Spelling the long vowel sound /ō/: o-e, oa, ow, oe

Please note:
All the common words with the ow, oa and oe spellings are in the lists on page 18. However, there are too many o-e words for us to list them all. If you are unsure which spelling to choose, look in a dictionary and then add that word to your own spelling log.

Choose the correct spelling from

o-e oa ow oe

If the spelling is o-e you will also need a consonant e.g. rope


Work out which letters are missing then type the whole word.



To sm___ can be bad for your health.
Our car got stuck in a narr___ lane.
I'm sorry, I don't kn___ your name.
I keep sneezing and my thr___t is sore.
I'll call you again tomorr___.
He won the golf match by one str___.
The cat appr___ched its prey very softly.
There's no-one like him in the wh___ world.
I wrote a short n___ to my friend.
The evening sun cast a long shad___.
Dig up the garden weeds with a h___.
A robber st___ my wallet.


 


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