# Basic Speller - Lesson 19 - Long and Short <{i}> and <o>

## Lesson Nineteen

### Long and Short $<\text{i}>$ and <o>

1. You can hear short $<\text{i}>$ in the word hid. We write it this way: [i]. You can hear long $<\text{i}>$ in the word hide. We write it [ī].

2. You can hear short <o> in the word got. We write it [o]. You can hear long <o> in the word goat. We write it [ō].

3. Listen carefully for the long and short $<\text{i}>$'s and <o>'s in these words. Then sort the words into the groups below:

$& \text{big} && \text{sister} && \text{twice} && \text{write} \\ & \text{close} && \text{hotter} && \text{home} && \text{soft} \\ & \text{while} && \text{height} && \text{bridge} && \text{six} \\ & \text{open} && \text{so} && \text{bottle} && \text{got} \\ & \text{hop} && \text{those} && \text{hide} && \text{hid}$

 [i] [ī] [o] [ō]

4. Read each word below carefully. If the vowel sound in a word is long, put an $\text{X}$ in the “Long vowel” column. If the vowel sound in a word is short, put an $\text{X}$ in the “Short vowel” column:

 Word Long vowel Short vowel then $X$ bring hide last name still leave left long those height three day peace fruit mask laugh twice soft hide hid chance

Word Find. Find the twelve words that have either long or short <o>'s in them:

$& \text{hotdog} && \text{cannot} && \text{long} && \text{close} \\ & \text{open} && \text{dot} && \text{so} && \text{those} \\ & \text{home} && \text{on} && \text{fox} && \text{got}$

List the words in alphabetical order:

1. __________
2. __________
3. __________
4. __________
5. __________
6. __________
7. __________
8. __________
9. __________
10. __________
11. __________
12. __________
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