OE (toe) Sound Word List
The /oe/ sound, often called the long-o sound, is one of five sounds that are named by the name of a single vowel letter. The letters are a, e, i, o, and u. This class of vowel sounds has many spelling options. In the case of the /oe/ sound, there are seven common spellings.
Of the 7,000 words in the database constructed from a popular children’s dictionary, 197 of them are one-syllable words in which the vowel sound is /oe/. The various spellings of the /oe/ sound are "o", "oa", "oe", "o-e", "ow", "ou", and "ough".
The most common spelling is "o-e" in one-syllable words. The "oa" and "ou" spellings are found only in the middle of one-syllable words. The "oe" and the "ow" spellings are usually endings, but not in all cases (poem, bowl). This is a great list for locating simple words that have a common spelling of the /oe/ sound, such as the "oa" in cloak, foam, and soap, because the list is organized by the vowel spellings.