Reading Words with a Short Vowel /o/ Sound

Contributor: Melissa LaRusso. Lesson ID: 10428

The student will have exposure to short /o/ words that follow a consonant vowel consonant pattern by using auditory skills to distinguish the individual sounds within the word.

categories

Phonics, Reading

subject
Reading
learning style
Auditory, Visual
personality style
Beaver
Grade Level
PreK/K, Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

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Audio:

When you read and write you use the short /o/ sound in many words. The short /o/ sound is the word you hear in the beginning of the word octopusCan you name a word with a short /o/ sound like the /o/ sound in octopus? Tell your teacher or parent the word you thought of and see if he or she can make a word to rhyme with it.

In this lesson you will practice reading words with a short vowel /o/ sound. Your goal is to be able to read each word correctly and write the word by listening to all of the letter sounds in the word.

To begin this lesson, watch Short /o/ Sound - Phonics by TurtleDiary to review the short o sound.

Next, have your teacher or parent download and print the Short /o/ Picture Cards found in the Downloadable Resources in the right-hand sidebar. Cut out the letters and the picture cards. Lay the cards out on the table in front of you.

Where is the /o/ sound?

  1. Point to the picture of the octopus.
    • Say the letter name O.
    • Next say the picture name.
    • Now say the short /o/ sound.
    • Stretch the /o/ sound in the word octopus by saying ooooctopus.
  2. Point to the picture of the otter.
    • Say the letter name O.
    • Next say the picture name.
    • Now say the short /o/ sound.
    • Stretch the /o/ sound in the word otter by saying oooootter.
  3. Point to the picture of the ostrich.
    • Say the letter name O.
    • Next say the picture name.
    • Now say the short /o/ sound.
    • Stretch the /o/ sound in the word ostrich by saying oooostrich.
  4. Point to the picture of the pot.
    • Say the letter name O.
    • Next say the picture name.
    • Now say the short /o/ sound.
    • Where do you hear the short /o/ sound in this word?
    • Stretch the /o/ sound in the middle of the word pot by saying poooot.

Segmenting the Sounds in Words

Have your teacher or parent download and print the Short /o/ Segmenting Words Graphic Organizer (Downloadable Resources). Cut out the picture cards. Lay the cards and the segmenting mat out on the table in front of you.

  1. Begin with the picture of the pot.
    • Say “pot”.
    • Now say the beginning sound in pot, /p/.
    • Next say the middle sound in pot, /o/.
    • Next say the ending sound in pot /t/.
  2. Try saying the sounds again using the Segmenting Words Graphic Organizer.
    • As you say each sound move a penny onto the mat.
    • First slide a penny into the beginning block as you say /p/.
    • Slide a penny into the middle block as you say /o/.
    • Slide a penny into the last block as you say /t/.
  3. Moving the pennies onto the mat from beginning to end as you say each sound will help you to hear and visualize each sound in the word.
    • How many sounds does the word pot have?
    • The word pot has three sounds.
  4. Now try saying the sounds in dog.
    • How many sounds do you hear in the word dog? Yes, there are three sounds in the word dog.
  5. Repeat this procedure for the picture cards log and jog.

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