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Read and Spell Phonemes: 'ow' 2

In this worksheet, students consider different spellings of the 'ow' phoneme. The worksheet requires students to listen to audio clips.

'Read and Spell Phonemes: 'ow' 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 'ow' phoneme sounds like this:

 

cow

 

Sometimes the 'ow' phoneme is spelt with the letters 'ou'.

 

cloud

 

If the 'ow' phoneme is at the end of a word then it is spelt 'ow', never 'ou'.

 

In this worksheet you can practise reading and writing these different spellings of the 'ow' phoneme.

Choose the correct spelling of the missing word in the sentence. Remember that the 'ow' phoneme is never spelt 'ou' when it is at the end of a word.

 

We are told not to __________ out the answers in class.

shout

showt

Choose the correct spelling of the missing word in the sentence.

 

We had a picnic half way up the __________.

mountain

mowntain

Choose the correct spelling of the missing word in the sentence.

 

A female pig is called a __________.

sou

sow

Choose the correct spelling of the missing word in the sentence.

 

Katie put a __________ in her hair.

flower

flouer

Choose the correct spelling of the missing word in the sentence.

 

I was very __________ when I got ten out of ten for my spellings.

prowd

proud

Three of the 'ow' words in the list are proper words and three are not. Tick the proper words.

owl

stown

crown

thowk

frown

strowt

Three of the 'ou' words in the list are proper words and three are not. Tick the proper words.

pound

stround

pouch

clount

chout

sprout

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

Remember, the 'ow' phoneme is sometimes spelt 'ou'.

 

Ben Nevis is the highest __________ in Great Britain.

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

Remember, the 'ow' phoneme is sometimes spelt 'ou'.

 

The king wore a golden __________ on his head.

Read these sentences out loud and count how many times you hear the 'ow' phoneme.

 

The teacher frowned. 'Please don't shout,' she said. 'You need to settle down. You are much too loud.'

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  • Question 1

Choose the correct spelling of the missing word in the sentence. Remember that the 'ow' phoneme is never spelt 'ou' when it is at the end of a word.

 

We are told not to __________ out the answers in class.

CORRECT ANSWER
shout
  • Question 2

Choose the correct spelling of the missing word in the sentence.

 

We had a picnic half way up the __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
mountain
  • Question 3

Choose the correct spelling of the missing word in the sentence.

 

A female pig is called a __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
sow
  • Question 4

Choose the correct spelling of the missing word in the sentence.

 

Katie put a __________ in her hair.

CORRECT ANSWER
flower
  • Question 5

Choose the correct spelling of the missing word in the sentence.

 

I was very __________ when I got ten out of ten for my spellings.

CORRECT ANSWER
proud
  • Question 6

Three of the 'ow' words in the list are proper words and three are not. Tick the proper words.

CORRECT ANSWER
owl
crown
frown
  • Question 7

Three of the 'ou' words in the list are proper words and three are not. Tick the proper words.

CORRECT ANSWER
pound
pouch
sprout
  • Question 8

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

Remember, the 'ow' phoneme is sometimes spelt 'ou'.

 

Ben Nevis is the highest __________ in Great Britain.

CORRECT ANSWER
mountain
  • Question 9

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

Remember, the 'ow' phoneme is sometimes spelt 'ou'.

 

The king wore a golden __________ on his head.

CORRECT ANSWER
crown
  • Question 10

Read these sentences out loud and count how many times you hear the 'ow' phoneme.

 

The teacher frowned. 'Please don't shout,' she said. 'You need to settle down. You are much too loud.'

CORRECT ANSWER
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EDDIE SAYS
The words are 'frowned', 'shout', 'down' and 'loud'.
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