Spelling the short vowel sounds: e, ea, o, or u?

Think back - help with spelling rules Remember, you can hear the short vowel sounds at the start of these words:
long vowel sounds - learning vowels
alligator
long vowel sounds - learning vowels
elephant
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insect
long vowel sounds - learning vowels
octopus
long vowel sounds - learning vowels
umbrella


Often, dictionaries will use a breve above the letter to mark the short vowels:

ă ĕ ĭ ŏ ŭ

Mostly, we use one letter for a short vowel sound. This unit tells you more about words that need another letter.

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Unit 6, Part 1: Spelling the short vowel sounds

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