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Study the word list: qua and squa words

After qu, the short vowel sound /o/ is usually spelled with the letter a. The sound /or/ is spelled ar.

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quality
This garden soil is good quality.
quantity
The truck held a large quantity of bricks.
quarantine
Animals from abroad must go into quarantine.
quarry
Stone for building is cut from a quarry.
quarter
We each had a quarter of the pizza.
quartz
Quartz is a hard transparent mineral.
squash
Squash the box flat before putting it in the bin.
squad
There are three new players in the squad.
squat
He lowered into a squat.
squalor
The house was in squalor.
squander
His mother worried he would squander his savings.
squadron
The squadron pilots took off together.
squabble
The brother and sister were known to squabble.

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Learn about these words in Unit 3. Spelling the consonant sounds, Part 2


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