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Vowel Patterns
Rhyming Lists
Mixed Lists
Sentences

Entire contents © 2009 By Kathryn J. Davis
7223 Cedar Lane Drive
Germantown, TN 38138
(901) 737 -4466
All rights reserved.


Permission is hereby granted to teachers, parents, and
tutors to reproduce student materials in this book
for individual or classroom use.
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 Table of Contents 

Introduction ................................ ................................ ................................ ............... 7
Word Study Activities ................................ ................................ ............................... 9
Sentence Study Activities ................................ ................................ ........................ 10
Vowel Patterns in Alphabetical Order
a/ant ................................ ................................ ................................ ............. 11
a/apron ................................ ................................ ................................ .......... 17
a/father ................................ ................................ ................................ .......... 18
a_/across ................................ ................................ ................................ ....... 20
_a/sofa ................................ ................................ ................................ ........... 22
a_e/safe ................................ ................................ ................................ ......... 24
ai/rain ................................ ................................ ................................ ............ 32
al/salt ................................ ................................ ................................ ............. 38
alk/talk ................................ ................................ ................................ .......... 39
all/ball ................................ ................................ ................................ ........... 40
ar/barn ................................ ................................ ................................ ........... 42
ar/dollar, ar/carrot ................................ ................................ ...................... 47
au/Paul ................................ ................................ ................................ .......... 48
aw/saw ................................ ................................ ................................ .......... 54
ay/play ................................ ................................ ................................ .......... 59
e/egg ................................ ................................ ................................ ............. 62
e/emu ................................ ................................ ................................ ............. 67
e/crochet ................................ ................................ ................................ ........ 69
ea/eat ................................ ................................ ................................ ............. 71
ea/steak ................................ ................................ ................................ ......... 78
ea/head ................................ ................................ ................................ .......... 81
ear/early ................................ ................................ ................................ ........ 85
ee/feet ................................ ................................ ................................ ............ 89
e_e/these ................................ ................................ ................................ ....... 95
ei/ceiling ................................ ................................ ................................ ....... 99
ei/veil ................................ ................................ ................................ ........... 102
eigh/sleigh ................................ ................................ ................................ .. 106
er/her ................................ ................................ ................................ ........... 107
eu/neutron, eu/Europe ................................ ................................ ............ 111
ew/flew, ew/few ................................ ................................ ....................... 113
ey/key ................................ ................................ ................................ .......... 116
ey/they ................................ ................................ ................................ ........ 118
i/in ................................ ................................ ................................ ........... 119
i/island ................................ ................................ ................................ ........ 125
i/pizza ................................ ................................ ................................ .......... 127
i/onion ................................ ................................ ................................ ......... 128
ie/pie ................................ ................................ ................................ ........... 129

ie/shield ................................ ................................ ................................ ....... 130
i_e/pine ................................ ................................ ................................ ....... 135
igh/night ................................ ................................ ................................ ..... 142
ild/child ................................ ................................ ................................ ....... 144
ind/find ................................ ................................ ................................ ....... 145
ir/bird ................................ ................................ ................................ .......... 146
o/ox ................................ ................................ ................................ ........... 151
o/ocean ................................ ................................ ................................ ........ 156
o/to ................................ ................................ ................................ ........... 159
o/son ................................ ................................ ................................ ........... 150
oa/boat ................................ ................................ ................................ ........ 161
oe/toe ................................ ................................ ................................ ........... 166
o_e/home ................................ ................................ ................................ .... 167
o_e/love ................................ ................................ ................................ ....... 174
oi/oil ................................ ................................ ................................ ........... 175
old/gold ................................ ................................ ................................ ...... 180
olk/yolk ................................ ................................ ................................ ....... 182
oll/troll ................................ ................................ ................................ ........ 183
olt/bolt ................................ ................................ ................................ ......... 185
oo/book ................................ ................................ ................................ ....... 186
oo/moon ................................ ................................ ................................ ...... 190
oor/door ................................ ................................ ................................ ...... 196
or/horse ................................ ................................ ................................ ....... 198
or/mirror, or/sorry ................................ ................................ ................... 203
other/mother ................................ ................................ .............................. 205
ou/ouch ................................ ................................ ................................ ....... 206
ou/soup ................................ ................................ ................................ ....... 211
ou/country ................................ ................................ ................................ .. 214
ou/shoulder ................................ ................................ ................................ 216
ought/bought ................................ ................................ ............................. 219
ould/should ................................ ................................ ................................ 220
our/pour, our/journal ................................ ................................ .............. 221
ow/cow ................................ ................................ ................................ ....... 225
ow/snow ................................ ................................ ................................ ..... 230
oy/boy ................................ ................................ ................................ ......... 233
qua_/quarrel ................................ ................................ ............................... 234
squa_/squash ................................ ................................ .............................. 235
swa_/swan ................................ ................................ ................................ .. 238
u/up ................................ ................................ ................................ ........... 239
u/uniform, u/tulip ................................ ................................ .................... 245
u/push ................................ ................................ ................................ ......... 246
ue/glue, ue/cue ................................ ................................ ......................... 251
u_e/flute, u_e/cube ................................ ................................ ................... 254

ui/fruit ................................ ................................ ................................ ......... 260
ur/purse ................................ ................................ ................................ ...... 262
wa_/wasp ................................ ................................ ................................ .... 267
wor/worm ................................ ................................ ................................ ... 269
y/my ................................ ................................ ................................ ........... 271
y/candy ................................ ................................ ................................ ....... 274
y/gymnastics ................................ ................................ .............................. 279
ye/rye ................................ ................................ ................................ .......... 281
y_e/type ................................ ................................ ................................ ...... 282

 Notes 

Introduction

This book includes word lists, rhyming lists, and sentence pages to help stu-
dents learn the vowel patterns found in the text of beginning reading material. Stu-
dents learn the sound for each pattern by studying a key word and picture, and then
use this sound to read new words and sentences. Students may also spell the words or
sentences from dictation. This will help to cement the pattern in the student’s mem-
ory.
Rhyming lists can be very helpful for students who are learning to read be-
cause it helps them look beyond single letter units. The student learns to recognize a
word “chunk,” consisting of the vowel pattern and any consonants that follow. In
teaching jargon, this part of the word is called the “rime.” By substituting different
consonants at the beginning of these word chunks, the student can read many new
words easily. The beginning consonant or consonants in a word are called the “onset.”
In this book, the rime chunks for each phonogram pattern are listed on houses
grouped together on a page. The student should read the rime chunks from the houses
before attempting to read the word lists that follow. The teacher should model as
needed.
The rhyming words are listed in columns, so that the identical rhyming chunks
in each list are aligned vertically, one below the other. This emphasizes the fact that
the ending chunk in every word in a list is the same. Reading the rhyming lists will
help the student to understand the relationship between visual letter patterns and the
oral pronunciation of words.
Word lists for most of the vowel patterns are also repeated as non -rhyming
lists. This can be an alternate starting point for studying the pattern, or can be used as
a follow -up after students have practiced reading the rhyming lists.
Some of the sound patterns found in the trade books don’t lend themselves to
rhyming lists. Others do rhyme, but there are very few words with the rhyming pat-
tern. These patterns are presented as non -rhyming lists only.
Some words are marked with a small x above one of the letters. Explain to the
student that this indicates that the marked letter is silent, and should not be pro-
nounced. For example, in the word lamb, a small x is placed above the b.
Sometimes, a letter or group of letters in a word doesn’t represent the expected
sound. Words containing letters which “break the rules” are marked with an asterisk.
Be sure to model the correct pronunciation of this type of word when introducing it to
the student.
In some words, a small letter is placed above a pattern to indicate that its pro-
nunciation will be different from the expected sound. For example, in the word said ,
an e is placed above the ai, to represent the short e sound.
The sentences for patterns that are likely to be taught first are the easiest to
read. Sentences for patterns that are less common, and likely to be introduced later,
are more challenging.
This volume is meant to be used as a reference manual, from which the desired
patterns can be selected by the teacher. The vowel patterns are arranged in alphabeti-
cal order, to make it easy for the teacher to find the pages needed. The order of intro-
duction of the patterns will vary, depending on the material being read by the student.

The teacher should introduce the patterns that are currently needed. Other patterns
should be saved until they are encountered in stories or articles that students read.
Students learn best when they can connect the skills they are learning with a lar-
ger overall scheme. Relate each pattern to a word, poem, or story, and reinforce it with
an activity or project. For instance, when teaching the pattern igh as in night , read
Hildilid’s Night or The Berenstain Bears Get In A Fight aloud. Write night or fight on
the board and point out the igh pattern in the word. In addition, you may want to study
animals that sleep during the day and stay awake at night, and have the student make a
booklet about them. Or you may want to have students study concepts related to light
by working with flashlights, mirrors, and prisms.
The material in this volume may be used in conjunction with any other reading
program, to provide extra practice with vowel patterns as needed. It is recommended,
however, that the teacher give guidance and support during the initial reading of each set
of words and sentences, to help with comprehension and decoding.

