Long vowel sounds: -o-

    1. As is usual with long vowel sounds, most long -o- sounds
    are written using the magic e.

    (See the magic e page if you're not sure about this)


    See the magic e page if you're not sure about this.

    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
    and gr________.
    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_______.

    Click here for>> the answers
    or a wordsearch on the long o
    or a hangman puzzle on the long o

    Click here for the answers
    or a wordsearch on the long o
    or a hangman puzzle on the long o

    4. Now memorize the focus words and test yourself on them.

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