Long vowel sound ‘o’ – oa ow

What are long vowels?

Long vowel is used to refer to the vowel sounds whose pronunciation is the same as its letter name.

Long vowel sounds are also called ‘alphabet sounds.’ They are called long vowel sounds because we hold them longer than short vowel sounds. But long vowels are not a longer version of short vowels. Long and short vowel sounds are completely different from each other.

Let’s take an example. Hear the sound of the vowel ‘o’ in the word ‘bot.’ It is the short vowel sound /o/.

Now hear the sound of ‘oa’ in the word boat. It makes the alphabet sound of alphabet ‘o.’

Both sounds are completely different from each other. If you stretch the ‘o’ in bot, you do not get the ‘oa’ in boat.

Hear the sound of vowel ‘o’ in ‘on.’ Now hear the sound of ‘ow’ in ‘own.’ On has the short vowel ‘o’ sound and ‘own’ has the long vowel ‘o’ sound.

Let me share a few more examples of short vowel o and long vowel o ‘oa ow words’

short vowel         long vowel

rod                         road

crock                     croak

on                          own

Today, we shall be discussing two vowel combinations which make the same long vowel sound /o/.

Long vowel sound /o/ is the sound that the alphabet ‘o’ makes.

The vowel combinations are ‘oa’ and ‘ow’.

oa ow anchor chart for long vowel o for kindergarten and first grade

Long vowel ‘o’ anchor chart

You can download the above anchor chart by clicking on the image above.

Let’s discuss the oa ow words worksheet Packs.

long vowel oa words worksheet for long vowel o for kindergarten and first grade

Read the oa words and highlight the oa sound.

long vowel ow words list for kindergarten and first grade

Read the ow words and highlight the ow sound.

long vowel oa words picture sort worksheet for kindergarten and first grade

Picture sort worksheet for oa words. Read the oa words and highlight the oa sound. Cut and paste the pictures under the correct word.

 

long vowel ow words picture sort worksheet for kindergarten and first grade

Picture sort worksheet for ow words. Read the ow words and highlight the ow sound. Cut and paste the pictures under the correct word.

long vowel ow sound words picture sort worksheet for kindergarten and first grade

Write the oa sound in the blanks and read the words.

long vowel ow words worksheet for kindergarten and first grade

Write the ow sound in the blanks and read the words.

long vowel ow words write worksheet for kindergarten and first grade

Read the oa words in the word bank. Identify the pictures and write the oa words.

long vowel ow word bank worksheet for long vowel o for kindergarten and first grade

Read the ow words in the word bank. Identify the pictures and write the ow words.

long vowel oa word sentences worksheet for long vowel o for kindergarten and first grade

Complete the sentences by picking the correct oa word.

long vowel ow words sentences worksheet for kindergarten and first grade

Complete the sentences by picking the correct ow word.

long vowel oa words cut paste worksheet for kindergarten and first grade

 

long vowel ow words cut paste worksheet for kindergarten and first grade

There are six puzzles in each of the oa ow words worksheet. Cut the squares and you will have the six puzzles. Now cut along the dotted lines and have the child make the picture and read the word. Paste it in the notebook and write a sentence using the word. Colour the picture.

 

oa words long vowel o worksheets for kindergarten and first grade

oa words worksheet Pack

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ow words long vowel o worksheets for kindergarten and first grade

ow words worksheet Pack

The ‘ow words’ pack is a subscriber freebie.

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For more long vowel worksheets and resources, check this space.

I hope you find these resources useful.

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4 Responses

  1. Rosario Méndez says:

    Thanks a lot!! Love your worksheets…

  2. CHLOE REGUALOS says:

    hi! I can’t download the long vowel e’ sound and long vowel o’ thank you if you give it to me god bless

  1. 3rd March 2020

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