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Unit 6H Homophones: Spelling the short vowel sounds
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Unit 6H: A 'Beat the spellchecker!' test for Unit 6 words

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Homophones for Unit 6 - Short vowel sounds

Spelling homophones, short vowel soundsSpelling homophones...
...the words the computer spellchecker will not spot.

This unit tests you on homophones with the short vowel sounds:

long vowel sounds - learning vowels
alligator
long vowel sounds - learning vowels
elephant
long vowel sounds - learning vowels
insect
long vowel sounds - learning vowels
octopus
long vowel sounds - learning vowels
umbrella


think back to spelling teaching These are the different ways of spelling the short vowel sounds:

word lists word lists
/ă/ - a
/ĕ/ - e, ea
/ ĭ/ - i, y
/ŏ/ - o, wa, qua
/ŭ/ - u, o, oo, ou
word lists word lists

The first two tests cover the sounds /ă/ and /ĕ/.

Choose the correct word.

Type the whole word:

I think we all pay too much tax/tacks.
John red/read a story to his son.
A small Coke costs sixty sents/cents.
When it's cold, rap/wrap up warm.
I'll meet you after this lesson/lessen.
Her horse is kept at Manor/Manner Farm.
Jack won a meddle/medal for bravery.
I have been banned/band from driving.
He wanted us to berry/bury him at sea.
I lent/leant over the fence.
She lead/led the way into the shop.
Decide whether/weather you are coming.


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"Spellzone fits in beautifully with our Scope and Sequence of Phonological Awareness and Spelling. It also aligns perfectly with the four areas of spelling knowledge and uses the Brain, Ears, Eyes approach to learning spelling."
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