Teaching Phonics

ow words – Phonics Poster


A FREE PRINTABLE phonics sound poster which focuses on auditory discrimination for the beginning sound ow.


ow words

Words with the ow sound 

ow words

Phonics Poster – ow words 


(a phonics poster for you to DOWNLOAD and PRINT)

ow Word List



How to Download Your ow words Phonics Poster:

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One Way to Use this Poster:

  1. Students sit in pairs.
  2. Teacher introduces the ow sound poster on the website and models the onset and rime.
  3. Teacher models giving clues for the students to guess e.g. ‘A female pig _______ ‘, ‘The noise a cat makes _______’. 
  4. Students guess the word and spell it to their partner. 

Another Possible to Use this Poster:

  1. Complete a running record or a student.
  2. If the ow sound sound appears to be a sound the student needs knowledge on, go to and find & print the ow words poster.
  3. Explore the poster together.
  4. Practice decoding the words with the ow sound.
  5. Place the poster in a loose leaf folder to create a book or personal sounds the student needs to work on. 

Yet Another Way You Might Like to Use this Poster

  • Recorded reading – students record themselves reading the word lists (phone, tablet, PC) and listen to themselves reading the words back. Ask them to identify words they need to practice and what they perceive to be the problem. How will we fix that problem?

Where to Next?

How about some FREE Lowercase Letters Posters or a CVC Phonics Game

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