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Applying the spellings 'oo', 'ew' and 'u-e' in familiar words

I can spell words containing three representations of the ‘oo’ phoneme: 'oo', 'ew' and 'u-e'.

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Applying the spellings 'oo', 'ew' and 'u-e' in familiar words

I can spell words containing three representations of the ‘oo’ phoneme: 'oo', 'ew' and 'u-e'.

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Key learning points

  1. ‘ew’ is a representation of the 'oo' phoneme that often comes at the end of a word.
  2. The 'oo' phoneme can be pronounced in two ways: 'oo' and 'yoo'.
  3. How to spell the common exception words: put and Christmas.

Common misconception

Put and Christmas are common exception words.

Point out the naughty letter 'u' in put and 't' in Christmas. The root word 'Christ' is in Christmas, but it's pronounced differently.

Keywords

  • Diagraph - two letters that represent one sound

  • Split digraph - has a letter that comes between the two letters in a digraph like in "make" where the "k" separates the digraph "ae"

  • Proper noun - : A proper noun is a specific name given to a particular person, place, or thing, such as "John," "London," or "Eiffel Tower."

  • Exception - spellings or words that do not follow usual spelling patterns

Ensure to quickly gloss any unfamiliar vocabulary (or show an image), such as shrewd or chute. You can adapt or add other 'oo', 'ew' and 'u-e' words to the lists that you want to focus on for spelling.
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6 Questions

Q1.
How many syllables are in the word chewing?
1
Correct answer: 2
3
4
Q2.
Choose two words that contain the root word hoot.
Correct answer: hooted
Correct answer: hooting
boot
huge
Q3.
Match the word to the spelling it uses for the 'oo' sound.
Correct Answer:pool,oo

oo

Correct Answer:news,ew

ew

Correct Answer:tube,u-e

u-e

Q4.
Choose the three common spellings of the oo sound.
Correct answer: oo
Correct answer: u-e
ir
Correct answer: ew
ee
Q5.
Pick the spelling that matches the sentence: I __________ help others.
shud
Correct answer: should
shuld
shood
Q6.
Correct the spelling in bold in the following sentence: I squeezed my toothpaste out of its tyoob.
Correct Answer: tube

6 Questions

Q1.
Select the correct spelling to match the sentence: __________ that down!
poot
puit
putt
Correct answer: put
Q2.
Select the correct spelling to match the sentence: I can't wait for the __________ holiday.
Correct answer: Christmas
christmas
Cristmas
Chrismas
Q3.
Choose the 'oo' spellings that match the words.
Correct Answer:shrewd,ew

ew

Correct Answer:mute,u-e

u-e

Correct Answer:gloom,oo

oo

Q4.
Correct the spelling in bold in the following sentence: The bird floo across the field.
Correct Answer: flew
Q5.
Correct the spelling in bold in the following sentence: I used a brume to sweep the floor.
Correct Answer: broom
Q6.
Correct the spelling in bold in the following sentence: The skyscraper was a hyoog building.
Correct Answer: huge