Word Sorts and Activities 

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In this article are words that have the /ou/ sound.  This can be represented by ou or by ow.  Have your students look for words in the article that have the /ou/ sound.  They should give you the words power, now, town, out, and around. Write these words on the board and elicit the two ways to spell /ou/.  Lead students to the understanding that the /ou/ sound is usually written ou when it is not the last sound in a syllable. (Closed syllable)  The sound /ou/ is written ow when it is the last sound in the syllable. (Open syllable)  Town is an exception.  Then give each student a sort containing the following words:

power around
flower council
shower mouthwash
coward devour
drowsy foundry
rowdy county
dowdy scoundrel
vowel doubtful


Play “Picture It” with the new words.  You may want to only play with the /ou/ words or you may add these words to your previous deck.  This depends on the level and needs of your students.

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