/ou/ Word List

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Phonemic awareness is the focus of an activity that asks kids to identify and highlight the /ou/ sound in a list of 32 words. The exercise is designed to not only develop the awareness skills needed to detect the vowel sounds in words, but to also help kids develop a conscious awareness of the sound structure of words.  

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Laminate the cards to permit reuse
  • Some learners with dyslexia benefit from reading materials printed in dark brown ink on beige paper rather than the stark black ink on white paper
  • Introduce only a few words at a time to reduce stress
Classroom Considerations

  • The exercise is 14th in a series of 16 resources designed to develop the awareness skills needed to detect the vowel sounds in words 
  • Although designed specifically for learners with dyslexia, the cards may be used to teach phonemic awareness to all those learning to read
Pros

  • Each card in the series features the same typeface
  • Attached to the resource is a link to a scrabble game that features the /ou/ sound
Cons

  • None
Common Core