Skill: long (u) spelling patterns (u-e,ue)
Recall the magic "e" rule.
The e” at the end of the word mule is a signal that means the previous vowel (usually the first vowel) is long. The (u) in the word mule, has a long sound because it ends with the magic “e” signal.
Long (u) has two sounds;
long (u) as in mule
and (oo) as rude
Read the words listed below.
Recall the long vowel rule: When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking (it says its name). The second one does the walking (it’s silent).
What are the two long (u) spelling patterns in the words listed above?
Dictation/Spelling Practice for (u-e, ue) words.
Read these sentences.
- Is your blue book due on Tuesday?
- Give me a clue regarding the rules.
- Will Sue hide inside a hollow tube?
- Follow the rules and do not be rude.
- We rescued the mule on the cliff.
- Do not argue about the rules.
- May Duke use your glue stick?
- Do you like to use perfume?
- Please nuke the barbecue and serve it hot.
- Duke is upset. Will a happy tune cure him?
- Luke plays a cute tune on a steel tube.
- Do you pursue your work with a good attitude?
- If you are mute, are you speechless?
- Can June mute her flute?
- June is cute and follows the rules.
- It is rude to pass crude notes.
- The mule was a big brute but needed to be rescued.
Create two or more sentences. Please include words that have the long (u) spelling patterns (u-e, ue).
Make a simple illustration your favorite sentence. Feel free to use the back of your paper.