Phonics 5 Unit 2 Two Letter Vowels OA and OW (2023)


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Hello and welcome back to smart phonics, five, the two letter vowels, let's get started so grab your pencil and some paper and follow along with me today.

We're doing unit to our letters are Oh a and Oh W.

Let's start with oh eh, oh eh sounds like Oh so but Oh boat, boat, boat, okay, yeah, let's try the next one.

Oh it's the same: Oh, yellow, yellow this color is yellow, yellow bow Oh same alright.

Let's go to the next page, let's start with 800 a sorry, Oh, a so boat boat.

What's this coat very good? What's this goat mm-hmm Road? What's that soap and toast? Remember that toast, toast boat soap coat road, toast, goat, oh alright, let's try the next page or next, one, not next page, the next one Oh W yellow! What's that hello? Oh hello, hello! What is this win-win? Doe window low low low? What is this snow snow snow and bow Oh changes a little, but still oh, oh, not! Look! Oh look, it's kind of hard to say so.

It's bow bow ooh kind of like e l, okay, let's try that yellow blow window, pillow bowl and snow, very good.

Let's go to the next page.

Okay, look circle and right so write these in your paper.

Okay, number one is what snow SN o W snow.

What is this bowl, which one bingo? Oh? How about number three? It is coat.

Mm-Hmm coat! Oh hey, good! Let's go down here! Number four blow blow: Oh W Oh, w 5! So so, oh, hey, Pete, hmm number! Six is rough road mm! Oh, oh good! Let's go down to the next one! All right! Seven is boat.

Good, oh, hey, very nice! How about yellow, yellow Oh W good? How about number nine goat Oh a let's look at something: it's not really not really going to happen all the time.

But sometimes let's look at these words here.

Sno-O-O-W the last two Oh W, hmm, it's in the middle here so see it's not really a pattern.

But let's look at oh hey! Oh hey is in the middle.

Oh wait.

Oh W is, on the outside the end: Oh, a middle Oh, a middle Oh, a middle Oh W outside Oh, a middle hmm, so usually most times, Oh A's in the middle and Oh W is on the end.

So keep that in mind when you try to remember how to spell let's go to the next page number.

One is what toast good, what ones go in the middle middle right, Oh, a yeah that one worked so away is in the middle.

How about this number two is what snow hmm soon Oh W! Oh it's on the end, Oh W, mm-hmm, number, three yellow why e LLL yellow? Ah, oh, oh eh, it's on the end, Oh W, how about goat g o w or a hey? Well, it's in the middle again! Hmm! What's that bowl bowl mmm doesn't follow the rule.

Huh doesn't follow, not a rule.

It doesn't follow what we see.

So this is one ding bo WL Bowl.

How about this one coat in the middle Oh? What Oh a that? One kind of follows: a pattern to number seven.

What do we have here so so in the middle? Oh, hey yeah in the middle, still follows that pattern huh how about number eight pittle PIL, l, hello, oh eh! Oh, oh! It's on the end, hello, hmm! Some words are difficult because they don't follow the pattern, but many of them do Oh a in the middle middle middle middle.

All of the ho a is there we're in the middle of you and Oh W and Oh W and it'll Bowl English is confusing sometimes, but that's, okay, you're smart and you will remember: let's go to the next page, ah, listen circle and match number one mmm: how about Bowl? Let's find that crazy.

Word Bowl I'll ask right there.

Good Bowl number two is mm-hmm: Road Road right there, Road Oh bingo, it's much easier.

Now, you're, very smart.

You can read English! So number three is snow snow.

Where is snow right there yeah good! Let's go down here! Number four is mmm, toast toast good and where is toast whoops toast nice number 5 number 5 is hmm window.

What window there's the w-wha window right there number 6 is soap, soap and you're right, very good soap.

Let's go to the next page, coat very good goat.

What's this hello, mmm hello and this road road and this snow great, let's read our lines and put the words in number 1.

The girl has a blue coat good co8 T number 2.

The white is on the branch branch, the white.

What snow nice snow, number 3, the Black Goat good, is very, very brave brave.

Let's look at the last two.

There are trees, trees along the.

What is that road, good ROA D Road there there is a pink pink this pink.

No, this! No, this! No, this! Yes, pink! What hello? Hmm Hill, oh, where there is a pink pillow on the bed, great job.

Let's go to the next page story: let's look at our words.

First, hmm interesting and bull bubble bubble.

Oh bubbles bubble eats he hungry hungry I is more on SEZ SEZ! Seize! Seize the want, wah-wah wand.

