Skill: long (u) spelling pattern: (ew) and (ui)
Remember: Long (u) has two sounds (u) and (oo)
Long (u) has four spelling patterns: u-e, ue,
Long (u) has two sounds, u as in mule
and long double sound oo as in moon.
Read the words listed below.
The vowel pattern (ui) is used infrequently
as long (u), in this case it is mostly limited to
the oo sound as in fruit.
What are the two long (u) spelling patterns in the words listed above?
Dictation/Spelling Practice for (-ew, ui) words.
Read these sentences.
- The crew made stew.
- The stew is hard to chew.
- The skunk sat on the new pew in church.
- Duke said "Phew, I smell a skunk!"
- Just a few of our seeds grew.
- Dad laid his new suit in the suitcase.
- The wind blew our cruise ship.
- I threw some fruit to the sea gull.
- I have a good view of the cruiser.
- I drew a picture of a few crewmen.
- The fruit is covered with dewdrops.
- I need a suitable suit for the cruise.
- Lewis wants a few pieces of fruit.
- I grew two inches on the cruise.
- I will brew a few cups of coffee and bring some fresh fruit for the crew.
- I want a few pieces of fruit and some stew in my new bowl.
Create two original sentences. Please be attentive to good handwriting. Include words that have the long (u) spelling patterns (ew, ui) in each sentence.
Please check your sentences. Do they begin with a capital letter? Do they end with a period (.), question mark (?), or exclamation point (!). Is your handwriting legible and neat? Did you leave a little space between each word?
Please illustrate one of your sentences in the space below or on the back of the paper.