Word Study Activities

1. Have students fold a piece of blank paper into sixths or eighths. Display words
for the students to copy. They should write one word in each box on the paper
and illustrate it. Advanced students can write sentences in each box.
2. Make a file folder game for students to use individually or in pairs. Use brightly
colored file folders. Choose words from the list for a phonogram pattern recently
taught. Glue small pictures illustrating the words in the folder. (These can be
copied from the letter pattern worksheets from Sound City Reading.) Purchase a
small specialty notepad. These can be purchased in school supply stores with
various designs, such as boats, animals, barns, flowers, and so on. Write one
word on each figure. Glue the figures to poster board and cut them out. Lami-
nate both the folder and the figures. The student will read each word and place it
on the correct picture in the file folder. It is helpful to make a file folder game
for each phonogram that is studied. A student can use the folder independently,
with a partner, or with the teacher.
3. Post some of the words and have the students write each word in a sentence.
4. Let the students choose a single word to use as a theme, and write a story or es-
say related to the word. Share the stories.
5. Post a list of words and have the students write a story containing as many of the
words as possible. Share the stories.
6. Post a list of words and have the students draw a picture showing as many of the
words as possible. For example a beach scene could show: a sh ell, a sh ark,
sh ade under an umbrella, etc.) The student should use the posted words to label
the items in the picture.
7. Make a set of sorting cards. Choose the desired vowel pattern, and write each
word on a separate card. Have the students sort the cards, using classifications
such as rhyming words, parts of speech, or various other categories.
8. Use the letter pattern worksheets from Sound City Reading. The worksheets give
extra practice with many of the most common consonant and vowel patterns.
Students match words and pictures, and copy words under the correct pictures.
9. Use the phonogram patterns to create weekly spelling lists.
10. Use a computer program to create crossword puzzles and word search puzzles for
the words on a phonogram list. Have the students do the puzzles. Or have stu-
dents create their own puzzles.
11. Write words from a phonogram list on separate slips of paper. Have each child
select a slip and pantomime the word. The rest of the class guesses the word.
12. Have students take turns spelling words from a phonogram list by positioning
their bodies to form the shape of each letter in sequence.
13. Select words from a list. Write each word on a separate unlined index card using
colored markers. Write the vowel pattern being studied in a bright color, and the
remaining letters in black. Have students take turns reading the cards. Students
may hold any cards that they read correctly.

Sentence Study Activities

1) Copy the sentence pages onto transparencies to use with an overhead projector
for working with an entire class. Uncover one sentence at a time for the class to
read in unison.
2) Write the sentences on class size chart pads for use with a large group. Use a
pointer to help students track the words.
3) Type the pages in large print on horizontal sheets of legal size paper, putting
two or three sentences on a page. Punch holes in the top and make into a flip
book to use with a group. Use pastel colored paper to prevent the sheets under-
neath from showing through.
4) Make enough copies of the sentences on a copy machine for each student to
have a personal copy. Have students take turns reading the sentences aloud,
then have the class read the sentences in unison. This can also be done in
smaller reading groups.
5) Have students take turns reading the sentences to each other in pairs.
6) Have students pick a favorite sentence to illustrate. They should write the sen-
tence at the bottom of a blank sheet of paper and draw a picture to go with it.
Display these in the classroom or staple together to make a class booklet.
7) Have students choose a sentence to use for creative writing. The student will
create a story or essay that contains the sentence. Have the student illustrate the
story and read it out loud to the class.
8) Make a learning center using the sentences. Write or type the sentences on
cards or strips. Draw simple pictures to illustrate the sentences on separate in-
dex cards. Have the students match each sentence with a picture.
9) Write a set of sentences on sentence strips. Put each sentence on a different
color strip. Cut apart the strips, so that each word is on a separate piece. Ar-
range the words in a pocket chart, out of order. Have students arrange one sen-
tence at a time so that it reads correctly.
10) Create a reading worksheet. Type each sentence, leaving blanks for the words
containing the new sound pattern. List the missing words in a chart at the top of
the page. Make a copy for each student. The student should read the sentences
and fill in each blank with the correct word. This can be quite challenging for
students!

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a
ant
am hat bad
at cap bat
sad fat map
can man had
sat dad cat
nap Pat ran

and fast drat
sand past grass
land

flag

ant swam
ask can’t plant

stand
raft camp

Basic List

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_an
_as _ax _ad
_ab _ag _ap
_am _at
a
ant
_al _ass _aff _ack

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fan plan cat scat
can Stan bat spat
tan bran fat flat
ran Fran hat slat
ban scan mat brat
Jan span pat splat
man clan rat drat
Nan

sat

pan

tat

van

vat

Dan

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ham slam cap snap
dam clam map slap
jam gram nap clap
Pam swam lap flap
Sam scam tap trap
ram cram sap strap
tam dram gap scrap
yam tram yap

cam

zap

lam

rap

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bag stag tab crab
rag snag nab stab
tag flag gab scab
wag brag dab slab
sag drag jab blab
gag crag lab flab
hag swag cab grab
lag slag

drab
nag

zag staff gas pal

gaff * as gal
jazz add
* has Al

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dad grass back wax
bad lass sack tax
mad bass Jack fax
sad mass lack lax
had sass pack flax
pad class rack

fad pass tack

lad glass track

glad brass crack

clad crass slack

Brad

snack


stack

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ā
apron
ra ven raven
ha ven haven
ta ken taken
a men amen
ba gel bagel
la tex latex
ba sic basic
ba sis basis
ba sin basin
Da vid David
ha zel hazel
na vel navel
la bel label

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a father
father ha ha
mama blah
papa pajamas
grandpa lava
grandma drama
llama pecan
spa

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a father
My father likes to cook.

Papa sang a funny song. Ha ha ha !

Blah ! I feel tired today.

We like to go for a walk with grandpa.

A mama cat keeps her kittens clean.

Grandma will make some soup for us.

We will have pecan pie for dessert.

I will wear my red pajamas tonight.

The lava was glowing as it went down the
hill.

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a_
away agree awake
around alive across
asleep allow assist
along amaze ago
among alike amount
alone above about
ahead afraid another
apart again against
across

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a_ across
Sam's dog ran away.

We will run around the track.

It is good to be alive.

Brave men went into battle long ago.

Do you agree with me ?

She will not allow us to fight.

This story will amaze you.

Did you stay awake all night ?

Jack will tell us about his trip.

We can walk along the path by the river.

Will you assist me with this work ?

What time did you fall asleep last night ?

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comma tuba okra
extra Cuba toga
tundra scuba cobra
panda pupa quota
Santa puma boa
villa area America
yucca idea Africa
zebra sofa Antarctica
data cola Asia
China coma Russia
tuna soda inertia
_a sofa

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_a sofa

I have some extra books for you to read.

My family will visit China this summer.

A cobra is a dangerous snake.

Zebras live in Africa.

Pandas live in China.

Don’t put your feet on the sofa.

Mom fixed tuna fish sandwiches for lunch.

Brad plays the tuba in the band.

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_are _ape
ā_e safe
_ase _ate
_ake _ane _ale _ame
_abe _ave _ade _afe

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ā_e safe
_ane _ale _ame
Jane male same
Dane pale came
lane sale tame
sane tale fame
pane bale game
bane kale lame
mane hale name
vane gale blame
plane scale frame
crane stale flame
Shane whale shame

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ā_e safe
_ake _ake _ape
bake snake ape
rake stake tape
sake flake nape
take brake gape
lake drake drape
cake quake grape
fake shake shape
Jake slake scrape
wake

milkshake

mistake

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ā_e safe
_ade _ate _ate
fade ate plate
made date grate
jade fate slate
wade gate spate
bade hate skate
spade late state
blade sate crate
glade mate

trade Nate _abe
grade pate Abe
shade rate babe

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ā_e safe
_ave _are _are
cave care spare
save dare scare
rave bare share
gave hare snare
pave mare flare
Dave rare blare
wave ware glare
slave pare compare
brave fare prepare
shave stare beware
* have * are software
e

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ā_e safe
_aze _ase 
haze base became
daze case basement
faze vase inhale
gaze

exhale
raze _afe create
blaze safe interstate
graze

safety
glaze

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safe state became hare
same brave inhale care
lake plate exhale dare
Jane trade create stare
sale snake mistake spare
tape skate escape scare
made blaze donate snare
gate grape behave square
cave flame debate
vase bathe beware
haze paste prepare
ā_e safe
_are
square

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ā_e safe
I will take the vase to Jane.
Fred ate a lot of cake.
A snake is in the grass.
Dad made a red kite.
Kay set the grapes on the plate.
Kent likes to swim in the lake.
Bob has a date, but he is late.
The fox ran into the cave.
Mr. Smith went on a plane to visit his son.

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_ait _aith _aint
_aist _aise _air
_ain _ail _aid
āi
rain

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āi
rain
_ain _ain _aid
rain stain aid
pain plain laid
lain grain maid
main brain paid
vain grain raid
gain drain braid
* again chain staid
* villain strain afraid
* chaplain sprain * said
* bargain Spain


train

e
i
i
i
i

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āi
rain
_ail _ail _air
tail snail fair
sail frail hair
nail flail lair
mail quail pair
fail

chair
wail _aint flair
tail faint stairs
jail paint

pail saint _aim
hail taint aim
bail

claim

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āi
rain
_ait  
wait Maine rainbow
bait faith abstain
gait waist acclaim
trait Maize airmail
plait waive contain
await daisy curtail

fairy despair
_aise dairy disdain
raise maiden exclaim
praise daily explain
braise rainy mermaid

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rain āi
rain braid rainbow hair
tail train airmail fair
wait snail explain pair
maid stain mermaid lair
fail paint daisy air
main waist afraid flair
sail faith contain chair
paid praise remain stairs
nail raise * again
bait quail * villain
* said chain * bargain
air
hair

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rain āi
Will it rain?

Yes, it will rain.

Can a dog wag his tail?

Yes, a dog can wag his tail.

Did Dad paint the kitchen?

Yes, Dad did paint the kitchen.

Can a snail go fast?

No, a snail can not go fast.

Will we wait on the bus?

Yes, we will wait on the bus.

Will Tom go on the train?

No, Tom will not go on the train.

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äl salt
salt bald always
malt scald almost
halt palm Walter
alter calm Waldo
halter almond walnut
Don’t put too much salt on RXUIRRG.

In an emergency, always try to stay calm.

Do you prefer walnuts or almonds?

Waldo put the halter on the horse and led it
out of the barn.

That water is scalding hot.

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älk talk
talk walk stalk
balk calk chalk
We will walk around the lake.

I will talk to you after class.

The flower stalk is bent.

A tiger stalks its prey at night.

Brad will walk the dogs.

I feel happy when we talk.

Dad will calk the bathtub.

A donkey will balk if it is afraid.

