Words Their Way: Ambigueous Vowels
Directions:  Put each word sort words on a small index card or piece of paper.  Mix up the words and then have your child categorize them. Discuss.  Practice writing words in ABC order, drawing or acting out words, make a board game, etc.  Use your imagination and create games to help make spelling skills strong and have fun doing it.  It makes wonderful, positive memories of school, learning, and spelling. :-)

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Word List 1: al
tall, wall, mall, talk, walk, calm, palm, bald, halt, salt, small, stall, stalk, chalk, waltz, false, scald

Word List 2: au
caught, taught, pause, sauce, fault, haunt, launch, because, fraud, haul, maul, jaunt, gaunt

Word List 3: aw
saw, paw, law, draw, claw, dawn, lawn, yawn, fawn, hawk, raw, gawk, gnaw, thaw, caw, bawl, awe, drawn, crawl, shawl, sprawl, squawk, straw, scrawl

Word List 4: o
on, off, dog, frog, log, fog, bog, hog, lost, cost, frost, boss, toss, moss, loss, cross, gloss, cloth, moth, broth, soft, loft, golf, bong, song, log, strong, throng

Word List 5: ough
cough, ought, fought, bought, thought, brought, trough

Word List 6: w + a
* was, want, wash, wand, wasp, watt, swap, swat, watch
* squash squat, squad

Word List 7: ow
how, now, cow, down, bow, wow, town, gown, brown, clown, owl, howl, sow, plow, drown, frown, crown, crowd, fowl, scowl, prowl, growl, vow

Word List 8: ou
* out, our, loud, ouch, cloud, proud, count, round, sound, found, pound, mound, bound, hound, wound, ground, house, about, mouse, foul, mouth, shout, pout, scout, snout, stout, sprout, pouch, couch, crouch, drought, doubt
* could, would, should, touch, young, cough, tough, through, rough (Oddball words for the sound pattern)

Word List 9: oo
* book, look, good, cook, took, foot, wood, hook, shook, stood. wool, crook, hood, hoof, soot, brook, nook
* too, zoo, moo, boot, root, food, mood, tool, cool, fool, pool, roof, goof, soon, noon, moon, room, zoom, boom, loom, bloom, gloom, loop, troop, whoop, scoop, school, spoon, tooth, shoot, smooth, roost, proof, stool, spook, brood

Word List 10: oi
coin, join, oil, foil, soil boil, coil, point, joint, hoist, moist, toil, broil, voice,noise, choice

Word List 11: oy
boy, toy, joy, enjoy, soy, ploy