Let's practice now we can see all of it.

The hungry goat, good is on the road he sees toe toast toast he eats the toast and says I want more I want more.

The hungry goat, goat is on the road on the road he sees snow snow.

He eats the snow good and says I want more nice.

The hungry goat is on the road very good.

He sees so oh no, he eats the soap and says bubble bubble great job.

You don't eat soap, let's go to the last page and get your paper and your pencil ready, because we're going to write these three times three, not two three times good number.

One is all bow boat, be Oh a tea boat, be o8t middle boat, be Oh; a tea boat, hmm number two Oh a coat good, see Oh a tea coat and Oh coat great.

Let's go to number three.

What is that he just ate soap? It's a goat, good-o to go to, and g o8 t goat away, where's that, yes, Road good, a deed road road, hey ruff, ruff, ro, ro, Road, Road, um, the goat ate some soap, nice.

Oh, so s, Oh a piece soap, great! Let's go down here and toast mmm t: oh eh s, T, toast, T, ou, est tous test, T Oh, a toast, we're changing Oh W.

What color this color is yellow, very good.

Why e ll o w hm yo, yeah, Oh, yo, Oh, yellow, yellow yeah, alright number eight? What is that pillow good pill? Oh pill? Oh hello, hello! What is this window yeah when dough win dough, W, I and D o W window? What is she doing? She is blowing a flower blow blow no lo good, no very nice, no s and o w and 12 Oh bowl yeah.

Oh look e o w l and o wool awesome job today.

I will see you next time.



What is the vowel sound of OA? ›

'oa' is a long vowel. We need to know whether a letter is a vowel or consonant to help us apply spelling rules. Long 'o' is a two-sound vowel that ends in a brief 'w' sound.

What is the diphthong of OA? ›

/əʊ/ This diphthong uses letters and letter combinations like /ow/, /oa/ and /o/ to form sounds similar to “boat.” Here are a few more examples: Go. Oh.

How do you teach long o vowel teams? ›

If we hear the long O sound in the middle of a word, we use OA. We use the keyword goat to help our students remember this. If we hear the long O sound at the end of the word, we use OE.

What are two letter vowel sounds? ›

A digraph is two letters that spell one sound.

Digraphs that spell vowel sounds include the letter pairs ai, ay, ee, ea, ie, ei, oo, ou. ow, oe, oo, ue, ey, ay, oy, oi, au, aw.

What is the rule for OU and OW? ›

When you hear /ow/ at the end of a word or syllable, use ow (cow, now, pow/er, show/er). When you hear /ow/ at the start of, or inside a word or syllable, use ou (ounce, house, loud).

Is OA a blend or digraph? ›

Examples of vowel digraphs are 'ea, oa, oe, ie, ue, ar, er, ir, or, ur '.

What are diphthongs ou and OW? ›

Introduction to the Concept

There are two spellings for the sound /ou/ as in out. The ou spelling usually occurs at the beginning or in the middle of words as in count and outcast and ow usually occurs at the end of the words as in how and now or at the end of words followed by the letters n and l as in down and growl.

What words have the diphthong ou and ow? ›

Vowel Diphthongs: ow and ou

Words include, "cloud, cow, round, brown, flower, loud, and owl.

How many sounds does OA make? ›

The alphabet letter combination oa makes 2 sounds.

Is OA a vowel team? ›

Vowel teams are probably the most common source of reading and spelling errors as one vowel sound may be represented by as many as 6 different vowel teams (e.g. long 'o' represented by 'oa', 'ow', 'oe', 'o_e,' 'ough' and 'ew' as in sew).

Why is OW a vowel team? ›

4. Teacher says: “The 'ay' and 'ow' in these words are vowel teams. When the 'a' is with the 'y,' we just hear the 'a' say its name. When the 'o' is with the 'w,' we just hear the 'o,' not the 'w.

How do you teach two letter words in phonics? ›

Here are a few tips on how to teach two-letter words to children:
  1. Read the words to them frequently. An effective way to help children learn two-letter words is to read a lot of sentences that use the words in them. ...
  2. Create a word wall. ...
  3. Word puzzles and blocks. ...
  4. Worksheets. ...
  5. Word segregation. ...
  6. Revisit and reinforce.
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What are the two letter sounds for kindergarten? ›

Digraph Sounds are single sounds that are represented in writing with two letters: ch, th, sh, wh, and ng. When teaching young children we call them “special sounds.”

