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Long O Sound Work

Phonics is an essential part of learning to read and write. It involves understanding the relationships between sounds and the letters that represent them. One of the key phonics skills is identifying and decoding long vowel sounds, such as the long "o" sound.

The "Long O Sound Work" worksheet is designed for Year 1 and Year 2 students who are using the science

of reading to investigate phonics. The printable consists of two pages and includes various activities that help students practice identifying and using the long "o" sound.

The worksheet focuses on identifying the different digraphs that make the long "o" sound. A digraph is a pair of letters that represent a single sound. In this case, the digraphs used are "oa," "ow," "o-e," and "o." Students are given a list of words that contain the long "o" sound and are asked to colour-code them according to the digraph used to make the sound. This activity helps students recognise the different ways that the long "o" sound can be represented in words.

 

The next activity asks students to read a series of long "o" words and draw a picture to match each word. This activity helps students connect the sound of the word to its meaning.

The third activity requires students to use long "o" words to write a sentence. This activity encourages students to use their knowledge of the long "o" sound to create meaningful sentences that demonstrate their understanding of the concept.

The final activity on Page 2 of the worksheet asks students to fill in letter-shaped boxes with given long "o" words. This activity reinforces spelling and encourages students to think about the different ways that the long "o" sound can be represented in words.

Overall, the "Long O Sound Work" worksheet is a valuable resource for Year 1 and Year 2 students who are learning phonics. It provides a variety of activities that help students practice identifying, decoding, and using the long "o" sound, which is an important skill for reading and writing.

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