Long vowel sound ‘o’ – oa ow

Long vowel sound ‘o’ – oa ow

In this post, I will be sharing 3 free sets of 18 worksheets for words with oa and ow sound.

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 for long vowel o words. 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 the 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 words.

short vowel         long vowel

rod                         road

crock                     croak

on                          own

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

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



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

 

Let’s discuss the worksheets.

 

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 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 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 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 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 puzzles 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.

 

long o words special education flashcards for oa and ow words

 



 

Do check my long o flashcards pack to practice reading words with the oa and ow sound.

 

 

oa words long vowel o worksheets for kindergarten and first grade

oa words worksheet pack



 

Click on the above image to download the PDF file for ‘oa words’ Pack.

 

ow words long vowel o worksheets for kindergarten and first grade

ow words worksheet pack

 



 

Click on the above image to download the PDF file for ‘ow words’ Pack.

 

 

oa ow words list worksheet for kindergarten and first grade

 



 

The third pack that I will be sharing today is for oa and ow words together. Read the long vowel o sound words in the above worksheet and highlight the oa and ow sound.

 

 

oa ow word sort worksheet for kindergarten and first grade

 



Cut the letter tiles and paste them in the correct box.

 

oa ow words with pictures worksheet for kindergarten and first grade

 



 

Above is a long vowel sound o picture sort worksheet. Read the words and paste the pictures in the correct block.

 

 

oa ow words phonics worksheet for kindergarten and first grade

 



 

Complete the above long o sound words by adding oa or ow to them.

 

oa ow phonics worksheet for kindergarten and first grade

 



 

Read the long vowel o words in the word bank. Identify the pictures and write the correct word in the blocks.

 

oa ow sentences worksheet for kindergarten and first grade

 



 

The last is a sentences worksheet. Cut the picture tiles and read the words. Highlight the oa and ow words in each sentence. Paste the correct picture in the block.

 

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

 

Click on the above image to download the PDF file for ‘oa and ow words’ Pack.