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CVC Words | Consonant Digraphs | Long Vowels (Bossy E) | Vowel Digraphs 1 (AI, EE, EA, OA, OO) 

R-Controlled Vowels | Vowel Digraphs 2 (AW, EW, OW, OU, OO) | Consonant Blends


Vowel Digraphs Worksheets and Teaching Resources

Unit 2: Digraphs AW, EW, OW (cow), OW (grow), OU, and OO



Vowel digraphs are combination of vowels that combine to make a single vowel sound like the AW in claw, the EW in news, the OW in snow, the OU in cloud, and the OO in book.


I usually teach vowel digraphs unit 2 after teaching long vowel digraphs unit 1 or r-controlled vowels, but it is not essential to follow this order.

Sample Vowel Digraph Card: GLOW

Vowel Digraph Spelling Worksheets 2: These spelling sheets contain words with the vowel digraphs. I generally introduce two or three new words every day to highlight or reinforce a particular pattern.

Vowel Digraph Card Games 2: These cards can be used to play memory and fish while at the same time reinforcing vowel digraph patterns. The words are mostly taken from the spelling sheets above.

Vowel Digraph Bingo 2: A bingo game that helps students decode words with the vowel digraphs. There are no pictures in this game as the emphasis is on decoding skills.

Vowel Digraph Say and Spell It Game 2: A fun game for reviewing vowel digraph words as well as the word skills of rhymes with and contains.

More Vowel Digraph Word Searches:

AW Easy   EW Easy   OW (snow) Easy    OW (cow)Easy    OO (book) Easy   OU Easy

 AW Norm EW Norm  OW (snow) Norm  OW (cow)Norm   OO (book) Norm  OU Norm


Space Aces Vowel Digraph Game: A surprisingly fun game in which kids go on missions to vowel digraph planets and save the Earth by reading words of a given pattern.

Vowel Combination Worksheets: A collection of worksheets that cover vowel digraph patterns such as OA, EE, EA, OU, OW, AI, EW, and OO.

Dragon Words with Consonant Digraphs (links below): Sets of flashcards with consonant digraphs and no pictures for an emphasis on decoding. These cards come from the Dragon Words Section.

cOW       OU      EW      AW     snOW  

Vowel Digraph Rhymes: A simple rhyming worksheet that reviews vowel digraph rhyming words from the card game above.

Vowel Digraph Unit Spelling Test Generator: Generate as many spelling tests as you want for review or for actual testing of words in this unit. Refresh to get a new test.

Phonics Monsters Game (Vowel Digraph Version): This is a great game for reinforcing decoding skills. I also use these cards as my standard set of flashcards when introducing and practicing phonetic patterns.


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