Long O and Short O Resources

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Easter Sight Words #1
Easter Sight Words #1
Worksheet
Easter Sight Words #1
Your kid might want to write about colorful eggs this Easter, but first he'll need to spell the word. Help your child write the word "eggs" with this worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Find the Long Vowel Words #1
Find the Long Vowel Words #1
Worksheet
Find the Long Vowel Words #1
Children will identify and circle the words that use long vowels, then match words to vowels, in this colorful phonics worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Oi Phoneme
Oi Phoneme
Worksheet
Oi Phoneme
Review your vowel phoneme with this worksheet that focuses on the "oi" phoneme.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Missing Vowels: Practice Reading and Writing
Missing Vowels: Practice Reading and Writing
Worksheet
Missing Vowels: Practice Reading and Writing
To complete this worksheet your first grader will need to look at the different pictures, and write the vowels that are missing in their names.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Word Search: Railroad
Word Search: Railroad
Worksheet
Word Search: Railroad
All aboard! Hidden in this word search are words associated with the railroad. Challenge your child to see how many of them he can find.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Word Construction
Word Construction
Worksheet
Word Construction
Have some phonics fun in the word construction zone! Sound out each word to figure out the beginning and ending letters.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Long Vowel Words
Long Vowel Words
Worksheet
Long Vowel Words
If your first grader needs help differentiating between short and long o, this worksheet can help.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Play Letter-Sound Hopscotch!
Play Letter-Sound Hopscotch!
Activity
Play Letter-Sound Hopscotch!
Play hopscotch with numbers, but also with letters, to get kids ready for reading.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Bowling for Phonics
Bowling for Phonics
Activity
Bowling for Phonics
Help your first grader gain new reading skills in this fun, homemade phonics game that the whole family can enjoy!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
We Are We Book
We Are We Book
Story
We Are We Book
Short and long vowels team up for the short story about two friends that have a whole bunch of items with vowels in them.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Story

Long O and Short O Resources

All vowels are expressed with either a long or short sound. New students may struggle with which one to use in different circumstances. The eclectic worksheets, online games, hands-on activities, and other resources are there to support new readers as they build a solid understanding of the basics.
Each letter makes its own sound. However, you will have to teach students that that’s not always the case. While some words are phonetically irregular, some letters themselves make different sounds based on the letters around them. Vowels, like the letter o, can produce at least two sounds: the short vowel sound and the long vowel sound.
The short o makes the vowel sound of o, as in cop, flop, bop, and shop. The long o makes the sound of the name of the vowel as in cope, mope, tote, and show. The letter o also has an alternative short sound that sounds like a short u sound as in son, done, come, and love.
There are rules you can teach to help students determine which sound the vowel should make in a particular word:
  • If a word only has one syllable and the vowel comes at the beginning, it will make the short vowel sound as in on and ox.
  • If the vowel is the only vowel and it falls between consonants, it will typically make a short vowel sounds as in pop and hot.
  • When a word ends in a silent e, the vowel in the middle will be long as in rope and scope.
  • When a word contains a pair of vowels, or a vowel diagraph, the first vowel will make its long sound, the second vowel is silent as in coat.

Using the resources provided by Education.com above can help student understand the unique rules associated with long and short o sounds.