Today we will draw with chalk.

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äll ball
_all _all
ball small
call stall
fall squall
tall install
hall

gall * shall
mall

pall

wall

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äll ball
all call wall
tall hall fall
ball mall small
stall * shall
A ball is round.

Tom will call Pam.

Jan will stop at the mall.

A mouse is small. But a T. Rex was tall.

Bill will sit up on the wall.

But Bill will not fall off.

The horse is in the stall.

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_arp _art _arb
_arm _arl _ark
_arf _ard _ar
ar barn

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ar barn
_ar _ark _art
car ark art
far bark part
tar mark cart
bar dark dart
jar lark tart
mar hark Bart
gar park start
par spark smart
star stark quart
scar Clark

spar Mark

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ar barn
_ard _arn _arf
card barn scarf
hard yarn dwarf
yard darn _arl
lard warn Carl

snarl
_arm _arp

arm harp 
farm carp target
harm tarp garden
warm warp Marvin
swarm

* dollar

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ar barn
car farm bark
far part warm
tar Mark scarf
bar yarn smart
jar card spark
star harm start
scar cart yard
arm park target
art hard garden
barn dark * are

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ar barn
Tom has a big red barn at his farm.

A black horse is in the barn.

Our dog is in the yard.

He barks at all the cats.

Mark fell off a wall and broke his arm.

Rick will park his car in the street.

Jill has fun in art class.

Mom will get red yarn at the mall.

Pam will get a warm red scarf.

The puppet contest will start at six.

Dad will plant seeds in the garden.

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ar
dollar
dollar polar carrot
collar solar parrot
beggar molar parent
nectar lunar barrel
grammar mortar carol
poplar cougar tariff
pillar tartar parish
* sugar popular Mary
ar
carrot

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_auce _auze _aunch
_aught _ault _aunt
_aut _ause _aul
äu Paul

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äu
Paul
_aul _aunt _aught
Paul aunt caught
haul haunt taught
maul taunt naught

jaunt fraught
_ault daunt

fault gaunt _aunch
vault vaunt launch

flaunt paunch
_auce

haunch
sauce

staunch

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äu
Paul
_ause  
pause saucer automobile
cause faucet Australia
because laundry pauper

naughty exhaust
_aud Laura audience
laud autumn autograph
fraud August automatic

author authentic

gauze auburn

mauve saunter

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äu
Paul
Paul pause August
haul cause autumn
aunt because author
haunt sauce Audrey
launch saucer automobile
fault faucet Australia
Laura laundry applaud

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äu
Paul
Paul will haul the rocks in his truck.
Paul will haul the junk in his truck.
Paul will haul a pig in his truck.
Paul will haul a cow in his truck.
Paul will haul the chickens in his truck.
Paul will haul some topsoil in his truck.
Paul will haul some corn in his truck.
Paul will haul some wood in his truck.
Dad will fix the water faucet.
Audrey will wash her laundry today.
Do you like taco sauce ?

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äu
Paul
Who is the author of this book ?
Mom will buy a cup and saucer.
They will launch the rocket this morning.
It is my fault that we lost the game.
I am happy because it is spring.
Kangaroos live in Australia.
We need to repaint this automobile.
Leaves fall off of the trees in autumn.
The weather is very hot in August.

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_awn _awl
_awk _aw
äw
saw

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äw
saw
_aw _aw _awn
saw claw lawn
law draw dawn
paw slaw pawn
raw thaw yawn
caw straw drawn
jaw flaw prawn
yaw

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äw
saw
_awl _awk 
bawl hawk lawyer
crawl gawk macaw
brawl squawk Pawnee
drawl

tawny
sprawl

drawer
trawl

trawler
scrawl

shawl

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saw äw
saw draw hawk
paw claw shawl
jaw slaw fawn
law straw lawn
raw thaw crawl
lawyer awning squawk
awful awesome sprawl

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saw äw
I saw a dog in a truck. The dog saw me.

I saw a pig in the shed. The pig saw me.

I saw a cat with claws. The cat saw me.

I saw a fish in the pond. The fish saw me.

I saw a fawn with spots. The fawn saw me.

I saw a horse in the grass. The horse saw
me.

I saw a sheep on the lawn. The sheep saw
me.

I can draw a dog and a cat.

He can draw a jeep and a truck.

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āy play
_ay _ay _ay
bay ray bray
day say tray
Fay way pray
gay x -ray fray
hay play gray
Jay clay stray
Kay slay spray
lay flay

may splay

nay

pay

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day play Sunday
way pray Monday
lay stay Tuesday
may clay Wednesday
say fray Thursday
hay gray Friday
ray slay Saturday
pay sway crayon
bay stray mayor
Kay spray away
Jay * says today
āy play

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Jay will go to the fair on Friday.
Will this hen lay an egg?
Kay will set the cups on the tray.
"I will spray the plants," said Tom.
The gray cat ran away.
Wayne will visit us on Sunday.
I will play with Jack today.
We will go this way.
Ray likes to play tennis.



āy play

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e egg
red get mess
let bed wet
tell yes hen
Ed well fell
egg net bet
ten pen Ted

leg men

bend tent nest
end went best

sent

help

smell
yelp


next
Basic List

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_et
_ep
_eg
_em
_ex _eb
_en _ed
_egg
e
egg
_eff _ess _ell _eck

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net hen bed sped
get men red sled
met ten led bled
let pen fed fled
pet Ben Ned Fred
jet den Ted

bet Ken wed

vet yen Ed

set glen

yet

fret

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mess bell neck leg
Bess well deck beg
less tell peck peg
bless sell speck keg
dress fell fleck Greg
press yell

dregs
tress dell

cress spell

stress smell


quell

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hem clef step flex
stem Jeff pep hex

strep Rex






web egg

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The bus trip will begin at ten.

Mom will not let me get a pet.

I can not get a dog. I can not get a cat.

I can not even get a fish.

Dad will let me swim in the pond.

Jim is sad. He can not swim.

Bob can run fast.

He will be glad if he wins.
ē emu
be she even
we zero begin
me hero began

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ē
emu
e ven even
e vil evil
e dict edict
be gin begin
be gan began
be gun begun
ze ro zero
he ro hero
de cal decal
he lix helix
re act react
re bus rebus
Ve nus Venus
re lax relax
se rum serum

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crochet
croquet chalet sachet
bouquet ballet ricochet
parquet cabaret attaché
fillet gourmet appliqué
buffet crochet plié

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e
crochet
Mom will crochet a warm winter cap for
me.

Anita goes to ballet class every week.

There were many delicious foods at the
buffet.

The boys and girls enjoyed playing croquet
on the lawn.

We will stay at a chalet in the mountains
on our vacation.

I will order the fish fillet for dinner.

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_eat _ease
ea eat
_eave _east
_eam _ear _ean _eap
_ead _eal _eaf _eak

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ea eat
_eat _ear _eal
eat hear seal
seat near meal
beat tear deal
feat sear zeal
heat year real
meat dear peal
peat hear teal
neat rear veal
treat smear steal
wheat spear squeal
pleat clear

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ea eat
_ea _ean _eak
sea bean beak
pea mean leak
tea lean peak
flea dean teak
plea wean weak

Jean speak
_eap clean sneak
leap glean bleak
heap

streak
reap _eaf squeak

leaf

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ea eat
_ead _eam _ease
read seam lease
lead ream crease
bead team grease
plead beam ease

dream tease
_east gleam please
least cream

beast stream _eave
yeast scream leave
feast steam weave
east

heave

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ea eat
 
leash disease
beacon beard
reason weary
season dreary
teacup heath
eaten treaty
leader leaky
beautiful easy
treatment easily


z
e
z
e
e
z
z
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ea eat
tea heat ear
sea read dear
pea mean hear
eat dream near
leaf feast fear
beat speak clear
meal steal spear
seat scream beard
meat flea
real please
leash grease
ear
ear

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ea
eat
1. Please eat your meat and your peas.
2. Will you read this book to me ?
3. I hear with my ears.
4. We will leave the house at ten.
5. My dog has fleas.
6. Sam and I will help Dad rake the leaves.
7. I will speak to Mrs. King today.
8. Mom fixed a very good meal for us !
9. Our puppy can walk on a leash.
10. Don’t be mean to him !
11. The elf had a long white beard and a red
cap.

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_eat _eah
_ear _eak

steak

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_eak _ear
steak bear
break tear

wear
_eat pear
great swear

_eah

yeah


eā steak

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steak
steak bear swear
break tear
great wear
yeah pear
I will wear my red dress to the play.
Dad will cook the steak on the grill.
How did you break the window ?
We all had a great time at the party.
We saw a black bear at the zoo.
A pear is a good snack.
Do not tear the paper.
ear
bear

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ea
head
_ead _eaf _eant _ealm
_eapt _east _eat _eaven
_eather _eater _eath _ealth

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ea
head
_ead _eather 
head leather ready
read weather really
lead feather heavy
dead Heather healthy
bread

wealthy
tread _eaven stealthy
dread heaven steady
spread leaven sweaty
thread

deadly
ahead

instead

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ea
head
head dead spread
read deaf meant
bread breath sweat
weath er weather
feath er feather
break fast breakfast
mead ow meadow
health y healthy
wealth y wealthy
read y ready
sweat er sweater
in stead instead
a head ahead

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ea
head
Beth read a lot of books last summer.
The plants got too dry. They are dead.
Mom will spread the butter on the bread.
Are we ready to go now?
We will go after breakfast.
I hope we will go to the park instead of the
mall.
Our house is just ahead.
I found a yellow feather in the grass.
The weather is windy and wet today.
Jane has a pretty blue sweater.
The grass is green in the meadow.

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_earch _earse _earn
_earth _earl _eard
ear early

86 © 2009 by Kathryn J. Davis Vowel Patterns
ear
early
_earl _earn 
earl earn heard
pearl yearn search

learn research

early
_earse _earth earnest
hearse earth earnestly
rehearse dearth

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ear
early
What will we learn about in school today?

