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
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’.
You can download the above anchor chart by clicking on the image above.
Let’s discuss the worksheets.
Read the oa words and highlight the oa sound.
Read the ow words and highlight the ow sound.
Picture sort worksheet for oa words – read the words and highlight the oa sound. Cut and paste the pictures under the correct word.
Picture sort worksheet for ow words – Read the words and highlight the ow sound. Cut and paste the pictures under the correct word.
Write the oa sound in the blanks and read the words.
Write the ow sound in the blanks and read the words.
Read the oa words in the word bank. Identify the pictures and write the words.
Read the ow words in the word bank. Identify the pictures and write the words.
Complete the sentences by picking the correct oa word.
Complete the sentences by picking the correct ow word.
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.
Do check my long o flashcards pack to practice reading words with the oa and ow sound.
Click on the above image to download the PDF file for ‘oa words’ Pack.
Click on the above image to download the PDF file for ‘ow words’ Pack.
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.
Cut the letter tiles and paste them in the correct box.
Above is a long vowel sound o picture sort worksheet. Read the words and paste the pictures in the correct block.
Complete the above long o sound words by adding oa or ow to them.
Read the long vowel o words in the word bank. Identify the pictures and write the correct word in the blocks.
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.