Phonics: Short Vowel u Sound Words As In Sun
In this tutorial, we shall focus on 3 letter short “u” sound words which says “uh,” as in “sun” and “bug”. “U” is the last of the vowels in the English alphabet. Like the other vowels, phonics “u” words has both a short vowel sound and a long vowel sound. There are other great examples of words given with the short U sound that would help students:
- Recognize words, phrases and sentences with u as in sun.
- Answer who, what, and where questions about a story read.
- Lesson 9 – u as in sun
ub ud ug um un ut up
bub bud bug bum bun but cup
- Materials: flashcards with words, phrases and sentences, pictures.
- Value: Playing with wholesome toys
- Drill on flashcards
- Initial consonant sounds – b. d, f, g, h, l. m. p, r, s, t
- Whole words: a, and, on, for, is, into, who, the, one, of, oh, it, what, where
- Opener: Chant
Hug, hug, the pup.
Rub, rub, the pup.
Hug and rub the pup.
Hug and rub the pup.
It’s fun to hug and rub the pup,
What is fun? What do you do with the pup?
a bad cat
six big kids
The bag is on the bed.
The man ran and sat.
What is the weather today? Is there a sun shining? What is fun to do under the sun? Let’s have fun reading new words.
- Presentation of short u sound words:
Reading by word families
- Teacher introduces ub on a flashcard. Students repeat ub.
Students sound the initial b and ub, then read bub.
Do the same with other words in the ub family.
Read the words- whole class, by groups, by rows and individual students.
Repeat the same procedure with other word families
Phonics short u sound Word Families
ub ud ug um un up ut
bub bud bug bum bun cup but
cub cud dug gum dun pup cut
hub mud hug hum fun sup gut
nub jug mum run hut
pub lug rum nun jut
rub pug gum pun nut
tub tug rut
- Unlocking of difficulties in mastering 3-letter short u words through:
Pictures and Real objects
tub mug run hut pup mud
bug gum cup cub hut bud
Rub run tug hum
Hug cut dug
- 1. Reading 3-Letter short u words in Phrases
big bug bug on the mud
bed bag hug and hum
red mug hug and rub
tin cup tug and run
- Reading Phonics u sound words in sentences
Ask after each sentence.
- The bad cub and pup run. What did cub and pup do?
The big bug is on the bud. Where is the big bug?
Oh! There is a mud.
Get into the tub. Why will he get in the tub?
- Ben gets the cup. Who gets the cup?
The cup is in the mud. Where’s the cup?
Jim sat in the hut. Where did Jim sit?
He cuts the bun. What did he do with the bun?
- Framing words, phrases, and sentences.
Students are made to frame words, phrases and sentences.
Matching phrases and sentences on flashcards with those on the board or chart.
- Reading a story
He runs to the hut.
He runs to see the gun.
Where is the gun?
Oh,What fun to get the gun!
What fun to run in the sun!
- Comprehension questions
Who runs? Where does he run to?
Why does he run to the hut? What does he ask?
What is fun for Ben/ What else is fun for Ben?
Do you have fun, too, getting a gun? What kind of gun is it?
If you will choose between a toy gun and a ball to get, what will you choose? Why?
Activity 1- Flashcard drill, Reading word families
Activity 2 – Group 1- Underline the name of the picture on the left.
Group 2 – Underline the word which is the same as in the word box.
Group 3 – Underline the sentence that tells about the picture on the left.
Activity 3 – Picture Story
Teacher shows the picture while students read the story.
Activity 4 – Have the students read the story on the board.
Pair the picture on the left with the phrases or sentences on the right. Write the letter only.
Give the missing letter or letters.
Phonics should be fun for you and your child! Pick a time when you both are relaxed and happy, and have fun reading books and singing songs together. These short “u” activities are a start, but feel free to create your own, too.
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