You can earn a lot of cash if you work hard.

I heard a new song on the radio.

We will search for the lost kitten.

Try to come to school early every day.

How large is the earth ?

We will rehearse for the play at four o'clock.

A pearl could be in this seashell.
early heard earnest
earth learn rehearse
earn search pearl

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ear ir wor
early
The early bird catches the worm.
bird worm

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_eef _eem
_ee
ēe feet
_eel _eep
_eek
_eese
_een _eet _eed
_eeze

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ēe feet
_ee _eed _eep
see need deep
bee feed jeep
tee seed keep
fee deed beep
wee heed weep
Lee reed peep
tree weed seep
free speed steep
flee steed sleep
glee bleed sweep
three greed creep

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ēe feet
_eek _eel _een
week eel seen
meek peel teen
leek heel keen
seek reel peen
peek keel green
reek feel preen
creek steel queen
sleek

screen
Greek _eef * been

beef


reef

i

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ēe feet
_eet _eer _eem
feet deer seem
beet jeer teem
meet peer deem
sleet steer esteem
fleet sneer redeem
greet

skeet _eese _eeze
sweet geese freeze
tweet

breeze
street _eeth sneeze

teeth squeeze

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feet ēe
feet green agree cheer
week sleep redeem deer
need three esteem peer
see speed beetle jeer
keep sweep steeple leer
feel queen needle veer
beef sweet levee sheer
seem sneeze weevil steer
teen freeze coffee sneer
weep teeth decree
bee sheep degree
* been cheese teepee
eer
cheer

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feet ēe
We see a dog with big teeth.

I see a deer in the grass.

Josh will feed the dogs.

Mom will go in the jeep.

I will meet Beth at the pet shop.

This week we will go and camp in a tent.

Ron feels bad. He is sick.

I can see three sheep on the hill.

That cat has big feet.

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_eve _ete _ese
_ere _ene _eme
_eke _ede _eze
ē_e these

96 © 2009 by Kathryn J. Davis Vowel Patterns
ē_e
these
_ete _ere _eme
mete here theme
Pete mere extreme
compete sere supreme
concrete adhere 
athlete * where these
deplete * there Chinese
complete * were convene
_ede _eve benzene
Swede eve eke
stampede Eve Zeke
impede Steve trapeze
e
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97 © 2009 by Kathryn J. Davis Vowel Patterns
Pete these
theme athlete
eve Chinese
evening mere
Zeke cashmere
here complete
adhere compete
trapeze * were
concrete * where
stampede * there
ē_e
these

98 © 2009 by Kathryn J. Davis Vowel Patterns
ē_e
these
Here is a black cat.
Here is a yellow cat.
These cats can run up a tree.
Here is a big dog.
Here is a little dog.
These dogs will run after the cats.

The workmen will mix the concrete.

What is the theme of this book ?

Pete will complete his project today.

Steve is a fine athlete.

Eve likes to compete on her swim team.

Kathy’s pet is just a mere pupp.

Why did the cattle stampede ?

99 © 2009 by Kathryn J. Davis Vowel Patterns
_either _eipt _eird
_eir _eize _eik
_eive _ein _eit
ēi ceiling

100 © 2009 by Kathryn J. Davis Vowel Patterns
ēi
ceiling
_eive _either 
receive either weir
deceive neither weird
conceive

deceit
perceive _ein receipt

protein leisure

caffeine seize

sheik

ceiling

101 © 2009 by Kathryn J. Davis Vowel Patterns
ēi
ceiling
A fly landed on the ceiling.

Did you receive my letter ?

The outlaws tried to seize his farmland.

Neither my mother nor my father can go
with me.

That boy tried to deceive me.

What was that weird sound in the attic ?

I enjoy reading in my leisure time.
ceiling weird deceive
either leisure protein
neither receive caffeine
seize sheik receipt

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_eir _eign
_eint _eil _ein
ei veil
zh
_eige

103 © 2009 by Kathryn J. Davis Vowel Patterns
ei
veil
_ein _eign _eir
vein reign heir
rein deign their
skein feign theirs
* stein


_eige _eint 
beige feint reindeer

seine
_eil

surveillance
veil

inveigle

obeisant
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ei
veil
veil skein reign
rein reindeer deign
vein seine feign
their feint beige
theirs heir surveillance

105 © 2009 by Kathryn J. Davis Vowel Patterns
ei
veil
Their class will sing first.

I pulled gently on the horse’s reins.

My new slacks are beige.

The bride wore a white wedding gown and a
long veil.

The prince was the only heir to the throne.

I will need six skeins of yarn to knit a
sweater for you.

Reindeer live in the north, where it is very
cold in the winter.

106 © 2009 by Kathryn J. Davis Vowel Patterns
eigh
sleigh
sleigh eight weight
weigh eighty freight
neigh eighteen * height
inveigh neighbor * sleight
We like to ride in a sleigh in the snow.
The horse neighed when we came to the barn.
She will weigh the baby every week.
Our neighbors are out of town.
A freight train can carry lumber and coal.
There are eight apples in the bowl.
We found eighteen red maple leaves.
What is the weight of that big pumpkin ?

107 © 2009 by Kathryn J. Davis Vowel Patterns
_ern _ert _erb
_erm _erse _erk
_erf _erd _er
er her

108 © 2009 by Kathryn J. Davis Vowel Patterns
er her
_er _erse _ert
her verse pert
per terse Bert
* were

_erk _erb _erf
jerk verb serf
perk Herb

clerk herb _erm

term
_ern _erth berm
fern berth _erd
stern

herd

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let ter letter berry
lad der ladder ferry
sum mer summer merry
but ter butter cherry
gut ter gutter heron
sis ter sister error
riv er river terror
ev er ever terrible
nev er never periscope
af ter after strawberry
un der under blackberry
o ver over raspberry
loc ker locker herring
dress er dresser Jerry
* an swer answer Sherry
er
berry
er
her

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er her
Butter melts if it gets hot.

Jan will plant a fern under the tree.

We saw a herd of sheep at the farm.

Can we swim in the river ?

After we swim, we will rest.

Supper will be at six.

Will Dad ever let us get a dog ?

No, he will never let us get a pet.

Dad went up the ladder to fix the gutter.

Bert can jump over the high bar at the track.

I saw his sister at the mall.

Her mom paid the clerk.

I will send her a letter.

111 © 2009 by Kathryn J. Davis Vowel Patterns
Europe lieutenant neutral
feud lieu neuron
feudal deuce neutron
pseudo neuter queue
rheumatic sleuth euchre
maneuver streusel Eugene
eulogy eureka leukemia
neurotic neuritis neuroses
neutrino teutonic milieu
Zeus

eū Europe neutron

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eū Europe neutron
Europe is a continent that is west of Asia.

Mom baked apple streusel for dessert.

Eureka ! I think I’ve got it !

It will take a famous sleuth to solve this
mystery.

The lieutenant directed the soldiers to
prepare for battle maneuvers.

Eugene is hoping to discover a cure for
leukemia.

Rheumatic fever is a dangerous disease.

Those two families have been in a feud for
many years.

I wish to remain neutral about this
argument.

113 © 2009 by Kathryn J. Davis Vowel Patterns
ew
few
new crew
flew shrew
grew threw
knew jewelry
blew sewer
drew Andrew
chew Lewis
stew mildew
* sew few
* sewing cashew
flew

114 © 2009 by Kathryn J. Davis Vowel Patterns
ew
few
_ew _ew  
dew flew jewel
few blew jewelry
hew stew Newton
mew spew crewel
new grew sewer
pew drew cashew
view brew Andrew

crew Lewis
* sew strew mildew

threw


flew
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115 © 2009 by Kathryn J. Davis Vowel Patterns
ew
few flew
Kate has some new shoes.
The birds flew to the large oak tree.
I knew he would want to go with us.
Sally drew a large dog and a small cat.
Dogs like to chew on bones.
You may eat a few grapes.
Greg works at a jewelry store.
We had beef stew for supper.
Sam threw the ball across home plate.
The flowers grew tall in the warm sun.
The wind blew the leaves across the yard.

116 © 2009 by Kathryn J. Davis Vowel Patterns
ēy
key
key chimney Audrey
donkey whiskey Bradley
monkey jersey Jeffrey
money turkey paisley
honey surrey baloney
alley parsley odyssey
galley barley journey
valley trolley medley
jockey volleyball hackney
hockey kidney curtsey

117 © 2009 by Kathryn J. Davis Vowel Patterns
ēy
key
A donkey is not as tall as a horse.

The river is in a valley between those hills.

Ron lost the key to his locker.

We will go downtown on the trolley.

We found a stray cat in the alley.

Mom will add parsley to the soup.

Bradley will play volleyball tonight.

His group has red jerseys.

Audrey likes to have a baloney sandwich for
lunch.

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ey they
they hey convey
hey

prey obey
Hey! This is not the right way to go.

Jim will obey his mom and dad.

Kids like to play.

They like to run and jump.

They like to find bugs in the grass.

They like to slide.

119 © 2009 by Kathryn J. Davis Vowel Patterns
i in
in mix did
if pig fix
it hill bit
big miss kid
six Bill Jim
hit him sit
will sip fill

fit


list lift wind

milk spill trip

still slip
Basic List

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_it

_ix
_in
_ib
_ig _id
_im _ip
_is
i
in
_ick _iss _ill _iff

121 © 2009 by Kathryn J. Davis Vowel Patterns
sit split zip skip
bit grit tip snip
lit flit hip slip
kit skit rip flip
hit slit lip clip
fit quit dip blip
pit spit sip drip
wit

yip grip
nit

pip trip

kip strip

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him swim rib miss
Tim slim bib kiss
Jim trim fib hiss
Kim brim nib bliss
dim skim crib Swiss
vim grim glib


prim


is quiz mitt skiff
his

tiff

fizz

miff

sniff

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pin fix lid pig
fin six kid big
win mix hid dig
tin nix bid wig
sin

rid fig
bin

did jig
kin

skid zig
spin

slid rig
skin

grid gig
grin

twig
twin

brig

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kick trick fill dill
lick stick will bill
pick click hill quill
sick brick gill still
Rick flick mill spill
Dick slick pill skill
Nick prick sill grill
quick crick kill drill
tick

till twill
wick

Jill swill

Bill frill

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i island
I hi pint

Hi ! I am Sam.
I can run fast.
I can swim.
I can jump.
I can help.
I can rest.

