U (cut) Sound Multisyllable Word List
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 /u/ words spelled u contains every word in the database with the /u/ sound spelled u because of the way the lists are organized.
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.
Of the 7,000 words in the database constructed from a popular children’s dictionary, 96 of them are multisyllable words with the vowel sound /u/.
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 “perfect pronunciation” is emphasized for spelling purposes. Thus, the word bucket, chunked buck et, is taught to be pronounced with an /u/ and /e/ sound rather than the last chunk using the schwa sound.