Skill: Spelling/ reading pattern (aw, au, al, all)
The letters (aw, au) have the same sound as short (o).
The sound of (al)
varies. It has either the short (o) sound as in talk,
or may include the sound of “l” as in salt.
(all) has a short (o) sound plus “l” as in ball.
Read the words in the columns (aw, au, al, all)
Can you think of some other words that have
(aw, au, al, all) spelling patterns? Write them.
Dictation/Spelling Practice for (aw, au, al, all) words
Read these sentences.
- Did the ball hit your jaw?
- Are you as tall as Austin?
- I like to walk and talk to Austin.
- Please walk down the hallway.
- Did you haul the old stall away?
- The tall, bald man paused to pet a fawn.
- Paul took a walk and saw a falling rock.
- It was your fault that I added too much salt.
- Claude used the chalk to draw on the wall.
- Last August I saw the author of this neat book, “How to Draw”. All of us liked it.
- There is no need to put sauce on the sausage.
- We almost always applaud a good show.
- We could also go to the mall for a malt.
- I was surprised to see a stalk of corn growing on the lawn.
- His jaw was so raw he could hardly talk.
- The law was awful because of all the pain it caused.
Write two or more original sentences. Please include one or more words with the spelling/reading pattern (aw, au, al, all) in each of your sentences. Your writing should reflect good penmanship, proper spacing and correct usage of upper and lower case letters. Remember all sentences begin with a capital letter and end with a period (.), question mark (?), or an exclamation point (!).
Please illustrate your favorite sentence.