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island
i tem item
i con icon
i bex ibex
i bis ibis
di et diet
si lo silo
O hi o Ohio
bi ped biped
vi rus virus
si ren siren
si nus sinus
ri pen ripen
li lac lilac
li bel libel
wi den widen

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pizza
Lisa rides in a taxi to go to work.

Do you know how to fix this copy machine ?

A policeman helped the little old man across
the road.

Anita likes to hear songs on the radio.

Rita is eating pizza for lunch on the patio.

Their family likes to ski in the winter.
pizza machine ski
pita marine trio
Lisa Anita patio
Tina policeman radio
Rita taxi polio

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i onion
Jack will slice an onion to serve with the
hamburgers.

There must be a trillion stars in the sky.

Mary is a junior and Laura is a senior in
high school.

In your opinion, how should we solve this
problem?

A king has dominion over all of his kingdom.

Audrey will chop some scallions to put in the
soup.
onion union junior
million opinion senior
trillion scallion savior
bullion companion dominion
view

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pie
pie spies died
lie cries cried
tie tries replied
die flies * friend
I like to eat apple pie.

She will tie a red bow in her hair.

You should not tell a lie.

Mom won’t let the dog lie on the couch.

When her pet died, she cried all night.

My friend always tries to do his best.

A hawk flies very fast.

If you don't water the plants, they will die.

130 © 2009 by Kathryn J. Davis Vowel Patterns
_iest _iege _iek
_iece _ieve _ier
_ield _ief _ie
iē shield

131 © 2009 by Kathryn J. Davis Vowel Patterns
shield

shield
_ield _ieve _ierce
shield believe fierce
field relieve pierce
yield reprieve

wield achieve


grieve

_ief thieves

chief

thief _iece _ier
brief niece pier
grief piece tier
relief apiece

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shield

shield
_iege 
siege cookie
besiege rookie
liege eerie

mövie
 collie
priest Charlie
medieval Donnie
shriek Julie
hygiene Marie
* friend Willie
* sieve pixie

133 © 2009 by Kathryn J. Davis Vowel Patterns
shield

shield
shield piece collie pier
field niece eerie tier
yield priest movie bier
wield fiend Charlie pierce
thief shriek Julie fierce
brief frieze Marie
grief siege cookie
chief liege rookie
lien belief hygiene
mien relief achieve
* friend believe relieve
ier
pier

134 © 2009 by Kathryn J. Davis Vowel Patterns

shield
The fire chief helped the firemen fight the
fire.

We played soccer on the field at the park.

The brave knight went after the fierce
dragon with only his sword and shield.

A thief stole mIULHQGVJROGULQJ.

Would you like a piece of cherry pie?

No, I would like to have some cookies.

My niece is a friendly girl. Her name is
Julie.

This program will be brief.

I believe that Charlie is right about that.

We went to see an eerie movie last night.

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_ite _ire
_ide
i_e pine
_ive _ize
_ile
_ike
_ipe _ime _ine
_ife

136 © 2009 by Kathryn J. Davis Vowel Patterns
i_e pine
_ine _ike _ipe
pine like pipe
line bike ripe
fine Mike wipe
mine hike swipe
nine pike gripe
vine spike stripe
spine strike

twine

_ibe
swine _ize tribe
shine size bribe
whine prize scribe

137 © 2009 by Kathryn J. Davis Vowel Patterns
i_e pine
_ide _ile _ime
hide mile time
wide pile dime
bide Nile lime
ride file rime
side tile mime
tide vile slime
slide rile crime
glide stile grime
bride smile prime
pride while

stride

138 © 2009 by Kathryn J. Davis Vowel Patterns
i_e pine
_ite _ive _ire
bite dive fire
kite hive hire
site five dire
mite drive mire
spite * live sire
smite * give tire
trite

wire
quite _ife ire
white life spire
sprite wife shire

strife squire

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i_e pine
 
firemen inquire
firehouse sideways
inside sidewalk
outside admire
upside beside
invite divide
desire divine
entire empire
expire polite
ignite retire
umpire revise

140 © 2009 by Kathryn J. Davis Vowel Patterns
i_e pine
like ride smile
kite nine shine
fine life bride
side pile
bike dime fire
mile size tire
hide drive wire
five slide hire
time stripe
prize white
hike quite
ire
fire

141 © 2009 by Kathryn J. Davis Vowel Patterns
i_e pine
I like to go down the slide.

I like to ride a bike.

I like white dogs and cats.

I like to win a prize.

I like to smile.

I like to hike five miles.

I like to get a dime.

I like to play hide and seek.

I like to play with Mike.

I like to fly a kite.

I like to drive a jeep.

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igh night
_ight _ight
fight blight
light slight
might flight
night plight
right * height
sight

tight _igh
knight high
bright sigh
fright nigh

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igh night
high fight slight
sigh might bright
night tight fright
light sight frighten
right flight delight
This is a dark night.
The stars are bright at night.
The light bulb is off.
A jet can go up high in the clouds.
We might play ball at the park today.
Mark held the pen in his right hand.
Jeff and Sam must not fight.

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child
Her youngest child is six years old.
A wolf is a wild animal.
We have had a mild winter this year.

Her grandchild is coming to visit today.

The firefighters could not control the wildfire
on the mountain.

We enjoy seeing the wildflowers when we
walk in the meadow.

The farmer saw the paw prints of a wildcat
in the mud by the creek.
child wild mild
grandchild wildfire mildly
childlike wildcat wildly

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ind
find
find blind rewind wind
kind grind behind hind
bind mind remind rind
Be kind to the little girls.
The miller will grind the wheat for the little
red hen.
This dog is blind. It cannot see.
Please wind the yarn into a ball.
I will stand behind you in line.

Will you remind me to do my homework ?

A bee stung the dog on his hind leg.

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_irth _irst _irt
_irr _irp _irm
_irl _ird _ir
ir
bird

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ir bird
_ir _irt _irl
sir dirt girl
fir skirt swirl
stir shirt twirl
whir flirt whirl

squirt


_ird _irm _irth
bird firm birth
third squirm mirth

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ir bird
_irst 
first thirsty
thirst dirty

squirrel
_irk birthday
smirk blackbird
shirk stirrup
quirk thirty

thirteen
_irr direct
whirr * spirit
shirr * mirror

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ir bird
girl sir
bird skirt
dirt thirsty
stir birthday
first squirrel
shirt dirty
third fir

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ox Basic List

on pot mop
off hop ox
top dog pop
hot not lot

drop cost frog
plop lost

stop

spot

cross


soft

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_ot
_oll _odd
_on
_oss
_ob _og
_od _op
o
ox
_om _ox _ock

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hot spot hop stop
not slot top slop
cot blot cop flop
lot plot lop glop
got clot mop plop
pot trot pop prop
dot scot sop crop
rot

bop drop
jot

strop
tot

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rod dog cob moss
nod jog rob loss
God log Bob boss
cod hog mob toss
sod fog job Ross
pod bog sob floss
clod nog lob gloss
plod cog glob cross
prod smog snob

trod frog slob


clog blob

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mom on off sock
Tom Ron doff lock
prom Don scoff rock

con

sock

tock

dock

clock
odd doll box stock

loll pox flock

lox block

fox

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ō ocean
go no so
pro yo -yo ho ho ho
both most post
Mom will go on a trip.

A golf pro will help Dad.

A yo -yo can spin fast.

Sam and Tom will both go on the bus.

No, Beth can not go with them.

It is so hot in the sun.

Jeff has six shells. Jan has ten shells.

Jan has the most.

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ō
ocean
o pen open
mo ment moment
to ken token
bo gus bogus
bo nus bonus
po et poet
po em poem
co ed coed
fro zen frozen
do nut donut
fo cus focus
ho tel hotel
mo tel motel
lo tus lotus
ro bot robot
no mad nomad
yo del yodel

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ō
ocean
hip po hippo
hel lo hello
con do condo
pin to pinto
lim bo limbo
dit to ditto
tem po tempo
dis co disco
con do condo
com bo combo
lo go logo
do do dodo
lo co loco
yo yp yo -yo
so so so -so
si lo silo
ro de o rodeo

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Dad and I will go to the pond to fish.

Kim will go to the pet shop with me.

I will send two gifts to Pam.

Who can do this job ?

Do not step on that bug.

Jeff will move this big box to the attic.

Do not lose this cash.
ö to
to move
do prove
* two lose
* who

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I will get a bag of toffee from the candy shop.

A man and his son went on a long trip.

We will run from this tree to the pond.

Jeff will stand at the front of the class.

Our class won the contest.

I wonder how many stars are in the sky?

July is a hot month.
o son
son from oven
won front cover
ton month wonder
of

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_oat _oast
ōa boat
_oath _oard
_oam _oar _oan _oap
_oad _oal _oaf _oak

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ō a
boat
_oat _oar _oad
boat oar road
coat roar toad
moat soar load
goat boar goad
oats hoar * broad
float

* abroad
throat _oak

gloat oak _oam
bloat soak foam
groat cloak loam

croak roam

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ō a
boat
_oan _oast _oard
loan roast board
moan coast hoard
Joan toast * cupboard
roan boast

groan

_oarse

hoarse
_oal  coarse
coal loaf

foal soap _oath
goal coax oath
shoal hoax loath

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ō a
boat
boat foal soap
road cloak coat
oak foam coast
goat cōcoa float
roar oatmeal croak
toad roach topcoat
coach rowboat roast
toast tugboat soar
throat * broad groan
coal * cupboard board

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ō a
boat
1. Kay has a red coat.
2. A goat ate the man’s hat.
3. We will go for a ride on the river in
Bob’s boat.
4. I can float in the water.
5. Sam’s throat is sore toda
6. Tom drove down the road.
7. We will eat eggs and toast for breakfast.
8. Joan will wash her hands with soap.
9. A fat toad ate a fly. Croak, croak.
10. The men will load the boards onto the
truck.