What are 5 examples of vowel sounds? ›

Vowels which have a single vowel sound when pronounced are called pure vowels. The twelve vowel sounds we have mentioned earlier are pure vowels. Words such as announce(ə), fret(e), sun(ʌ), tick(ɪ), please(iː), dot(ɒ), foot(ʊ), food(uː), word(ɜː), warm(ɔː), arm(aː) and pant(æ) come under this category.

How do you teach the OU sound? ›

How to Teach the OU Vowel Team. OU has two sounds. To help our students remember these sounds, we use the key phrase “Trout Soup” because it can say /ow/ like in trout and /oo/ like in soup. The visual of fish soup is one the students don't forget very easily!

What is the rule for O for u sound? ›

Spelling tip: The letter 'o' can make the short 'u' sound. Often before a 'v', 'n' or 'th'. Spelling tip: The letter 'o' can make the short 'u' sound. Often before a 'v', 'n' or 'th'.

Is the OU sound a digraph? ›

Ou is a digraph sound that is taught as part of the Jolly Phonics scheme.

What are the 3 types of vowel sounds? ›

Vowels can be monophthongs, diphthongs or triphthongs. To understand these terms you must first understand what a syllable is, and the best way to explain that is with an example.

What is an example of the vowel sound ow? ›

OW is the most common way to spell this sound at the end of a word. Most words use OW, however, in some cases, OU is used in the middle of a word and is the most common this way. With words that include n and l, usually, OW will be used, for example, Down and Owl.

Is OA a grapheme? ›

Digraph: is a two letter grapheme, such as 'ch', 'sh', 'oa' (two letters making one sound). Split digraph: the 'e' at the end of words works with another letter to make a sound.

Is OA a consonant sound? ›

Most letters of the English alphabet are consonants, except for a, e, i, o, and u, which are vowels.

What are the 7 digraphs? ›

Consonant digraphs are groups of two consonants that make a single sound.
  • sh - as in she or wish.
  • kn - as in know or knock.
  • ch - as in chair or chat.
  • ph - as in phone or phonics.
  • wr - as in wrench or wreck.
  • ck - as in tick or pluck.
  • ss - as in chess or class.
  • tch - as in watch or witch.

What are the 4 sounds of ou? ›

The Four Sounds of the Spelling OU
  • 1. / ow/ as in found. about, house, shout, mouse, count, loud, sound, hound.
  • long o as in four. pour, course, court, gourd, mourn, fourth.
  • 3. / oo/ as in you. your, tour, crouton, group, coup.
  • 4. / uh/ as in country. cousin, double.

What is the ou sound called? ›

Vowel diphthongs are known as sliding sounds. These include oi/ow like in oil/boy and ow/ou like in cow/loud. They still make one sound but it's not as clear or familiar, as the sound slides from the first vowel into the second.

Is OW as in cow a diphthong? ›

Diphthongs are sounds that contain two sounds within one syllable. If you were to clap for each syllable while you say these words, the diphthong would be part of just one clap. Let's learn how to pronounce the “ow” diphthong, as heard in words like cow and around.

What are the 3 diphthong sounds? ›

Nearly all dialects of English include the three major diphthongs [aɪ] , [aʊ] , and [ɔɪ]. These ones are called the major diphthongs because they involve large movements of the tongue.

Is OA a long vowel? ›

Vowel sounds can be long or short. Long vowels can be made with a single letter or a digraph (two letters making one sound). The sound of o in hot is a short vowel sound. The sound of oa in boat is a long vowel sound.

What words start with OA? ›

5-letter words that start with oa
  • oasis.
  • oater.
  • oakum.
  • oaten.
  • oasts.
  • oases.
  • oared.
  • oaken.

What are the 6 vowels? ›

The vowels in the alphabet are a, e, i, o, u, and sometimes y. All other letters in the English alphabet are consonants, which represent speech sounds where air is blocked somehow before leaving the mouth. Even though they're only a few letters, vowels are important in spelling, pronunciation, and grammar.

What is the most common sound of OW? ›

The most common sound the 'ow' diphthong says is 'ow' as in 'cow'. The second most common sound it makes is 'oe' (as in toe). The 'ow' mostly says 'oe' if it is at the end of a word. In this lesson we're going to concentrate on words that are spelled with 'ow', and where the 'ow' says 'oe'.

What is the vowel team rule? ›

A vowel team is simply when two vowels are paired together in a word and combine to make one sound. Basically, it is when two or more (but most likely two) letters work together to make a single vowel sound.

