Diphthongs: complete the word

Phonemic awareness, Phonemes, Graphemes, Diphthongs, Vowel blends, Phonics games, Blending and Segmenting, Decoding and Encoding, Early Reading, Blending words, Handwriting practice, ELA K-2, ELA 1st Grade, ELA 2nd Grade



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Two letters blended together can make a long vowel sound. These are sometimes called diphthongs.

Diphthong examples:

and oy are different spellings that make the same vowel sound.

Ow and ou are different spellings that make the same vowel sound.

Download our Diphthongs Chart below.

Complete the words to match the pictures. Is the word missing oi or oy? Is the word missing ow or ou? How do you know which diphthong to choose? This activity has also been designed for handwriting practice.


Diphthongs: complete the word

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