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ō e toe
toe floe doe
hoe oboe * shoe
Joe goes * canoe
Joe has some new shoes.
I bumped my toe on the desk.
The mother doe took good care of her fawn.
I will need a hoe to dig up the weeds.
A jest goes faster than a canoe.
The ship hit an ice floe.
Beth can play the oboe.

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_ote _ose
ō_e home
_ove _oze
_ome _ore _one _ope
_obe _ole _ode _oke

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ō_e home
_one _ope _ole
bone rope hole
cone hope pole
tone cope sole
lone mope mole
zone Pope role
stone lope dole
clone slope stole
alone scope * whole
shone grope

* one
* done

# gone

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ō_e home
_ode _oke _ome
rode joke home
code poke dome
mode woke Rome
node yoke * some
bode spoke * come
lode smoke * become

stoke * welcome

broke




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ō_e home
_ote _ove _ose
vote cove nose
note wove rose
rote stove hose
dote clove pose
tote drove dose
quote grove close
smote * love prose

* dove those
_oze * glove * löse
doze * shove * whöse
froze » pröve

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ō_e home
_ore _ore 
core store clothes
bore score anymore
fore spore adore
more snore ashore
sore shore before
pore Lenore ignore
tore _obe devote
wore robe tadpole
yore lobe explore
ore globe explode
lore probe suppose

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home ō_e
home hope more
rope note sore
nose hose tore
hole joke core
rode bone bore
code woke wore
close drove store
stone broke score
cone those snore
rose pole
smoke robe
globe dome
ore
more

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home ō_e
I went home.

I rode the bus home.

I dug a hole.

I set a pole in the hole.

A rope was on the pole.

A flag was on the rope.

I see six shells and a red stone.

Jan woke up at six.

Those men need this rope.

Bob will feed his dog a bone.

I hope we will go in the jeep.

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o_e love
love come done
dove some none
glove become * one
Will Mary come with me?
Ross loves his dog.
None of them will help me.
Sam lost one of his gloves.
Some of the kids did not get on the bus.
A dove sat on top of the barn.

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_oif _oice
_oise _oid _oist
_oint _oin _oil
oi oil

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oi
oil
_oil _oint _oist
oil point moist
coil joint joist
soil appoint hoist
coil ointment foist
foil appointment

toil disappoint

spoil

broil

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oi
oil
_oin _oice _oid
join voice void
coin choice avoid
groin rejoice devoid
sirloin invoice ovoid
purloin

adenoid

android
_oise  tabloid
noise noisy thyroid
poise coif typhoid
* porpoise doily

* tortoise troika

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oi
oil
oil join noise
boil coin voice
foil sirloin choice
soil point rejoice
coil joint avoid
spoil appoint noisy
broil ointment moist
doily appointment hoist

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oi
oil
Jim planted the seeds in the soil.

John will change the oil in his car.

Jack keeps all of his coins in a jar.

Jeff will coil the rope neatly.

Jan will boil the rice for supper.

Josh will point to the correct answer.

Jill has a good singing voice.

Julie wants to avoid that spoiled boy.

JerrVKRXOGQWEHVRQRLV in the classroom.

Don't be late for your dental appointment.

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ōld
gold
_old _older 
old folder cold
cold smolder colder
sold holder coldest
fold

old
bold  older
mold golden oldest
gold goldfish fold
told behold folded
hold potholder scold
scold

scolded

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ōld
gold
old hold
cold told
fold scold
gold golden
sold folder
mold smolder
bold behold

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ōld
gold
The old man lost his hat.

Will we find gold in this cave ?

May I hold the baby ?

Pam will fold the napkins.

It is cold in the winter.

She sold him three books.

I will try to scrub the mold off the wall.

There are many goldfish in this pond.

Mom scolded us for being late.

A fire can smolder for a long time.

Keep your homework in this folder.

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ōlk yolk
yolk Polk
folk polka dot
kinsfolk Norfolk
James K. Polk was the eleventh president of
the United States.

Norfolk is a city on the coast of Virginia.

Her new dress had red polka dots.

We will learn some folk songs in music
today.

When you fry the egg, try not to break the
yolk.

She went to visit her kinsfolk in the
mountains.

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ōll
troll
roll stroll swollen
toll droll stroller
poll enroll bedroll
troll enrollment rolling pin
droll patrolled roller coaster
knoll roller roller skate
scroll payroll steamroller

extoll collate

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ōll
troll
His knee was swollen after he fell on the
concrete.

Mr. and Mrs. Brown put the baby in the
stroller and took a walk after dinner.

We will all ride on the roller coaster at the
amusement park.

The biggest billy goat butted the terrible troll
off the bridge.

Long ago, people wrote on long strips of
paper called scrolls.

We had our picnic on a grassy knoll by the
lake.

Mom and Dad will enroll Michael in summer
camp this year.

We must pay a toll to use this highway.
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185 © 2009 by Kathryn J. Davis Vowel Patterns
bolt molt molten
jolt volt bolted
colt dolt revolt
ōlt
bolt
A bolt of lightning hit the fence.

The car stopped with a jolt.

She will buy a bolt of fabric to make the curtains.

The little colt ran quickly to its mother.

A reptile’s skin will molt several times a HDU.

We will bolt the license plate to the back of
the car.

That toy uses a 1.5 volt battery.

The peasants will revolt if they are starving.

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_oot _oof
_ool _ood _ook
oo book

187 © 2009 by Kathryn J. Davis Vowel Patterns
oo book
_ook _ood _oot
book good foot
look wood soot
hook hood

took stood _oof
cook * blood hoof
nook * flood woof
brook

crook  _ool
shook football wool

understood


goodnight

u
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oo book
look wood
good hook
book soot
foot hoof
woof cook
hood brook
wool stood
took shook

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oo book
Look at all the pretty flowers !

This is a very good book.

A dog can bark. Woof, woof !

I see a small fish in the brook.

Mom will cook hotdogs on the grill.

Jan has a red wool scarf.

The trees shook in the wind.

Kay took a nap after the party.

This horse has a crack in its hoof.

Our class stood up and sang a song.

This box is one foot long.

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_oose _oot _oop
_oon _oom _ool
_oof _ood _oo
öo moon

191 © 2009 by Kathryn J. Davis Vowel Patterns
öo moon
_oo _oom _oot
zoo room boot
too zoom root
moo loom loot
woo doom toot
coo boom moot
boo bloom hoot
shoo gloom shoot

broom


groom _oost

roost

boost

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öo moon
_ool _oop _oon
cool hoop noon
pool coop loon
tool loop moon
fool stoop soon
stool scoop boon
spool swoop spoon
drool troop croon
* school sloop swoon

droop


snoop


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öo moon
_ood _ooth 
food tooth pooh
mood booth spook
brood smooth groove

soothe snooze

shampoo
_oof _oose bathroom
roof loose balloon
goof moose afternoon
proof goose bamboo
spoof noose igloo

rooster
e

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öo moon
zoo tool moose
food soon goose
room pool loose
root noon broom
cool scoop troop
moon proof shoot
boot spool tooth
fool bloom smooth
too stool school
roof spoon cocoon

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öo moon
My red boots are in my room.
This vest is too tight on me.
Tom's tooth is loose.
I can see the moon in the night sky.
I will get a broom so I can sweep my room.
A goose can swim in a pond.
A tree has long roots that go down into the
ground.
Your food is on the tray.
We will swim in the pool this summer.
We will see a moose at the zoo next week.
It is hot out in the sun. It is cool in the
house.

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ōor
door
door outdoors floor
doorway poor flooring
indoors poorly floors
I will open the door for you.

Look at the poor lost puppy.

My books fell on the floor.

We play indoors when it is too cold outside.

A pretty girl stood in the doorway.

Some workmen installed new flooring in our
house.

He did poorly on his spelling test this week.

I will leave a crumb on the floor for the lit-
tle mouse.

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The horse is by the barn door.
or oor ar
door barn horse

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_orth _orb _ort
_orse _orn _orm
_ork _ord _or
ōr horse

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ōr horse
_or _ork _ort
or fork fort
for pork port
nor cork sort

stork sport

snort
_ord _orm short
cord form

ford norm _orth
lord dorm north
* sword storm forth

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ōr horse
_orn  
corn orbit import
horn forbid export
torn forget support
born forgot report
worn forgiven important
scorn horse inform
thorn morning perform
shorn story border
sworn

* color
_orb

orb

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horse ōr
horse corn cord
fork storm sport
born thorn short
pork horn north
thorn or for
stork snort cork

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horse ōr
Plug in the cord.

A horse can run fast.

This rose is for Mom.

Will it storm ?

The dress was torn.

The pigs will get the corn.

We can rest or we can swim.

A ram has big horns.

The men went north in the jeep.

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mirror
or
mirror motor sorry
doctor major horror
actor minor horrible
terror labor sorrow
horror favor borrow
error flavor tomorrow
stubborn humor horrid
* color razor torrid
or
sorry

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mirror
or or
sorry
I’m sorry RXPXVWJRVRVRRQ.

You made three errors on your math test.

Will you please do me a favor?

May I borrow your book to study for the
test?

The doctor will look at the baby to see if she
is sick.

My dad has a good sense of humor.

What do you see when you look in the mir-
ror?

Tomorrow our class will visit the zoo.

