Long O and Short O Resources

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Short Vowels Quiz
Short Vowels Quiz
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Short Vowels Quiz
Can you tell the difference between a short vowel sound and a long vowel sound? Get a great review with this fill-in-the-bubble quiz.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Phonics Practice Test: Vowel Sounds
Phonics Practice Test: Vowel Sounds
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Phonics Practice Test: Vowel Sounds
Gear up for a phonics quiz with this nifty practice test covering short and long vowel sounds.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Learning Long Vowels: A to U
Learning Long Vowels: A to U
Worksheet
Learning Long Vowels: A to U
Kids find the words that match the long vowel given in this phonics worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Is It Long or Short?
Is It Long or Short?
Worksheet
Is It Long or Short?
Students differentiate between long vowels and short vowels in this phonics worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Long and Short Vowel Sounds
Long and Short Vowel Sounds
Worksheet
Long and Short Vowel Sounds
Boost reading skills with an activity in vowel sounds! Match each picture to the word with a similar vowel sound.
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
Easter Sight Words #2
Easter Sight Words #2
Worksheet
Easter Sight Words #2
The most popular animal at Easter time is the rabbit. Your child will learn to write and spell the word "rabbit" in this Easter sight words worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Short Vowel Sounds
Short Vowel Sounds
Worksheet
Short Vowel Sounds
Review short vowels from a to u with this word match worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Short Vowel Name Sort
Short Vowel Name Sort
Lesson Plan
Short Vowel Name Sort
Short vowels can be found just about anywhere. One great place to look is inside your own classroom. In this lesson, students will enjoy going through the class list to sort the names of their peers based on short vowel sounds.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Short Vowel Chart
Short Vowel Chart
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Short Vowel Chart
Sort out your short vowels with a cut and paste chart! This phonics exercise will help your child review short vowel families.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Long "O"
Long "O"
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Long "O"
Review the long o sound and practice reading long o words with your first grader with help from this phonics worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Long Vowel Quiz
Long Vowel Quiz
Worksheet
Long Vowel Quiz
Review basic phonics with this long vowel quiz. Kids will get a chance to practice doing a fill-in-the-bubble style quiz.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Shake and Roll Vowels
Shake and Roll Vowels
Lesson Plan
Shake and Roll Vowels
In this lesson, students pair up to play an educational dice game. By finding words and sorting them based on their vowel sounds, young learners will have fun while practicing their reading skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Short Vowel Sounds: "O"
Short Vowel Sounds: "O"
Worksheet
Short Vowel Sounds: "O"
Help your first grader become a more confident reader by practicing short o word families.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Short Vowel Bingo
Short Vowel Bingo
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Short Vowel Bingo
Short Vowel Bingo, an educational twist on a favorite classroom game. This game helps kids differentiate short vowels from long vowels.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Spelling Long O
Spelling Long O
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Spelling Long O
Give your second graders some practice with long vowel word families and spelling patterns with this colorful activity! Students will identify long O words based on picture clues, then determine the spelling pattern of each word.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Long o Words
Long o Words
Worksheet
Long o Words
Help your first grader get acquainted with long o words with this phonics worksheet. He'll learn letter patterns from the oe in doe to the oa in goat.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Three Little Pigs Words
The Three Little Pigs Words
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The Three Little Pigs Words
The Three Little Pigs has story words unique to it, can you guess which those are? Help your child improve their vocabulary with this matching game.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Easter Sight Words #4
Easter Sight Words #4
Worksheet
Easter Sight Words #4
This Easter sight words worksheet features the word "flowers." Your child will learn to write "flowers" on its own and in a sentence.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Ending Sounds: X
Ending Sounds: X
Worksheet
Ending Sounds: X
Kids practice sounding out words and get to know the sound X makes when it comes at the end of a word in this phonics worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vowel Diphthongs: "Oo"
Vowel Diphthongs: "Oo"
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Vowel Diphthongs: "Oo"
MOO! That's the sound that the diphthong "OO" makes. Whether your kid is moody or cool, he'll soon learn about this sliding vowel sound.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sounding It Out: Oe and Oa Vowel Pairs
Sounding It Out: Oe and Oa Vowel Pairs
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Sounding It Out: Oe and Oa Vowel Pairs
Vowel pairs are easier to sound out than they look. Help your first grader tackle the vowel pairs oe and oa with this matching worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Long Vowel Practice
Long Vowel Practice
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Long Vowel Practice
Time for some long vowel practice! Go over all the vowels from A to U, and decide which words have the matching vowel sound and circle them!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Long O Word Search
Long O Word Search
Worksheet
Long O Word Search
Help your child learn vowels and improve his spelling skills with this printable worksheet that's all about the vowel sound of the long O.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fox and Goat: Practicing Vowel O Sounds
Fox and Goat: Practicing Vowel O Sounds
Worksheet
Fox and Goat: Practicing Vowel O Sounds
This worksheet will help your first grader understand the difference between a long o and a short o.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

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.