/g/ Sound Spelled GU Word List
By Rodney Everson
The /g/ sound has five common spellings, g, gg, gh, gu, and gue.
The "gu" letter combination appears in enough words that it is worth teaching as a digraph. It is always found at the beginning of a chunk. Teaching it simplifies matters since it removes the need to add additional sounds to digraphs like "ui", "ua", "ue", and "uy".
Of the 7,000 words in the database constructed from a popular children’s dictionary, ten of them are words with the /g/ sound spelled "gu".
Note on the word divisions: Each word is divided into chunks determined by the unique and effective OnTrack Reading Multisyllable Method. The chunks are not syllables.
Comprehensive Word Lists
Features over 100 word lists built from 7,000 words input from a children's dictionary. Lists are organized by vowel and consonant sounds and cover most common spellings. Useful in the classroom for building curriculum aids such as short stories that emphasize specific sounds and spellings. Multisyllable words are also included, chunked according to the method taught in the OnTrack Reading Advanced Code Phonics Workbook.