Skill: Spelling/reading letter patterns (ow) and (ou)
          same 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.

cow image house image

 

Read the words listed in the columns below.

brown down owl
clown flower shower
cow frown towel
crowd how town
crown now vowel
     
about found ouch
cloud hour our
couch house out
count loud round
flour mouth shout

 

Dictation/Spelling Practice  for (ow, ou) words

 

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Read these sentences.

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 (!).

 

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Please illustrate one of your sentences on the back of your paper.