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.

 

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Long (u) has two sounds;
long (u) as in mule
and (oo) as rude

Read the words listed below.

brute cute mute rule
chute duke perfume tube
cube flute prune tune
cure mule rude use

 

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).

argue cue rescue tissue
blue due statue true
clue glue Sue Tuesday

 

What are the two long (u) spelling patterns in the words listed above?

 

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Dictation/Spelling Practice for (u-e, ue) words.

 

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Read these sentences.

microwave image

 

 

 

 

Create two or more sentences. Please include words that have the long (u) spelling patterns (u-e, ue).

 

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Make a simple illustration your favorite sentence. Feel free to use the back of your paper.