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O (hot) Sound Multisyllable Word List

By Rodney Everson • Updated Jun 8th, 2023

OnTrack Reading Phonics Program

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The five lists of the /a/, /e/, /i/, /o/, and /u/ sounds spelled only with a, e, i, o, and u are organized so that each such word only shows up on one of the five lists. This list of /o/ words spelled o only contains words where any other vowel sounds are /a/, /e/, or /i/ sounds.

Taken together, the five lists cited above will hold all words in the database that have only Basic Code spellings of their vowel sounds. These lists can be very useful for putting together stories or assignments that have words with spellings already covered in the curriculum. This list is not a list of all words in the database containing the /o/ sound. For example, the word column will be found in the corresponding /u/ list.

Of the 7,000 words in the database constructed from a popular children’s dictionary, 226 of them are multisyllable words with the vowel sound /o/ in which the only other vowel sounds might be /a/, /e/, and /i/.

Note on the word divisions: Each word is divided into chunks determined by the unique and highly effective OnTrack Reading Multisyllable Method. The chunks are not syllables.

The OnTrack Reading curriculum also avoids teaching the schwa sound. Instead, making a “perfect pronunciation” is emphasized for spelling purposes. Thus, the word blossom, chunked bloss om, is taught to be pronounced with two /o/ sounds, rather than the last chunk using the schwa sound. Similarly, words with tion, sion, and cion endings are treated as though the letter "o" in those endings represent the /o/ (short-o) sound, rather than the schwa.

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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.
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