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OUL (would) Sound Multisyllable Word List

By Rodney Everson

This list has all multisyllable words in the database that contain any spelling of the /oul/ sound. They are arranged both by spelling and by the chunk that the spelling occurs. It can be a valuable resource for locating words to illustrate a certain pattern or to find words to practice reading that pattern.

Of the 7,000 words in the database constructed from a popular children’s dictionary, 45 of them are multisyllable words containing the vowel sound /oul/. Longer words use only the "oo" or "u" spelling of the /oul/ sound. Only would, should, and could and their derivatives like wouldn’t and should’ve use the "oul" spelling. Furthermore, the "I" spelling is used in very few ways with the "ful" ending in words like helpful accounting for most of the usage.

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.

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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.