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Read and Spell Phonemes: 'oo' 2

In this worksheet students consider different spellings of the short 'oo' phoneme. The worksheet requires the student to listen to audio clips.

'Read and Spell Phonemes: 'oo' 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Reading: Word Reading

Curriculum subtopic:   Grapheme Awareness

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

A phoneme is a unit of sound. The short 'oo' phoneme sounds like this:

 

The short 'oo' phoneme isn't always spelt with the letters 'oo'. It is often spelt with 'u'.

 

bull

 

It can sometimes be spelt with 'o', as in wolf and woman, and even 'oul' as in could, would and should.

 

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.

Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

 

We went to the __________ to buy some beef.

burtcher

boutcher

butcher

Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

 

Jack was so hungry he had two helpings of __________.

poudding

pudding

purding

Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

 

I have one spoon of __________ in my tea.

sugar

surgar

sougar

Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

 

Sally put her head down on the __________ and went to sleep.

cushion

coushion

caushion

Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

 

Red Riding Hood escaped from the __________.

woulf

wulf

wolf

Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

 

My teacher asked if I __________ stay in and help her at play time.

woud

wud

would

Three of these 'u' words are proper words and three are not. Tick the proper words.

tull

pull

bush

push

sush

cush

All these 'words' end in 'ould' but only three of them are proper words. Tick the proper words.

pould

should

vould

could

would

tould

Use one of the short 'oo' words you have read in this worksheet to fill in the missing word in the sentence.

Remember, the short 'oo' phoneme is not always spelt with the letters 'oo'!

 

The three little pigs were not afraid of the big bad __________.

Use one of the short 'oo' words you have read in this worksheet to fill in the missing word in the sentence.

Remember, the short 'oo' phoneme is not always spelt with the letters 'oo'!

 

A baker sells bread and a __________ sells meat.

  • Question 1

Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

 

We went to the __________ to buy some beef.

CORRECT ANSWER
butcher
  • Question 2

Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

 

Jack was so hungry he had two helpings of __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
pudding
  • Question 3

Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

 

I have one spoon of __________ in my tea.

CORRECT ANSWER
sugar
  • Question 4

Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

 

Sally put her head down on the __________ and went to sleep.

CORRECT ANSWER
cushion
  • Question 5

Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

 

Red Riding Hood escaped from the __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
wolf
EDDIE SAYS
This is an odd spelling but it was mentioned in the introduction.
  • Question 6

Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

 

My teacher asked if I __________ stay in and help her at play time.

CORRECT ANSWER
would
EDDIE SAYS
Did you remember this one from the introduction?
  • Question 7

Three of these 'u' words are proper words and three are not. Tick the proper words.

CORRECT ANSWER
pull
bush
push
  • Question 8

All these 'words' end in 'ould' but only three of them are proper words. Tick the proper words.

CORRECT ANSWER
should
could
would
  • Question 9

Use one of the short 'oo' words you have read in this worksheet to fill in the missing word in the sentence.

Remember, the short 'oo' phoneme is not always spelt with the letters 'oo'!

 

The three little pigs were not afraid of the big bad __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
wolf
  • Question 10

Use one of the short 'oo' words you have read in this worksheet to fill in the missing word in the sentence.

Remember, the short 'oo' phoneme is not always spelt with the letters 'oo'!

 

A baker sells bread and a __________ sells meat.

CORRECT ANSWER
butcher
---- OR ----

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