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Applying the spellings 'or', 'oor', 'au' and 'aw' in familiar words

I can spell words containing four representations of the ‘or’ phoneme: 'or', 'oor', 'au' and 'aw'.

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Applying the spellings 'or', 'oor', 'au' and 'aw' in familiar words

I can spell words containing four representations of the ‘or’ phoneme: 'or', 'oor', 'au' and 'aw'.

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Key learning points

  1. ‘aw’ is a representation of the 'or' phoneme that often comes at the end of a word and sometimes in the middle.
  2. ‘oor’ is a representation of the 'or' phoneme that sometimes comes at the end of a word.
  3. The proper noun 'August' is spelt using a capital letter.
  4. How to spell the common exception words: busy, sure and sugar.

Common misconception

Autumn can also be assumed to have a capital letter, as the name of a season.

Explain that convention is generally not to capitalise the names of the seasons.

Keywords

  • Digraph - two letters that represent one sound

  • Trigraph - three letters that represent one sound

  • Proper noun - a naming word that does need capitalisation

  • Word family - a group of words common in feature, pattern or meaning

Ensure the children know the meaning of unfamiliar words that you explore in the lesson.
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6 Questions

Q1.
Pick the spelling that matches the sentence. He sent a letter to his mother, __________ Ali.
misus
Correct answer: Mrs
Msr
msrs
Q2.
Select the proper noun from the list.
launch pad
author
Correct answer: August
sauce
Q3.
Choose the 'or' spellings that match the words.
Correct Answer:sort,or

or

Correct Answer:paw,aw

aw

Correct Answer:pause,au

au

Correct Answer:door,oor

oor

Q4.
Which of these are the common spellings of the or sound?
Correct answer: au
Correct answer: oor
Correct answer: aw
oe
ai
Q5.
Correct the spelling in bold in the following sentence: I like to have tomato sorce on my pasta.
sors
Correct answer: sauce
saus
soorce
Q6.
Where does the 'oor' spelling generally go in a word?
Correct answer: at the end
at the beginning
in the middle

6 Questions

Q1.
Pick the spelling that matches the sentence: The teacher was very __________ that day.
busee
bizy
Correct answer: busy
bizee
bisy
Q2.
Pick the spelling that matches the sentence: Are you __________ you don't need a coat?
shoor
shure
Correct answer: sure
sher
ser
Q3.
Choose the 'or' spellings that match the words.
Correct Answer:important,or

or

Correct Answer:author,au

au

Correct Answer:outdoors,oor

oor

Correct Answer:sawdust,aw

aw

Q4.
Choose the correct spelling for the world in bold in the following sentence: The season after summer is ortum.
autum
ortum
Correct answer: autumn
Q5.
Correct the spelling in bold in the following sentence: I wake up at seven in the moornig each day.
murning
mawning
Correct answer: morning
mornig
Q6.
Correct the spelling in bold in the following sentence: The orther of the book was Roald Dahl.
Correct Answer: author