1. As is usual with long vowel sounds, most long -o- sounds
are written using the magic e.
For example: lonely coke rodent stove
Underline the o-e pattern in each of the following words.
The first two are done for you.
slope poker telephone dozed stolen homework stonemason
2. But -oa- and -ow- also make the long o sound.
-oa- is usually found in the middle of a word and
the long o right at the end of a word is nearly always -ow.
Write the correct letters in the following words:
elb___, fl___t, r___dworks, borr___, c___stguard,
narr___, g___lscorer, f___ming, foll___, kn___.
3. Try to guess the following words which use -oa- or -ow
for the long o sound.
Robin Hood used a b__ and ______ .
I b______ ed some money from my Dad..
Sw______ the pill. You kn___ it will make you feel better.
What a misery Sam is. He's always m___ning
In alphabetical order, l___f is bel___ l___d.
Foll___ that truck as far as the narr___ bridge.
Molly lives inland but Sarah lives at the c_______. 4. Now memorize the focus words and test yourself on them.