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Word Study List - Long O Words

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: 1 - 2

Introduce and explore words containing graphemes that make the “long o” sound with this extensive list of words.

Words with Long O Sounds in One Comprehensive List  

Long vowel sounds in the English language can be represented by various letter combinations. This list of 50 “long o” words has been compiled to assist you in implementing your phonics program in your classroom. The long o spelling patterns in the list include the following:

  • o (as in go)
  • o_e (as in home)
  • oe (as in toe)
  • oa (as in boat)
  • ow (as in snow)
  • ough (as in dough)

Multiple Applications for This Long Vowel Words List

This literacy resource can be used in numerous ways to support the diverse needs of your learners. Here are some of our suggestions:

Spelling Words for a Second Grader

Each week, break this long O-word list into manageable chunks and assign the words therein as homework or spelling words for the week. These and the other word lists in the library are great spelling word lists for second and third grades.

Individual practice

Send the lists home so your students can revise decoding (reading) and encoding (spelling) the words on the list. Be sure to include only words containing letter-sound correspondences you have already addressed in class.

Formative assessment

Use the word list as a progress monitoring tool to keep track of your student’s phonemic awareness and to identify the “long o” spellings that require further review.

Easily Download This Long O Sound Resource for Your Students

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