Long O and Short O Resources

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Long O Words Spelling
Long O Words Spelling
Game
Long O Words Spelling
What letter combinations make the long O sound? Kids practice common long O spelling patterns in this interactive bus stop game.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Game
A-E-I-O-U! Vowels Game
A-E-I-O-U! Vowels Game
Lesson Plan
A-E-I-O-U! Vowels Game
What do the letters A, E, I, O, and U have in common? They're all featured in this engaging reading lesson. Give your young learners a chance to play a version of Red Light, Green Light that doubles as a vowel review.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Reading: Phonics to Vocabulary
Reading: Phonics to Vocabulary
Workbook
Reading: Phonics to Vocabulary
This workbook focuses on the fundamentals of reading and spelling from vowel sounds to sight words.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Sound Sorting
Sound Sorting
Workbook
Sound Sorting
Sort out the short vowel sounds with this comprehensive phonics packet! Beginning readers will review vowel families and practice differentiating between "short" vowels and "long" vowels.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
All Long Vowels Please Stand Up!
All Long Vowels Please Stand Up!
Lesson Plan
All Long Vowels Please Stand Up!
Students will learn long vowel tricks to expose impostor vowels who “say” their name in this fun game that teaches the long vowel rule.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Long and Short Vowel Review
Long and Short Vowel Review
Worksheet
Long and Short Vowel Review
Distinguishing between long and short vowel sounds is one of the first steps in mastering vowels. Gauge student understanding of long and short vowels with this review activity.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
First Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
First Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
Workbook
First Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
This final installment of our First Grade Fall Review Packet offers five more days of fun and diverse learning activities to prepare children for their first grade year.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Short O Sentence Match
Short O Sentence Match
Game
Short O Sentence Match
Kids master reading comprehension in this sentence game.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Short O Hopper
Short O Hopper
Game
Short O Hopper
Kids click on mud piles that have the short O sound in them.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Game
Short A 2
Short A 2
Guided Lesson
Short A 2
Having a strong understanding of short A words like bag, hand and bat can help first graders with reading fluency. This guided lesson helps to support first graders as they expand their comprehension of short A words. With targeted exercises and familiar examples, the lesson will take kids through the short A words they will most commonly come acrsoos in first grade texts.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Short O 2
Short O 2
Guided Lesson
Short O 2
In first grade phonics, it's important to reinforce kids' understanding of short O words like dolphin, dog, sock and doll. By learning short vowels, kids can decode and decipher these sounds in words they don't already know. This guided lesson takes first graders through exercises and examples that will help them practice identifying short O sounds within a text.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Word Building
Word Building
Workbook
Word Building
This phonics and spelling series gives your child tools to build words and read them out loud. He'll use letter and digraph cards to practice constructing words, spelling, and completing word ladders.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Workbook
First Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 3
First Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 3
Workbook
First Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 3
Get your first grader geared up for a new year of learning with Week 3 of our First Grade Fall Review Packet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Short O Match-Up
Short O Match-Up
Game
Short O Match-Up
Early readers find pictures with the short O sound for phonics-building fun!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Words That Begin with "Y"
Words That Begin with "Y"
Worksheet
Words That Begin with "Y"
Your little reader will enjoy learning words that begin with "Y" using sight words. He'll build his vocabulary as he matches pictures to words.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
L-o-o-o-o-ng Vowels
L-o-o-o-o-ng Vowels
Workbook
L-o-o-o-o-ng Vowels
Go long for this collection of vowel sheets focused on long vowel sounds. Kids will work with some common long vowel words and then practice identifying long vowels versus short vowels.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
The Book That Cried Wolf
The Book That Cried Wolf
Workbook
The Book That Cried Wolf
This book has The Three Little Pigs, The Boy Who Cried Wolf and more. What do these stories have in common? One wolfish character after another and a great excuse to compare and contrast stories.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Long Vowel Sounds #1
Long Vowel Sounds #1
Worksheet
Long Vowel Sounds #1
Children will enjoy circling the words with long vowel sounds —and crossing out the words that don't — in this fun word matching worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Short O Song 2
Short O Song 2
Game
Short O Song 2
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Short A Opera
Short A Opera
Game
Short A Opera
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Words That Begin with "O"
Words That Begin with "O"
Worksheet
Words That Begin with "O"
Help your beginning reader learn words that begin with the letter "O", using sight words. She'll be building her vocabulary and spelling skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Short A or Short O?
Short A or Short O?
Game
Short A or Short O?
Kids drop items into the correct backpack, according to their vowel sound.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Color by Short Vowel Sound
Color by Short Vowel Sound
Worksheet
Color by Short Vowel Sound
Help your first grader practice sounding out short vowels with a fun coloring activity.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Ou and Ow
Ou and Ow
Worksheet
Ou and Ow
Vowel blends can be tricky for beginning spellers! Sort out your "ou" and "ow" sounds by filling in the blanks to finish these words.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Short O Cloud Catcher 2
Short O Cloud Catcher 2
Game
Short O Cloud Catcher 2
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Game

Long O and Short O Resources

All vowels are expressed with either a long or short sound. New students may struggle with which one to use in different circumstances. The eclectic worksheets, online games, hands-on activities, and other resources are there to support new readers as they build a solid understanding of the basics.
Each letter makes its own sound. However, you will have to teach students that that’s not always the case. While some words are phonetically irregular, some letters themselves make different sounds based on the letters around them. Vowels, like the letter o, can produce at least two sounds: the short vowel sound and the long vowel sound.
The short o makes the vowel sound of o, as in cop, flop, bop, and shop. The long o makes the sound of the name of the vowel as in cope, mope, tote, and show. The letter o also has an alternative short sound that sounds like a short u sound as in son, done, come, and love.
There are rules you can teach to help students determine which sound the vowel should make in a particular word:
  • If a word only has one syllable and the vowel comes at the beginning, it will make the short vowel sound as in on and ox.
  • If the vowel is the only vowel and it falls between consonants, it will typically make a short vowel sounds as in pop and hot.
  • When a word ends in a silent e, the vowel in the middle will be long as in rope and scope.
  • When a word contains a pair of vowels, or a vowel diagraph, the first vowel will make its long sound, the second vowel is silent as in coat.

Using the resources provided by Education.com above can help student understand the unique rules associated with long and short o sounds.