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Read and Spell Phonemes: 'oo' 3

In this worksheet, students identify the short 'oo' phoneme in longer texts and choose the correct spelling to complete sentences.

'Read and Spell Phonemes: 'oo' 3' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Reading: Word Reading

Curriculum subtopic:   Grapheme Awareness

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

All these words contain the short 'oo' phoneme, but spelt in different ways.

good

cushion

woman

should

 

In this worksheet you can practise reading sentences and finding words containing different spellings of the short 'oo' phoneme.

Note

If you live in some parts of Britain you may say some of these words with the long 'oo' phoneme and not the short 'oo' phoneme.

Read the sentence below. One of the words in it contains the short 'oo' phoneme, but it may be spelt in a different way. Tick the box that shows how it is spelt.

 

The wolf howled at the door.

oo

u

o

oul

This sentence also has a short 'oo' word in it. How is it spelt?

 

I asked if I could go to Joe's house.

oo

u

o

oul

This sentence also has a short 'oo' word in it. How is it spelt?

 

Dad is going to cook dinner tonight.

oo

u

o

oul

This sentence also has a short 'oo' word in it. How is it spelt?

 

Do you have sugar in your tea?

oo

u

o

oul

This time read the sentences out loud and count how many times you hear the short 'oo' phoneme.

(Remember, it might be spelt in different ways.)

 

Jack looked all over for his football but it wasn't in the shed where it should have been. Finally he found it in the bushes.

2

3

4

How many times can you hear the short 'oo' phoneme in these sentences?

 

The woman came out of the butcher's shop pushing a pram. It started to rain so she put the hood up on the pram to keep her baby dry.

4

5

6

How many times can you hear the short 'oo' phoneme in these sentences?

 

Red Riding Hood put on her cape and walked through the woods, looking out for the wolf. She was taking some wool and a pudding to her grandmother.

6

7

8

For the last three questions you need to choose the correct way of spelling the short 'oo' phoneme.

The correct spelling of the word has already been used in this worksheet.

 

The young __________ got on the bus.

wooman

woman

wuman

Choose the correct way of spelling the short 'oo' phoneme.

 

Josie sat on a __________ to listen to the story.

cooshion

coshion

cushion

Choose the correct way of spelling the short 'oo' phoneme.

 

I knew I __________ do my homework but I watched TV instead.

shoud

should

shoode

  • Question 1

Read the sentence below. One of the words in it contains the short 'oo' phoneme, but it may be spelt in a different way. Tick the box that shows how it is spelt.

 

The wolf howled at the door.

CORRECT ANSWER
o
EDDIE SAYS
The word containing the short 'oo' phoneme is 'wolf'.
  • Question 2

This sentence also has a short 'oo' word in it. How is it spelt?

 

I asked if I could go to Joe's house.

CORRECT ANSWER
oul
EDDIE SAYS
The word is 'could'.
  • Question 3

This sentence also has a short 'oo' word in it. How is it spelt?

 

Dad is going to cook dinner tonight.

CORRECT ANSWER
oo
EDDIE SAYS
The word is 'cook'.
  • Question 4

This sentence also has a short 'oo' word in it. How is it spelt?

 

Do you have sugar in your tea?

CORRECT ANSWER
u
EDDIE SAYS
The word is 'sugar'.
  • Question 5

This time read the sentences out loud and count how many times you hear the short 'oo' phoneme.

(Remember, it might be spelt in different ways.)

 

Jack looked all over for his football but it wasn't in the shed where it should have been. Finally he found it in the bushes.

CORRECT ANSWER
4
EDDIE SAYS
The words are 'looked', 'football', 'should' and 'bushes'.
  • Question 6

How many times can you hear the short 'oo' phoneme in these sentences?

 

The woman came out of the butcher's shop pushing a pram. It started to rain so she put the hood up on the pram to keep her baby dry.

CORRECT ANSWER
5
EDDIE SAYS
The words are 'woman', 'butcher', 'pushing', 'put' and 'hood'.
  • Question 7

How many times can you hear the short 'oo' phoneme in these sentences?

 

Red Riding Hood put on her cape and walked through the woods, looking out for the wolf. She was taking some wool and a pudding to her grandmother.

CORRECT ANSWER
7
EDDIE SAYS
The words are 'Hood', 'put', 'woods', 'looking', 'wolf', 'wool' and 'pudding'.
  • Question 8

For the last three questions you need to choose the correct way of spelling the short 'oo' phoneme.

The correct spelling of the word has already been used in this worksheet.

 

The young __________ got on the bus.

CORRECT ANSWER
woman
  • Question 9

Choose the correct way of spelling the short 'oo' phoneme.

 

Josie sat on a __________ to listen to the story.

CORRECT ANSWER
cushion
  • Question 10

Choose the correct way of spelling the short 'oo' phoneme.

 

I knew I __________ do my homework but I watched TV instead.

CORRECT ANSWER
should
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