letter patterns (ow) and (ou)
sound as heard in cow
This is not the long (o) sound heard in snow,
although it is spelled exactly the same.
This sound has two spelling patterns, (ow) (ou). These vowel combinations (ow, ou) are diphthongs when they have the variant vowel sound as heard in cow and house.
Read the words listed in the columns below.
Dictation/Spelling Practice for (ow, ou) words
Read these sentences.
- I found a flower by my house.
- I must go to town to buy some flour.
- Can you count the brown cows for me.
- The owl flew around my house.
- Do you want to go outside now?
- How loud can you shout the vowel sounds?
- A stout clown had a sour apple in his mouth.
- The owl found a mouse by my house.
- How far can you count aloud in an hour?
- I see a cow by the trout pond south of here.
- I saw a clown upside down make a frown.
Write two original sentences. Please include
one or more
(ow, ou) words in each of your sentences. Your
writing should reflect good penmanship and proper
spacing. Remember all sentences begin with a
capital letter and end with a period (.), question
mark (?), or an exclamation point (!).
Please illustrate one of your sentences on the back of your paper.