More Vowel Sounds

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OY-OW-AW! Teaching the 10 short and long vowels sounds isn’t quite enough! English has 19 vowel sounds, my friends. You need diphthongs and OOs, and here they are!

These 100 printable phonics word cards will help your students practice 5 more vowel sounds beyond your basic A, E, I, O, U.

The cards are divided into six sets. You will have to download each set separately using the big blue buttons below.

Set 1 – AU, AW, AL

  • 23 words
  • 3-page PDF

Word list:
AU: August, auto, fault, haunt, Paul, laundry, sauce
AW: jaw, paw, saw, law, claw, flaw, yawn, awful, straw, crawl
AL: all, fall, small, talk, walk, chalk

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Set 2 – OU, OW

  • 33 words
  • 4-page PDF

Word list:
OU: out, our, loud, hour, sour, noun, cloud, count, found, house, mouse, mouth, proud, sound, blouse, crouch
OW: bow, cow, how, now, owl, vow, wow, brow, gown, brown, clown, crown, crowd, frown, browse, shower, powder

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Set 3 – OI, OY

  • 21 words
  • 3-page PDF

Word list:
OY: boy, joy, toy, soy, Roy, Troy, enjoy, annoy, royal, destroy
OI: boil, coin, join, foil, soil, moist, noisy, point, spoil, toilet, voice

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Set 4 – Long OO

  • 15 words
  • 2-page PDF
  • double line border to distinguish from short oo words

Word list:
boot, food, hoop, hoot, loop, moon, noon, roof, root, shoot, smooth, soon, spoon, tooth, zoo

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Set 5 – Long OO 2 – Featuring U_E, UE, EW

  • 14 words
  • 2-page PDF
  • double line border to distinguish from long u cards

Word list:
UE: clue, blue, glue, Sue, true
U_E: June, rude, rule, flute
EW: brew, chew, flew, grew, stew

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Set 6 – Short OO

  • 12 words
  • 2-page PDF

Word list:
book, brook, cook, foot, good, hook, hood, look, shook, stood, took, wood

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