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other mother
other smother
mother another
brother

My mother makes me clean my room.
I will look for another book.
Please give this letter to my brother.
I will go shopping with my mother.
My brother’s name is Bob.
We will hike to the other side of the hill.
We will go swimming another day.

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_oun _oust _oul
_ount _our _out
_ound _oud _ouse
ou
ouch

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ou ouch
_out _ouse _ound
out mouse round
pout house sound
stout louse pound
spout douse found
scout blouse bound
snout spouse hound
grout grouse wound
flout

ground
clout

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ou ouch
_oud _oun _our
loud noun our
cloud

sour
proud

hour

flour

scour


_ount _oul _oust
count foul joust
mount

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out pound blouse
our found stout
loud sound cloud
noun round spout
sour hound proud
trout count
flour scout around
snout ground about
ou ouch
a_

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ou ouch
Sam’s drum is loud.

Dan went out at ten.

Kim will rest in an hour.

Dad found our red caps.

Tom can count out loud.

Ned 's hotdog fell on the ground.

Jill has a red blouse.

Mom will mix the flour.

The dog ran around the tree.

A jet is up in the clouds.

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_ound _ough _outh
_our _oup _ou
öu soup

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öu soup
_our _ou 
your you tourist
tour

crouton
contour _ough toucan
detour through cougar

yours
_oup _ound yourself
soup wound route
group

joule
croup _outh coupon
troupe youth silhouette
coupe uncouth RXUe

vermouth RXOl

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öu soup
This soup is hot.

Will you go on the bus with me ?

You can go to the campground with me.

We will tour the camp at ten.

Your group will be last.

That dog bit your leg.

I see a wound on your leg.

The mouse ran through the hole.
you soup yours
your group wound
tour croup * through

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ou
country
country young dangerous
cousin southern curious
couple jealous furious
double nervous serious
trouble famous various
touch enormous * anxious
sh

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ou
country
Please don’t touch that expensive vase.
If it breaks, we will be in a lot of trouble.
May I have a couple of cookies?
You are too young to drive a car.
It is dangerous to drive too fast.
I would like a double scoop of ice cream.
Cats are curious animals.
My cousin will visit me next month.
She lives in another country.
She will fly here in an enormous jet.
She is a famous person.
She lives in southern France.

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_oulder _ourth _ourd
_ourn _ough _ourse
_ourt _our _oul
ōu shoulder

217 © 2009 by Kathryn J. Davis Vowel Patterns
ōu
shoulder
_our _ough _ourse
four though course
pour dough concourse
fourteen although

downpour thorough _oul

soul
_ourt _oulder poultry
court boulder

courtship shoulder 
courtyard smoulder fourth

mourn

gourd

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ōu
shoulder
shoulder dough soul
boulder although poultry
thorough
When you make bread, it takes one hour for
the dough to rise.
We will begin the game, even though Sam
is late.
Charlie hit his shoulder when he fell.
Brad did a thorough job cleaning his room.
A large boulder fell down the hill onto the
road.

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ought
bought
bought fought sought
thought brought wrought
ought nought thoughtful
You ought to do your homework now.

I thought he was my friend.

The knights fought the battle in the field by
the river.

Kim bought a new dress yesterday.

We brought you a present for your birthday.

Thank you for being so thoughtful when I
was sick.

All of our hard work was for nought.

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oüld
should
could couldn’t
would wouldn’t
should shouldn’t
I would like to eat dinner now.
“You should pick up this mess,” said mother.
Ed said, “Do RXWKLQNou could win the
contest ?”
Would you help me, please ?
Should I go to bed now ?
You shouldn’t be so mean to him.
Bob couldn’t do all the work bKLPVHOI.
Oh, how I would like to go home now !

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four journal
pour journey
court courtesy
course nourish
mourn flourish
gourd adjourn
fourth tournament
fourteen courage
encourage
our
pour journal
ōur

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ōur
pour
I have four dogs.
Will you please pour the milk ?
She is fourth in line.
The tennis court is crowded today.
Of course we will go.
This cup is made from a hollow gourd.
There are fourteen kids in my class.
We will mourn a long time for our dead pet.

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our
journal
Brad went on a long journey to the other
side of the world.
Sue's journal is in her desk.
I hope I will win the tennis tournament.
This soup will nourish the hungry people.
You should eat a nourishing breakfast.
Please remember to treat others with
courtesy.
Mike's team won the basketball tournament.
The actors bowed with a flourish after the
play.

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er our ur
her purse
Her journal is
in her purse.
journal

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_ower _owel _owl
_owd _own _ow
ow cow

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ow cow
_ow _own _owl
cow down owl
how town howl
bow gown fowl
sow crown jowl
pow brown yowl
now frown cowl
vow clown scowl
wow

growl
brow

prowl
prow

plow

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ow cow
_owd _ower _owel
crowd power towel

tower vowel

cower dowel

flower trowel

_owse 

dowse meow

browse bow wow

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ow cow
cow clown power
how plow tower
now brown shower
wow crowd flower
down frown bow wow
town growl towel
gown crown vowel
howl owl me ow
meow

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ow cow
Three cows are in the barn.
A clown will visit our class this week.
How fast can this car go ?
The farmer will plow his land this week.
Will that dog growl at me ?
No, but it will howl all night.
Mark will plant red flowers in his yard.
We all ran down the hill.
Dad will frown if he is mad.
A cat can play with a ball of yarn. Meow !
A big brown dog ran after the cat. Bow wow!
Bob got lost in the crowd.
We see an owl high in that tree.

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ōw snow
_ow _ow  
low stow yellow willow
row grow fellow pillow
sow crow mellow billow
tow throw elbow window
bow show hollow minnow
mow

follow widow
blow _own bowl below
slow grown growth

flow thrown

glow blown

snow flown

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ōw snow
bow pillow snow
grow crow follow
bowl yellow slow
throw row flow
window show mow
blow elbow grown
shadow willow hollow
borrow sorrow tomorrow

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ōw snow
1. Will it snow today?
2. I hope we can play in the snow.
3. How hard can you throw a snow ball ?
4. Will you show me how to do this ?
5. Pat will eat a bowl of oatmeal.
6. Beth has a red bow on her dress.
7. The pillow on this bed is soft.
8. Mom has pretty yellow flowers in her yard.
9. Flowers need rain and sunshine to grow.
10. Brad will shut the window.
11. I see a black crow in that oak tree.

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oy
boy
boy enjoy oyster
toy cowboy royal
joy employ loyal
soy destroy voyage
coy annoy Lloyd

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boy
A boy can play ball.
A boy can run fast.
A boy can fix a toy.
A boy can enjoy a good book.
A boy can be coy with a girl.
A cowboy rides on a horse.
I hope they will employ me at the mall.
This mess annoys my mother.
We ate soy sauce with our Chinese dinner.
We must take care not to destroy our forests.
Pam is a loyal friend.
The sailors went on a long voyage across the
sea.

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quarrel quandary
quart quadrangle
quartz quantity
quarter quadruplets
quarry qualify
quarantine qualm
quaff quality
quartet * quack
quä_
quarrel

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squash squadron
squat squall
squander squalor
squalid squabble
Squanto squad

* square
squä_
squash

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squä_
squash
We are growing squash in our garden.

I need to buy a quart of milk.

Please don’t quarrel with RXUIULHQGV.

We need a large quantity of meat for the
company picnic.

The little boy was lost. He was in a
quandary.

I will buy a snack with my quarters.

Do you think you can qualify for the race ?

We will study quadrangles in math today.

They lived in a squalid shack.

This grocery store carries only high quality
foods.
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quarrel

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swa swan
swan swamp swallow
swap swath swaddle
swat swab swarm
* swam swatch swarthy
A beautiful white swan swam across the lake.

Yesterday, we found a swarm of bees in a
pine tree on the playground.

Would you like to swap baseball cards with
me?

The tornado left a swath of destruction
through the city.

The large pills are difficult to swallow.

Many alligators live in the swamps in Florida.

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up
us sun cup
up nut tub
fun bus run
cub pup but


jump just stuff
bump must

lump dust scrub
dump


hunt gulp

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_ut
_ull _uss
_ub
_uff
_ug _un
_ud _um
_uzz _uff
u
up
_up _us _uck _ux

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nut gum bud sun
but hum mud bun
hut bum suds fun
cut rum dud run
jut sum cud gun
rut mum scud nun
gut scum spud pun
glut slum stud dun
strut plum

stun

glum

spun

drum

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bug drug tub grub
rug smug cub scrub
dug snug rub drub
hug slug hub stub
tug plug sub snub
jug

nub club
mug

dub

lug

pub

pug

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cuff dull duck stuck
huff hull luck cluck
puff mull tuck truck
muff null buck struck
ruff lull muck pluck
buff cull puck

gruff gull suck

bluff skull tuck

stuff scull

scuff * füll

snuff * püll

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tux buzz us up
flux fuzz bus cup
crux

Gus pup

pus



fuss


muss


truss

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ū
tulip
mu sic music
u nit unit
fu ton futon
tu lip tulip
tu nic tunic
pu pil pupil
cu bic cubic
cu pid cupid
mu cus mucus
ru in ruin
du el duel
fu el fuel
du et duet
stu dent student
hu mid humid
ū
uniform
Alternate u sound

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_ug _ul _ud
_ush _ull _ut
ü push

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ü
push
_ull _ush _ul
pull bush awful
bull push lawful
full ambush careful
bullet cushion playful
pulley bushy helpful
bullion pushy wonderful
bulletin

bulldozer _ut _utch
bullfrog put butcher
_ud input _ug
pudding output sugar
sh

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ü
push
push put awful
bush pudding careful
ambush pull wonderful
bull pulley helpful
bullet full playful
bulldozer cushion sugar
sh

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ü
push
Put it on the bed.

Pull it off the bed.

Put it in the box.

Pull it out of the box.

A bull can be big.

A bull can be bad.

A bull can run fast.

