Skill: long (o) spelling patterns   (-old) and (-ost)

 

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 Read the words listed below.

(old): This pattern has a single vowel, though a long (o) sound.

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bold fold mold scold
billfold gold old told
cold hold sold  

 

(ost): The letter combination (ost) may have either a          long (o) or short (o) sound.

long "o" (ost) words

ghost* most poster
host post postman
hostess postcard postmark

*The “h” is silent in the word ghost.

(ost): short "o" (ost) words

cost frost lost nostril

 

What are the two spelling patterns in the words listed above?

 

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Dictation/Spelling Practice for (-old, -ost) long (o) words

 

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Read these sentences

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Create one or two sentences. Please include words that have the long (o) spelling pattern (-old, -ost) in each sentence. Remember all sentences begin with a capital letter, end with a period (.), question mark (?) or exclamation point (!). Your penmanship should be neat and you should leave a little space between the words you write.

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Please illustrate your favorite sentence.