What letters do you teach first in phonics? ›

Letters that occur frequently in simple words (e.g., a, m, t) are taught first. Letters that look similar and have similar sounds (b and d) are separated in the instructional sequence to avoid confusion. Short vowels are taught before long vowels.

Do you teach phonics in 2nd grade? ›

2nd graders are expected to learn the letter blends: str, tr, sw, st , sp, sn, sm, sl, sc, pl, gr, fl, dr, cr, cl, br, and bl. Demonstrate this concept by blending together two or three flavors in a smoothie, such as strawberry, banana and vanilla.

What is the most common 2 letter word? ›

The most common two-letter words are of, to, in, it, is, be, as, at, so, we, he, by, or, on, do, if, me, my, up, an, go, no, us, am.

What is a 2 letter blend? ›

Common 2-Letter Blends. The most common 2-letter consonant blends are: bl, cl, fl, gl, pl, sl, br, cr, dr, fr, gr, pr, tr, sc, sk, sm, sn, sp, st, sw, and tw. Here are some words with 2-letter consonant blends: Bl: blank, black, blue, blister, blight, blast. Fr: fried, French, frank, frolic, frigid.

How many letter sounds should a kindergartener know? ›

This year, your kindergartner will be expected to recognize all 26 lowercase and uppercase letters — as well as their sounds. They should be able to identify which letters are different in similar words (e.g. map, lap, tap).

What are the 5 vowel sounds in phonetics? ›

You might be able to recite the letters considered vowels in the English language: A, E, I, O, U, and sometimes Y.

What are 20 examples of vowel sounds? ›

20 vowels in total:
  • 7 short vowels: /ɪ/ /ʊ/ /ə/ /e/ /ɒ/ /ʌ/ /æ/
  • 5 long vowels: /iː/ /uː/ /ɑː/ /ɔː/ /ɜː/
  • 8 diphthongs: /eɪ/ /aɪ//ɔɪ/ /əʊ/ /aʊ/ /ɪə/ /eə/ /ʊə/

Is OA a long vowel sound? ›

Vowel sounds can be long or short. Long vowels can be made with a single letter or a digraph (two letters making one sound). The sound of o in hot is a short vowel sound. The sound of oa in boat is a long vowel sound.

What is an example of an OA vowel digraph? ›

Words include coat, float, boat, groan, throat, and many more.

Is OA a digraph or diphthong? ›

A digraph is two letters that combine together to correspond to one sound (phoneme). Examples of consonant digraphs are 'ch, sh, th, ng'. Examples of vowel digraphs are 'ea, oa, oe, ie, ue, ar, er, ir, or, ur '.

How many sounds does OA have? ›

Phonics knowledge

The alphabet letter combination oa makes 2 sounds.

What is the rule for OA words? ›

If you hear the long o sound at the beginning or in the middle of a word, it is typically the -oa spelling. Ow is the most common long o vowel team when you hear /o/ at the end of a word. There are a few exceptions like flown and bowl where ow comes in the middle.

What are some OA words? ›

'Oa' Words in English
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How do you use the OA sound in a sentence? ›

In words like soap, coast, and cloak, the long /o/ sound is spelt using the letters oa. In these examples, the long /o/ sound falls in the middle of the word. They went by coach to the beach. She had a long soak in the bath tub.

What are diphthongs OU and OW? ›

Introduction to the Concept

There are two spellings for the sound /ou/ as in out. The ou spelling usually occurs at the beginning or in the middle of words as in count and outcast and ow usually occurs at the end of the words as in how and now or at the end of words followed by the letters n and l as in down and growl.

What is an example of a diphthong ow? ›

A diphthong is a sound formed by combining two vowels in a single syllable. The sound begins as one vowel sound and moves towards another. The two most common diphthongs in the English language are the letter combination “oy”/“oi”, as in “boy” or “coin”, and “ow”/ “ou”, as in “cloud” or “cow”.

How do you teach the ow sound? ›

We use the key phrase “Snow Plow” to teach this phonogram because “ow” has two sounds. It says /O/ like in the snow, and /ow/ like in plow. Now, typically students recognize the “ow” (like in plow) sound first, as they have seen “ow” as a word by itself.

Is OA a phonogram? ›

The word boat also consists of three separate phonograms: /b/, /oa/, and /t/. The word child is made up of four separate phonograms: /ch/, /i/, /l/, and /d/.

Is there another OA? ›

Will there be a Season 3 of The OA? The OA: Part III unfortunately will not see the light of day, at least on Netfilx. In August 2019, the streaming service announced the series was being canceled after just two seasons.

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