Put the broom in the closet.
Put the lid on the jar.
Put the puppy in the yard.

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ü
push
Push the pig into the pigpen.
Pull the rope to ring the bell.
The horse will pull the wagon up the hill.
We will eat pudding for dessert tonight.
Pudding is made with milk and sugar.
Tom’s playful puppKLGLQWKHEXVKHV.

Be careful when you cross that busy street.

Yesterday was an awful day. I lost my
homework.
But today has been a wonderful day !
The outlaws ambushed the sheriff.
Bullets flew everywhere.

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ūe
glue cue
_ue  
cue barbecue fondue
due continue fescue
Sue avenue rescue
hue revenue issue
rue argue tissue
blue statue residue
clue virtue subdue
flue overdue value
glue

slue

true

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sh
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ūe
glue cue
glue cue
blue hue
true value
Sue rescue
due continue
clue statue
fondue tissue
revenue barbecue
avenue argue
ch
sh

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ūe
glue
1. Sue has a pretty blue dress.
2. Jim will glue the shapes to the paper.
3. Is that a true story ?
4. This fingerprint is a clue.
5. Do not argue with your mom and dad.
6. We will continue our work after we eat.
7. Please pay your dues by Friday.
8. Your homework is due on Tuesday.
9. Jake's house is on Pine Avenue.
10. We went to see the Statue of Liberty.
11. I will count the revenue from the sale.

cue

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_ube _uce _ude _uge
_uke _ule _ume _une
_upe _ure _use _ute
ū_e
cube flute

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_une _ule _ude
tune mule rude
June rule dude
dune Yule nude
prune ovule prude
immune ampule crude
attune module elude
commune nodule exude
Neptune tubule allude
tribune molecule delude

capsule attitude

include
ū_e
cube flute

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_uke _ume _uce
duke fume puce
Luke flume truce
fluke plume spruce
rebuke costume produce

consume reduce

volume induce
 assume * lettuce
dupe legume

huge resume

deluge

fuze

ū_e
cube flute

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_ure _ute _use
cure cute use
lure mute fuse
pure jute muse
sure lute abuse
secure flute amuse
endure brute excuse
manure acute recluse
mature astute accuse
* sure dilute confuse
* figure salute obtuse
* injure * minute refuse
ū_e
cube flute

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ū_e
cube flute mule
flute mule capsule
rude cure costume
June use consume
tube cute include
duke fuse produce
plume pure confuse
rule huge molecule
prune fume secure
Luke cube excuse
tune refuse
truce * minute volume
spruce * fortune * sure
flute
sh ch

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ū_e
June can play a pretty tune on the flute.

The vet will cure the sick mule.

Luke has a cute puppy.

The duke has a red plume in his hat.

What is the volume of this cube ?

June has a huge dog.

Always be sure to drink water that is pure.

Does this math problem confuse you ?

Luke was rude to his teacher.

Our Christmas tree is a blue spruce.

I refuse to argue with you.

flute mule

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fruit
_uit _uice _uise
suit juice cruise
fruit sluice bruise
recruit

pursuit

lawsuit


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fruitful juicy

suitcase nuisance

suitable


swimsuit

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fruit
1. Fruit is a healthy snack.
2. I bruised my leg when I bumped it.
3. We will go on a cruise to Alaska.
4. That barking dog is a nuisance.
5. Do you want apple juice or orange juice ?
6. I packed my swimsuit in my suitcase.
7. This is a juicy apple.
8. The police ran fast in pursuit of the robbers.
fruit suit swimsuit
cruise suitcase juicy
bruise lawsuit recruit
juice nuisance pursuit

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purse
_ur _urr _urb _urf
_urd _url _urn _urp
_urse _urve _urt _urst

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purse
_ur _urn _url
bur turn curl
cur burn furl
fur urn hurl
spur spurn purl
slur

blur _urve


curve _urt

hurt
_urr _urp curt
purr burp spurt
burr slurp blurt

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purse
_urf  
surf disturb Saturn
turf survey turnip

burlap burden
_urb hurray murmur
curb purple occur
blurb turtle Saturday

curly hamburger
_urse burst further
nurse burnt hurry
purse curd surprise
curse lurk burglar

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burn turtle
fur purse
hurt turn
curb curly
nurse purple
hurry slurp
surprise hurray
ur purse

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ur purse
Dogs and cats have fur to keep them warm.
The campfire will burn for a long time.
I have a surprise for you.
Please hurrRUZHOOEHODWH.
Soon it will be your turn.
Beth wants to be a nurse.
Park the car at the curb.
Don’t hurt RXUVHOI.
Jack found a turtle in his yard.
Pam her purse.
That little girl has brown curly hair.
Those are pretty purple flowers.

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wä_
wasp
want walk wander
wash wasp walnut
washing wallet waddle
water wad waffle
wall wan wallow
waft walrus wand
wampum watt wattle
Walter wallaby Wanda
Waldo waltz * wag
Washington wallop * wagon

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wä_
wasp
I want to walk to the park.
I want to wash the car.
I want to sit on the wall.
I want to stay away from that wasp.
I want to get a brown wallet.
I want to swim in the water.

I found a wad of gum under the desk.

The ducks waddled down to the pond.

Wanda likes to eat waffles.

How long did the men wander in the desert ?

Walter is washing the windows.

I am looking for Waldo.

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wor worm
worm worship worst
work worry worker
word worse worth
world working worthy

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wor worm
We will work hard today.
A robin likes to eat worms.
Can you read this word ?
Please don’t worrDERXWPH.
The world is very big.
This dish is worth a lot of money.

My mother and father like to work in the
yard.

How many words can you read ?

We will finish our workbook this week.

Yesterday I felt bad, but today I feel worse.

This storm is the worst one we ever had.

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_y _y
my try
by fry
sty cry
buy dry
guy pry
spy spry
sky shy
sly why
fly thy
ply wry
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my dry shy
by spy try
fly fry cry
sky sty sly
y my
ny lon nylon
py thon python
sup ply supply
Ju ly July
re ply reply

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y my
We will sit in the grass by the tree.

My dog got wet in the creek.

I will dry him off.

A robin can fly in the sky.

Did that man spy on us?

Jill will try on the red dress.

We will go to camp in July.

Dad will fry the fish.

The sly fox hid in the trees.

Tom is very shy.

Did Ted cry after the dog bit him ?

The pigs are in the pig sty.

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hap py happy
Sal ly Sally
Bet ty Betty
jel ly jelly
pen ny penny
pret ty pretty
Tom my Tommy
Bob by Bobby
hob by hobby
hol ly holly
sil ly silly
fil ly filly
Wil ly Willy
bun ny bunny
fun ny funny
yum my yummy
y candy

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cop y copy
bod y body
stud y study
ver y very
can dy candy
pan try pantry
Bet sy Betsy
plen ty plenty
twen ty twenty
emp ty empty
fif ty fifty
six ty sixty
y candy

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ba by baby
la dy lady
ta sty tasty
ru by ruby
du ty duty
tru ly truly
ti ny tiny
ti dy tidy
wi ly wily
shi ny shiny
po ny pony
ho ly holy
no sy nosy
y candy

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par ty party
dir ty dirty
ev er y every
doi ly doily
fam il y family
no body nobody
every body everybody
some body somebody
any body anybody

* only * any
* busy * many
* bury
y candy

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y candy
That is a funny clown.
Ed is happy if he can play basketball.
Sally will start the car now.
Tom has a brown pony.
The baby will not sleep all night.
That lady is pretty.
A small bunny ran under the house.
I had fun at the party.
Bobby found a shiny penny in the street.
We brush our teeth every day.
We saw a tiny puppy at the pet shop.

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gymnastics
gym gypsy Lynn
gymnastics oxygen lynx
mystery cymbal myth
bicycle hymn symphony
system symbol pyramid
rhythm cylinder Egypt
cyst lyrics onyx
cynical nymph syntax
cygnet abyss synonym
syrup syringe gypsum
typical mystery physical
pygmy syllable symptom
Kathryn Jocelyn Marilyn

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gymnastics
We go to the gym to exercise every day.

The boys and girls learned to do cartwheels
in gymnastics.

People must have oxygen to breathe.

Brad rode his bicycle to school last week.

A lynx is a wild cat with a short tail that
lives in North America.

We heard beautiful music at the symphony.

The children sang several hymns at church
last Sunday.

A pipe is a hollow cylinder.

The great pyramids are in Egypt.

Jocelyn likes to read mystery books.

Kathryn enjoys listening to country music.

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rye
Ed will eat a ham sandwich on rye bread.
Lisa will dye the cloth red.
Long ago settlers used animal fat and lye
from wood ashes to make soap.
I have something in my eye.
Our basketball team had a bye for the first
round.
We were sorry to say good -bye to our
friends.
The members of the club all voted “aye.”

rye dye lye good -bye
bye stye * aye * eye

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_yze _yte _yme
_yre _ype _yne
_yle _yke _yde
y_e
type

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y_e
type
_yle _yre _yte
style lyre kilobyte
Lyle byre megabyte
Kyle Tyre epiphyte
argyle pyre neophyte

_yme _yze 
rhyme analyze dyne
thyme paralyze fyke
enzyme dialyze Clyde

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y_e
type
type rhyme style
Clyde Kyle byre
lyre Tyre fyke
Lyle analyze thyme
argyle kilobyte megabyte
t
pyre electrolyte acolyte
paralyze dialyze genotype
enzyme catalyze stereotype
epiphyte neophyte tintype

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y_e
Kyle will type a letter.

Lyle will go to school early today.

Do you enjoy hearing nursery rhymes ?

A byre is a barn for cows.

A fyke is a fishnet in the shape of a long bag.

There is a city in Lebanon called Tyre.

Thyme is an herb used to season food.

A lyre is a musical instrument like a small
harp.

Sam bought a beautiful argyle sweater.

Audrey’s clothes are alwaVLQVWle.

We will analyze the data from the experiment.
type