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 a 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 the 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 words with long vowel oa and ow.
These flashcards can also be used with dyslexic children to practice reading words with the long vowel oa and ow. 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.
boat oak goat road
loaf toad coal coat
foal goal foam goal
oath oats moat soap
float croak toast coach
bloat roast coast throat
So, there are 48 flashcards in all – twelve letter paper format sheets with 4 flashcards on each sheet. There are 24 oa words and 24 ow words. The oa and ow in each word have been highlighted so it is easier for children to read.
show glow crow blow
tow row sow low
mow grow bow bowl
arrow elbow flow snow
throw follow yellow willow
hollow window pillow shadow
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.
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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