Read these short (u) words in each of the columns. If you need to decode (sound out) these words, remember to “slide” the beginning sound into the vowel sound, then “hook on” the ending sound.

 

bug chug but glut bum chum
dug drug cut shut gum drum
hug plug gut smut hum glum
jug shrug hut strut mum plum
lug slug jut   rum scum
mug smug nut   sum slum
pug snug rut     strum
tug thug       swum
          thrum

 

bun shun cub chub bud crud
dun spun hub club cud spud
fun stun nub flub dud stud
gun   pub stub mud thud
nun   rub scrub    
pun   sub shrub    
run   tub      
sun          

 

bus plus cup   cuff bluff
Gus thus pup   guff fluff
pus   up   huff gruff
us       muff scuff
        puff stuff

 

bump chump gush blush buck chuck
dump clump hush brush duck cluck
hump grump lush crush luck pluck
jump plump mush flush muck shuck
lump slump rush plush suck stuck
pump stump   slush tuck struck
rump thump   thrush yuck truck
sump trump        

 

 

bunk chunk dung flung much  
dunk clunk hung slung such  
funk drunk lung sprung    
gunk flunk rung strung   dusk
hunk plunk sung stung   husk
junk shrunk   swung   musk
lunk skunk       tusk
punk slunk        
sunk spunk     dumb crumb
  stunk     numb plumb
  trunk       thumb

 

 

cull skull bunt blunt bust crust
dull   hunt brunt dust thrust
hull   punt grunt gust trust
gull   runt shunt just  
lull     stunt lust  
mull       must  
null       rust  

 

 

bunch brunch Dutch clutch budge drudge
hunch crunch hutch crutch fudge grudge
lunch scrunch     judge sludge
munch       nudge smudge
punch         trudge

 

 

album discus hubbub pickup
animus disgust humbug pumpkin
backup distrust humdrum rabbitbrush
buckskin dumbstruck hummus ruckus
bumpkin dumdum litmus sacrum
bunkum dumpling magnum sanctum
buskin flashgun manhunt shantung
cactus fungus maximum status
campus gamut midgut stinkbug
catgut grampus minimum stratus
chipmunk gunsmith mugwump sunlamp
cult halibut nimbus sunup
cusp handcuff numbskull tantrum
dandruff handgun pablum unjust
dictum hiccup