How Do You Spell [o¯]?
1. You can hear [o¯] in the middle of the word vote. Underline the letters that spell [o¯] in the following words.
One way of spelling [o¯] is <o>.
2. You have worked with five different patterns that mark long vowels: VCV, VCle, V#, Ve#, and V.V. Sort the words above into the following five groups:
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3. The long vowel sound [o¯] is usually spelled <o> in the pattern VCV, but it is also spelled <o> in the patterns VCle, V#, Ve#, and V.V.
Items 1 and 2. Be sure the students underline both <o>’s in photo and get photo copied into both groups to which it belongs.
Some dictionaries show an alternate pronunciation of ogle with a short <o> [o] rather than a long <o> [o¯], but the pronunciation with [o¯] is the more common and it fits the VCle pattern, so it is the pronunciation assumed here.