Spelling list: aw words

One of the four ways of spelling the /or/ sound is with the letters aw. While there is no hard and fast rule for when the or sound is spelled this way, the letters aw are often used before the letters l and n (like in ‘crawl’ or ‘dawn’. This list looks at a few aw words.

translate:
raw Store raw meat away from cooked meat.
claw The bear's claw is razor sharp.
draw I won a thousand dollars in the draw.
thaw The deep snow will take a week to thaw.
straw The scarecrow was made from straw. *
hawk We saw the hawk hover over its prey. *
squawk We heard the parrot squawk.
dawn Dawn broke over the beautiful meadow.
fawn A young deer is called a fawn.
lawn Mow the lawn before it rains.
pawn A pawn is the small piece in a chess game.
yawn Tiredness makes you yawn.
drawn A line was drawn from coner to corner.
prawn Shrimps and prawns must be cooked well.
spawn There is frog spawn in our garden pond.
crawl Our son began to crawl at the age of eight months.
trawl We will trawl the internet to find him.
shawl Grandma will make a shawl for the baby.
scrawl His handwriting is just an untidy scrawl.

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* This sentence was added by a Spellzone user.

Learn about these words in Unit 14. Spelling choices for /or/ sound: or, ore, au, aw + war


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