Skill: long (o) spelling patterns (-old) and (-ost)
Read the words listed below.
(old): This pattern has a single vowel, though a long (o) sound.
(ost): The letter combination (ost) may have either a long (o) or short (o) sound.
long "o" (ost) words
*The “h” is silent in the word ghost.
(ost): short "o" (ost) words
What are the two spelling patterns in the words listed above?
Dictation/Spelling Practice for (-old, -ost) long (o) words
Read these sentences
- I will fold this gold poster.
- I see mold on this old apple.
- The bold hostess scolded the child.
- I told the host I was cold.
- I will tie the old goat to the post.
- Please hold my cold hand.
- I sold the frame on my old gold poster.
- Most of the ghosts are invisible.
- Most of the cheese has mold on it.
- Dad sold the old gold candle.
- Did the postman fold the postcard?
- I sold the gold for more than it cost.
- I lost most of my toast when the hostess dropped the plate.
Create one or two sentences. Please include words that have the long (o) spelling pattern (-old, -ost) in each sentence. Remember all sentences begin with a capital letter, end with a period (.), question mark (?) or exclamation point (!). Your penmanship should be neat and you should leave a little space between the words you write.
Please illustrate your favorite sentence.