One-Syllable Words: by Vowel Sound
Welcome to the OnTrack Reading One-Syllable Word Lists. On this page you'll find one-syllable word lists organized around each of the nineteen vowel sounds found in English words. For example, the AR section lists 56 one-syllable words containing the "ar" spelling of the vowel sound. The OY section has two lists, one spelling the vowel sound using the "oy" spelling and the other using the "oi" spelling.
By the way, if you like what you find here, the OnTrack Reading Comprehensive Word Lists book shown below contains all of the lists on these three word list pages in one convenient publication.
OnTrack Reading 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.
List 1: First Vowel Sounds Spelled in Basic Code Only
List 2: Second Vowel Sounds Organized by Spelling
- AE (Mae) Sound Word List
- EE (see) Sound Word List
- IE (tie) Sound Word List
- OE (toe) Sound Word List
- UE (cue) Sound Word List
List 3: Ar, Or, Er, and Err Sounds Organized by Spelling
- AR (car) Sound Word List
- OR (for) Sound Word List
- ER (her) Sound Word List
- ERR (merry) Sound Word List
List 4: Remaining Vowel Sounds Organized by Spelling
- OW (cow) Sound Word List
- OY (toy) Sound Word List
- OO (zoo) Sound Word List
- OUL (would) Sound Word List