Long vowels are used to refer to the vowel sounds whose pronunciation is the same as its letter name. Long vowel sounds are also called ‘alphabet sounds.’
Let’s take an example to understand the difference between short vowel and long vowel ‘o.’ Hear the sound of the vowel ‘o’ in the word cot. It is the short vowel sound /o/.
Now hear the sound of ‘oa’ in the word coat. It makes the alphabet sound of alphabet ‘o.’
Hear the sound of vowel ‘o’ in orange. Now hear the sound of ‘ow’ in slow. Orange has the short vowel ‘o’ sound and slow has the long vowel ‘o’ sound.
I have a detailed pack of practice worksheets for ‘Long vowel o – oa and ow.’ You can download it from my blog.
For this post, I have created flashcards for oa and ow words.
These flashcards can also be used with dyslexic children to practice reading oa and ow words. These flashcards can add fun to your lessons. They can be used for a number of activities. These flashcards can also be used when revisiting the sounds.
So, there are 16 A4 sheets in all. Eight sheets are with oa and ow words written in black. The next eight sheets have similar pictures and words but I have highlighted the oa and ow in each word so it is easier for kids to read. You can decide which ones to print depending on how comfortable your kids are.
There are 6 cards on each of the 16 A4 sheets. You will need to print these sheets and cut them into cards. Print these picture cards on card stock and laminate them for durability.
Sort the words and write them in the above worksheet.
Please note that sheet number 3-10 have oa and ow words written in black. Sheet number 11-18 have the SAME words where the oa and ow is highlighted in a different colour. So, either print sheet number 3-10 or 11-18.
These flashcards will also enhance your child’s vocabulary. Do use these words in sentences so children can understand the meanings of the words.
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